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Gain Milk Formula Vs Promil
My 11mth old never has liked formula. Tried whole milk doesn't like. She weighs only 15lbs. Eats baby food. How can I get her to gain weight. Normal?
Needs assessment: Sounds small for age. May be failure to thrive which has many etioiogies and would need to see pediatrician to assess. Social issues, gastrointestinal abnormalities, chronic illness, metabolic disorder, intolerance to milk protein, infections etc. Infant is avoiding liquids. Could be related to gastroesophageal reflux. Liquids more likely result in reflux and irritability of esophagus and refusal. ...Read more
My baby weights 7, 8kg & his 9months old. Uses infacare formula milk. Which formula is best for him to gain weight? He also has eczema
What is the best formula milk for my 1 yr 2 mths baby to gain weight? Currently weighing 9.5kg. Is it on the right track? Can I use pediasure? Eat ok.
Gaining weight: 1st what was the birth weight, 9.5 Kg is a lot for 2 mos old, any regular milk base formula should be ok, gaining too much weight is not good for your baby's health, Pediasure is not for infants but is recommended for older children who are underweght. You need to talk to your pediatrician about the best & proper way to feed your baby to have normal weight for his height & age. Good luck ...Read more
1-8 fl oz: Most babies know better than we do what their bodies need to grow. As long as you burp her frequently during the feeding, she will eat the right amount. Don't get hung up on averages published in books/websites. I have seen growing newborns who only wanted 1 1/2 ounces and others who needed 8. ...Read more
When can I make the switch from formula to regular milk and what is the best way to do so? She is 10 months
Whatever suits you: The average kid will easily switch from one to another when offered. Some are put off by the change in flavor & some parents to a half & half for a while until they can go to full strength. The aap recommends bm or formula until 1 yr but many thrive on whole milk after 9m if they have a varied diet. Regular milk should be limited to 16-24 oz/d to avoid intestinal irritation & anemia. ...Read more
My toddlers aged 3.7 years & 1.9 years old, should I switch from formula to commercial powder milk (like nido)?
Regular diet please!: Your children are old enough to eat regular food and drink regulkar millk. Why do u want to spend more money on formula? If there is a medical reason then of course carry on the swithc to toddler formula for ur 1.9 yr old but your 3 yr old should not have to be on pecial formual unless there is also a specific medical reason for that. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my son is not happy on any formula but why cows milk if its supposed to cause the exact opposite?
Not certain: That I understand what your child's reaction is to cow's milk. Cow you clarify and re-ask. How old is your son? ...Read more
Milk: First, I would just try it. They might take to it, without a problem. If they reject that, then titrate. Start with 7oz formula and 1oz milk. After a few days, go to 6oz and 2oz, and so on. It's a good time to switch to a sippy, too. Also, don't forget to use whole milk (4%), from 1-2 yrs old. ...Read more
Good question.: There are milk-based, soy-base, hydrolyzed and free amino acid type formulas. Breast milk watching your own diet is absolutely the best and safest for your baby. It is best for you to ask your pediatrician or hematology specialist which formulas are best, if breast feeding isn't possible. I would try a milk-based formula of a well-known name brand and check ingredients for soy lecithin, soya, soy. ...Read more
Yes: It is safe to combine milk and liquid formula (but do not add milk to formula powder). After a baby is 12 months of age, and is eating a variety of baby foods, he can be weaned off formula and start whole cow milk. The weaning can be gradual over a week, in which more and more cow milk is mixed into the formula each day. By the end of the week, the baby's drink will be mostly or all cow milk. ...Read more
Whole milk: Whole milk is recommended when a baby reaches one year of age. ...Read more
Spit up versus vomit: Quite normal for many babies to spit up small amounts of milk/formula after feeding. Should be white & not green which could be sign of intestinal obstruction. Helped by vigorous burping. Larger volumes can be associated with gastric reflux, helped by keeping baby tilted head up. Projectile vomiting is another matter & could indicate presence of pyloric stenosis. Can be diagnosed sonographically. ...Read more
My son is 1 nearly and would like to know how to change him from formula to cows milk? Please I have no idea!
My son is 4 month old and weighs 8.3kg. He drinks about 1000ml per day (half formula), is this too much milk for him?
Too much milk: He should be drinking in the vicinity of 750 ml per day. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my child is not producing enuff milk for her 1 month old. How should we begin the switch to formula?
Formula options: Milk supply can be increased by nursing or pumping more frequently, staying well hydrated and rested, and by supplementing your diet with the herb fenugreek. However, starting with a standard cow milk based formula such a Similac or Enfamil should be fine unless there is a close family history of lactose intolerance, in which case a lactose-free (usually labeled as 'sensitive') or soy can be used. ...Read more
20 months son wakes daily in night due to hunger, wife gives 180ml formula milk in bottle. Is it normal to wakeup and giving milk at night?
Not needed: Beyond the first few months of life, night time feedings are not metabolically required and are not recommended. Night time feeding is associated with tooth decay and ear infections. Children who wake at night and require a bottle have likely not developed self comforting skills that are used to help them fall back to sleep after arousal without the aid of a bottle or pacifier. ...Read more
My son is 1 now and still doesn't eat solids hardly at all and is still on a lot of bottles should I introduce cows milk or stay with formula?
Try to lomit btls: I would make sure the kid is brought to the table and sits while others eat. Make sure your meal plan includes something you can mash up and offer him. Over time he will want to sample some of what others eat. I'd continue formula in a sippy cup and only offer water in bottles to protect his teeth. When he is taking one or two solids a day a switch to milk is ok but limit to 24 oz/d. ...Read more
My son is one year old, should I stop using formula all to gather and start on fresh milk? Fresh milk vs long live milk, is there a different?
My grandson turns 1 on January 17th & just ran out of his formula, I can't use wic checks till the 1st will it be ok to give him regular milk?
Lo just turned 1 should I keep him on formula or introduce whole milk. How many oz of formula he needs? Best way to ween him from bottle. Thank you
Whole milk: There is no reason why he can't be fed whole milk and table food at age 1. Just switch from formula to milk if you want. As for weaning off the bottle, this will depend on the child. Be sure not to let him suck on the bottle while lying on his back- this is one way to cause ear infections. ...Read more
7mth old bf only and she's on food I don't want to give her formula but I'm not producing enough milk anymore to go to work what's the best formula?
Hi, I gave my milk to my baby till his 4 mnths n my milk was dried up, now he is in 8 mnth. Is there any chance to reproduce my milk r continue formula?
My son is 15 weeks old, and lately he randomally brings up watery fluid or watery milk, he is formula fed and does it upto 2-3 hours after a bottle,?
See Your Doctor Now: Spitting up is common in infants between 0-3 months old, occurring at least once daily in 50% of babies. However neurologic, anatomic, and respiratory abnormalities can present with regurgitation. Nutritional deficits can also occur with significant regurgitation leading to poor weight gain, and other problems. See your doctor now for examination to ensure your baby's reflux is of a benign nature. ...Read more
When transitioning a baby from formula to cow's milk, what is the best way to do it? stop the formula altogether or gradually? What quantity per feed?
Either is fine: There are several ways to transition...One has been shared. Another is to just stop formula and give cow milk. Some babies do not like this and then you can gradually transition. ..Start with example- 1 oz milk /4 oz formula; then 2 z milk/2 oz formula and so on til it is all milk. You can also transition to almond milk or rice milk and be sure child is eating solids well. ...Read more
No: In almost all cases, breastmilk is best. Baby humans are made to drink human milk. Formulas do a good job of imitating breastmilk. In a few cases, a mom's milk may have some unusual imbalance of ingredients (for example, not enough fat, or more salt than usual), or a mom may be on a medication that gets into her milk and is harmful to babies. In these cases, formula would be more "nutritious". ...Read more
2 days if not frozen: The refrigerator section temperature varies because people open the doors to move foods & drinks in and out all day long. If breastmilk is meant to be used, it can go in the fridge section but should be used within 1-2 days. If breastmilk is meant to be frozen, it should be put in the freezer as soon as possible after pumping. Store up to 3 months in a fridge freezer or 6 months in a deep freezer. ...Read more