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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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What to do about infant reflux, soy allergy, soy formula and enfamil ar?

What to do about infant reflux, soy allergy, soy formula and enfamil ar?

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

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3 month old is still spitting up a lot with enfamil a.R. Should i change his formula again?

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3 month old is still spitting up a lot with enfamil a.R. Should i change his formula again?

Try thickening of..: Formula by adding rice cereal, one tablespoon per oz of formula, on every feeding. In case he develops recurrent wheezing, poor weight gain, anemia, or arching of his back with excessive crying, have him checked by his 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?

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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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

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 more

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What to do about infant reflux, eczema, soy allergy, soy formula and enfamil ar?

What to do about infant reflux, eczema, soy allergy, soy formula and enfamil ar?

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

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How can I stop constipation problems for my 9 month old who takes enfamil ar and prune juice?

How can I stop constipation problems for my 9 month old who takes enfamil ar and prune juice?

CONSTIPATION: 9 month old baby with constipation, already on prune juice? Baby needs fiber in his diet. He has to be fed with more fruits and veggie, fluids and juice between feedings. Less rice cereal, bananas and apples. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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. ?

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. ?

Not normal: The brown color would be worrisome for blood. See his doctor for a review of his weight and his history of vomiting. He may need an US and other management. All the best. ...Read more

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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.

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

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3mo formula changed from Similac Sensitive to Enfamil AR. Wet stools/diarrhea, awful diaper rash, & very pale yellow-green pasty stools. Milk change?

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

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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?

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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Enfamil newborn recall from walmart, should I be concerned?

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

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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

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I feed my daughter enfamil with iron. Is that all she needs?

I feed my daughter enfamil with iron. Is that all she needs?

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

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Is enfamil nutramigen supposed to make a toddler full? Please advise!

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

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I drink eight ounces of Enfamil 3 a day is that bad for me. Plus with my regular meals?

I drink eight ounces of Enfamil 3 a day is that bad for me. Plus with my regular meals?

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 more

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Enfamil newborn is for babys 0-3 months can you give it to babys after 3 months of age?

Enfamil newborn is for babys 0-3 months can you give it to babys after 3 months of age?

Formula: You can absolutely use it . Finish what you you have then go on to next level. ...Read more

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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

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

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Which is better? Parents choice or enfamil formula?

Very Similar: Most formulas are very similar (they have to be due to regulation) so you might be better off buying store brand and saving money. Keep in mind breast is always best and free! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Enfamil allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Enfamil allergy?

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

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Is it safe to mix baby formula? (Similac sensitive with Enfamil infant)

Is it safe to mix baby formula? (Similac sensitive with Enfamil infant)

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

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Doctors, what is the difference between enfamil nutramigen lipil and nutramigen 1 ?

Doctors, what is the difference between enfamil nutramigen lipil and nutramigen 1 ?

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

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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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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 more

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My 8m old has been drinking enfamil soy formula, but had no choice but to buy enfamil gentle ease last night. Will hurt him or is a temp switch ok?

Depends: A temporary switch between formulas is probably ok, but it depends on why your child was on soy formula. If it was due to a milk allergy, then you need to know that gentlease is cow's milk based. ...Read more

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My 6 month baby doesn't sleep through the night since he's eating enfamil 2. He was with enfamil confort and sleeping 730-730, he doesn't like itnow?

My 6 month baby doesn't sleep through the night since he's eating enfamil 2. He was with enfamil confort and sleeping 730-730,  he doesn't like itnow?

Sleeping: Switch him back too Enfamil Comfort. He might be lactose intolerant and getting gas pains in the night. It is also possible that he is waking for other reasons and the formula switch is coincidental. ...Read more

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