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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Enfamil (Overview)

Enfamil is a metabolic agent which is a kind of nutritional or metabolic agent.


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Is Enfamil canada same as enfamil philippines?

Is Enfamil canada same as enfamil philippines?

Formula types: Enfamil is just a brand name. It is impossible to say whether one is the same as the other unless you specify which type of formula. And there may be minor differences in different countries, as different governments may mandate different amounts of certain vitamins and minerals be added to the formula in their country. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
62 doctors shared insights

Enfamil (Overview)

Enfamil is a metabolic agent which is a kind of nutritional or metabolic agent.


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My 3week old son seems to have gas pain hes on enfamil gentelease and gas drops and Zantac (ranitidine) n nothing seems to work. What else I do or use? Please help

My 3week old son seems to have gas pain hes on enfamil gentelease and gas drops and Zantac (ranitidine) n nothing seems to work. What else I do or use? Please help

Try this: Try 24-36hours of nothing but pedialyte for feeding.No formula.As much and as often as he wants.There is nothing in pedialyte to cause gas.If the gas is eliminated, then he is having a formula reaction and there will be another that he can tolerate. If no better, consider acid reflux or another cause of the fussiness.See my other answers regarding " colic" and consult with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Is switching baby formula brands dangerous my baby is spitting up a lot so dr said to switch to enfamil ar from similac advance baby is 1 month old?

Not specificly: The switch is not much of a change.You go from one companies bovine formula to another companies bovine formula thickened with rice solids. Thickening can sometimes reduce spit up.You could simply add a half teaspoon of rice cereal/btl & do the same with the similac. Similac has a "sensitive" that changes to a soy protein source & removes the lactose. Either product are good nutrition & may help. ...Read more

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Can my baby switch between enfamil, similac, nestle's, and other formulas without any bad effects?

Can my baby switch between enfamil, similac, nestle's, and other formulas without any bad effects?

Caution: Baby formula is not the same as paper clips. Each has mandatory minimums of various nutrients, but your baby may process one better than another.Repeated switching is a set up for such problems as indigestion,constipation, vomiting, etc. It is best to find one your kid handles well and stay on it. ...Read more

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My daughter is 2months but enfamil is not enough for her to last 3hours can I add gerber in the milk or its to early?

My daughter is 2months but enfamil is not enough for her to last 3hours can I add gerber in the milk or its to early?

Gerber: It is too early to add gerber's. Try giving more milk, have your child such on a pacifier and give sterile water between feedings if necessary. ...Read more

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Is Enfamil canada same as enfamil philippines?

Formula types: Enfamil is just a brand name. It is impossible to say whether one is the same as the other unless you specify which type of formula. And there may be minor differences in different countries, as different governments may mandate different amounts of certain vitamins and minerals be added to the formula in their country. ...Read more

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What can I expect when switching from simlac to enfamil?

Nothing special: If you are changing from the cow milk based product of one for the other, there is no significant difference in the products that could cause a predictable problem. If you change from a cow milk based to a soy there will likely be some change in stool frequency or consistency. ...Read more

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Will drinking enfamil help me to gain weight?

More calories: We gain weight by consuming more calories than we burn. Many supplements are available for that purpose. Infant formula is not made for adults, . Ensure boost and scandi shakes can aid. Seeing a nutritionist may also help you see where there are areas f your diet that can be improved by eating more calorie dense foods. Dried fruits and nuts are calorie dense and can help add calories. ...Read more

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How do enfragrow, enfamil and similac 2 differ?

Similar: Most milks are standardized with minimal differences now. The milk companies have made great strides in improving their products but they agree that mothers' milk is best. If you really want to investigate differences-you can read the websites for the companies online and they will tout their benefits. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between enfragrow, enfamil and similac 2?

Whats the difference between enfragrow, enfamil and similac 2?

Baby's formulas: Infants formulas: enfamil and similac 20 are the same by content from different manufacturers though. Enfagrow - formula for toddlers. ...Read more

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Why is enfamil infant ready to feed formula darker and thicker than powder?

Why is enfamil infant ready to feed formula darker and thicker than powder?

Formula: I'm sure it has to do with the manufacture and processing technique. But, you would have to contact the company to find out why. They may have information on their web site. ...Read more

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Can my baby switch between enfamil, similac, nestle's, and other formulas without any bad effects?

Caution: Baby formula is not the same as paper clips. Each has mandatory minimums of various nutrients, but your baby may process one better than another.Repeated switching is a set up for such problems as indigestion,constipation, vomiting, etc. It is best to find one your kid handles well and stay on it. ...Read more

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I giv my baby 2 scoops of generic enfamil infant mixed with1 scoop of name brand enfamil AR . generic scoop looks bigger than than the other, this ok?

I giv my baby 2 scoops of generic enfamil infant mixed with1 scoop of name brand enfamil AR . generic scoop looks bigger than than the other, this ok?

Scoop size: The scoops may appear to be of different dimension to your eyes. Why don't you look to see if there is a label impressed into the scoop such as 1 tsp or 1 tbsp. Check the side of the cans of formula. It may be the case that they manufactured it such that they want you to use 2 scoops of the generic formula to reconstitute the liquid formula. They will give the instructions on the side of the can. ...Read more

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Can enfamil cause constipation if given once a day?

Can enfamil cause constipation if given once a day?

Formula: It is usually changing from infant formula to whole milk that causes constipation because of the lower sugar content, so no Enfamil does not cause constipation. All the best feeding your little one. ...Read more

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Could enfamil with iron cause tounge discoloration?

Could enfamil with iron cause tounge discoloration?

NO: Enfamil with iron will not cause tongue discoloration.Usually fruit or fruit juice causes temporary discoloration of tongue. ...Read more