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Enfamil Ar Medication
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
Positioning: What is the age of the child? If older than 3 months and if severe GERD I would consider adding rice cereal 1 tablespoon per 4 oz of the formula to thicken the feed. In a baby less than 2 months I would try positioning in a 45 degree position after feedings for an hr to see if it helps. Fomula switching will not improve GERD if that is the correct diagnosis. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a way to make a regular formula into a formula used to prevent AR/spit-up? I have an entire can of Similac Sensitive but 3mo was changed to Enfamil AR
GE Reflux in infant: Thicken formula with rice cereal. Up to 1 tbsp per 2 ounces of formula. Here is some more information about reflux along with suggestions such as prevent overfeeding, keep baby upright 30 minutes after feeding, frequent burping. http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/gerdinfant/ ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a Specialist: This is a complicated question that cannot be well answered in only 400 characters. The problems with formula may be allergy or lactose intolerance or several other things. You should have the baby tested for soy and milk allergy and you may need to try several formulas before you find one that is well tolerated. Enfamil AR thickens in the stomach so it is less likely to reflux back up the esop ...Read more
I changed the formula on my 3month old from enfamil infant to enfamil a.R he passes stools 5 times a day now: yellow thicker w/ mucus is that normal?
Yes: The difference between the two formulas is that the ar contains a rice starch to "thicken" the formula a bit so that the baby doesn't spit up as much. This can increase fiber content in the stool, making the stools a bit thicker. 5 poops a day for a 3 month old is totally normal. Babies poop a lot! ...Read more
I have a 3 week old nephew. He keeps vomiting brown. He drinks enfamil a.r also mom tried breastfeeding he also throws that up. ?
My 8 week old son has constipation and very bad spit up like throw up. The doctor has him on enfamil ar. I also put karo syrup in bottle.
Wt check, water: Have you tried giving him water? I would recommend starting with 1 oz a day and see if it helps with the constipation. As for the spit ups, if he feeds well, is gaining weight, and does not seem in pain, i would not be treating the reflux symptoms with the above formula. If there are any worsening of his symptoms/problems he should be reevaluated immediately. ...Read more
3mo formula changed from Similac Sensitive to Enfamil AR. Wet stools/diarrhea, awful diaper rash, & very pale yellow-green pasty stools. Milk change?
That is possible : stools expected to change w/formula change until your baby's intestine adjusts to new formula. Greenish yellow seedy stools are a normal stool color for babies. There are many. Is the baby excessively fussy /gassy. If not, give it a bit longer to see how your baby is adjusting. Many changes & you can't tell what works. for rash-barrier ointment & air helpful can mix maalox w/it and apply ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Changing enfamil to s26 can i alternate both til shes done with enfamil and totally switc to s26?
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What minerals to look for in a formula milk that gives best nutrition for my baby? 4 mos3weks.Torn bet s26gold & enfamil..pls help
Probably not: That recall occurred quite some time ago. It's unlikely you have any of those cans of formula left. However, is you do, bring them back for exchange. If you think you have fed them to baby and they have been fine, nothing to worry about. It was widely precautionary that they recalled as much as they did in the first place. ...Read more
Yes up to 4-6 mo: Babies should be fed only breast milk or infant formula up to age 4-6 months. They do not require water or any foods, teas, or other supplements until then (except for vitamin d for babies on primarily breast milk.) 4-6 months is the right time to start introducing complementary foods. Until then, the enfamil with iron is complete nutrition for her. ...Read more
Same as all formulas: The nutritional value of this product is the same as any other formula. Be cautious about accepting hunger as the cause of fussiness or sucking behavior. Most babies will feed at any point if offered because it feels good to suck. One of the most overlooked reasons for their fussiness is fatigue. ...Read more
Why ?: This material is designed to replicate breast milk and satisfy the needs of a growing infant. To an adult, it is little more than fluid/calcium/fat and a few vitamins that are better provided by a normal balanced diet.It is unlikely to harm you, but the excess nutrients are either stored as fat or lost in your urine daily. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Formula: You can absolutely use it . Finish what you you have then go on to next level. ...Read more
My baby weight is 6.3 kg in 6months.I want her to gain more weight..is it safe to give indomilk with enfamil A+?what shud i give her for more weight
Failure to Thrive: When babies do not gain weight appropriately, we call it failure to thrive. There are numerous causes of this, generally determined by blood, urine and stool testing. The support that your baby needs to gain weight depends on the results of these tests. Please schedule her for evaluation soon! ...Read more
Expecta: Expecta prenatal vitamins appear to be glutein free. ...Read more
Cows milk allergy: can have different manifestations. Most common will be vomiting frequently after feedings and excessive fussiness. At times to the point of repeated vomiting followed by marked lethargy. Some infants with true milk protein allergy will have blood in stools. Infants rarely manifest hives or swelling of lips and tongue, which would be more common of food allergy ingestion older children/adults. ...Read more
Yes: no problem. This is safe and designed for infants. ...Read more
Depends: Formula is not paperclips. There can be minor differences in the ingredients that babies gut may deal with differently.This can result in changes in digestive patterns, cramping,loose stools,constipation etc.while switching back and forth. That said, some kids won't notice any difference and will do well,(or poorly) on one or both. Best find one that works and stick with it. ...Read more
Age: Nutramigen LIPIL 1 & 2 are extensively hydrolysed formulas indicated for the management of CMA. Nutramigen LIPIL 1 is suitable from birth to 6 months See more at: http://www.nutramigen.co.uk/hcp/product-range/nutramigen-lipil-1-and-2#sthash.ZOSs8LYW.dpuf Nutramigen info: http://www.enfamil.com/products/nutramigen Talk with your doc for further details. Always consult doc prior to formula change. ...Read more
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?
Help! are there formulas out there that are similar to breastmilk? Tried putting my son on enfamil and he wont drink it!
Trouble weaning ?: All the commercial products try to mimic breast milk and some are more successful than others. If you are trying to wean, you may need to have someone else offer the bottle feeds at the beginning.If the kid smells you he will want you. After he's fed several bottles with dad or a helper, he may be willing to take one from you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer