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Enfamil Feeding Chart
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
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
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
Can anyone tell me if the Enfamil Reguline "ready to feed" infant formula designed for softer stools has a bitter taste?
3 week old daughter was on ready to feed enfamil a+ without issue gave powdered a+ she started to vomit with severe gas what could be wrong?
Difficult issue: The only difference in your feeding is whether you add water. If the water you mix it with is fine and you do it properly, the formula should have nothing to do with the symptoms. Infants can develop increasing gas and symptoms of reflux or formula sensitivity as they get older. These are things to discuss with the babies doc, so you can sort through the possibilities. ...Read more
My four months old boy is on combination feeding 4oz four times a day (enfamil) plus breastfeed. He is not taking breast now. Feeds only in sleep.
Stop that pattern: Infants cannot be asleep & be eating. Many create a nasty habit as baby uses feeding as their transitional crutch while they glide into sleep.It is important to stop this & make sure baby stays up for at least a 1/2 hour before they sleep, so they can establish a good day feeding pattern. It is best if you put baby down & console it from a short distance if it is fussy. Don't teach it to use rocking ...Read more
My four month old baby is on combination feeding. Formula feeds (enfamil) 4 ounces three or four times a day plus breast feed is it too much?
Formula &breast fed: The amount of formula your baby is getting is not too much, I can't judge how much he gets from breast feeding, if the baby is gaining weight within the expected range, being content & happy then you're on the right track. Your pediatrician will discuss the baby's growth during every well visit. You can discuss your concerns with him. Good luck, enjoy your bundle of joy. ...Read more
My 3 month old sons poop has turned dark brown with white chunks in it. He is formula fed enfamil with baby oatmeal in it. His stools have increased?
Brown is OK!: Baby poop is lots of different colors and can change from day to day for any baby. One day brown, one day yellow, one green. The worrisome colors are dark black after the first few days of life (cuz your first poop is blackish meconium), red poop or pure white poop. I suppose purple would be weird too! As his digestive tract matures, consistency will also vary. And yes, baby poop stinks! ...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 more
Changing enfamil to s26 can I alternate both til she's done with enfamil and totally switc to s26?
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
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
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
What minerals to look for in a formula milk that gives best nutrition for my baby? 4 mos3weks. Torn bet s26gold & enfamil. Pls help
Both are good: Whichever your baby tolerates continue with, enjoy your baby ...Read more
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
NO: Enfamil with iron will not cause tongue discoloration. Usually fruit or fruit juice causes temporary discoloration of tongue. ...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 more
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
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
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
Expecta: Expecta prenatal vitamins appear to be glutein free. ...Read more