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Enfamil Enfacare Lipil Medication
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
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
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
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
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
Changing enfamil to s26 can i alternate both til shes done with enfamil and totally switc to s26?
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
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
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?
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?
What type of formula can I give my baby because he throws up with the one he drinks now which is enfamil i would lie to know what can I do to help my baby or what formula can he drink other than enfamil
If : If your baby is having trouble tolerating a milk based formula, regardless of the brand, then you may want to consider switiching to a soy based formula and monitor for improvement.Soy based formulas are sold in any store that sells "regular" or milk based formula. If this does not help, then your baby maybe dealing with a reflux issue, and would need to be evaluated by his or her doctor. Take care. ...Read more
Depends: Most infants would not process digest these two formulas differently but some become more gassy, constipated or have other issues on one or the other. This also applies to store brands. I usually prefer to get on one that the kid seems to tolerate, whichever one it is, and stay with it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 2 month old son is on nutramigen because the regulars enfamil made him constipated. But the nutramigen doesn't fill him up.
Growth spurt..: 2 month old infants often go through growth spurts; the caloric content of nutramigen is the same as regular enfamil. He likely just needs more volume of formula. Try 0.5-1 oz more in 1-3 feedings per day. Watch for vomiting or spitting up. Remember, the goal is to not be hungry and grow, not to fill up. ...Read more
My baby is 3 weeks old and we've noticed some blood in his stools. We feed him enfamil and recently switched from walmart brand. Is this the cause?
Milk Allergy: Blood in the stool for a very young baby who otherwise seems well, could be a sign of cow milk protein allergy. If the baby is growing well, seems healthy, and not too fussy, you might watch for a few days. If the baby is fussy, gassy, not sleeping well, i would suggest trying an allergy formula such as nutamagen or alimentum. Both are quite expensive, but are covered by wic. ...Read more
What is the best formula for my 3week old?He is currently feeding on breastmilk all times and on enfamil newborn premium when breastmilk is not there.
Breast milk: Your own breast milk will always be the best choice for your baby. Drink plenty of fluids and let the baby have the breast frequently to increase your supply. If you must supplement then use any of the commercial formulas that he tolerates. ...Read more
I have been giving my baby good start formula, now i gave her enfamil. She puked lots, it even came out her nose. Does that mean i shouldn't try again?
Not necessarily: The different cow's milk based formulas are all very similar in composition. It would be very unusual for one brand to cause problems when another didn't cause any. However, if she continues to have excessive vomiting and the formula is the only thing that's changed, try switching back. Be aware there are other reasons for vomiting. Look out for lethargy or decreased urine - signs of dehydration. ...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
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