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Doctor insights on: Gerber Vs Enfamil Formula

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Enfamil (Definition)

Enfamil is a metabolic agent which is a kind of ...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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My 2 months boy is on gerber soothe but still turns res while pushing to pass gasses & to have bowel mov. Not constipated, is better enfamil gentlease?

Formula: Gentlease is a good alternative. Many babies do very well on it. If you'd like to keep the baby on his/her current formula, a trial of probiotics might be recommended by the baby's doctor. ...Read more

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Can I switch formula brands? My baby is on similac, but I got enfimil and gerber brand for free. They are all the normal formula.

Can I switch formula brands? My baby is on similac, but I got enfimil and gerber brand for free. They are all the normal formula.

Maybe: Although all are required to meet the same nutrient minimums formulas are not interchangeable. Switching out may not bother some infants but can lead to gasiness, constipation or colicky symptoms. Some stores will let you trade out formulas on a can for can basis. Beware, some freebies are worth what they cost. ...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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Low on $. 1week till I get my wic for formula. Can I give my son similac formula for a couple of days? His on gerber formula right now but im out.

Low on $. 1week till I get my wic for formula. Can I give my son similac formula for a couple of days? His on gerber formula right now but im out.

Should not be problm: As long as the protein base is the same (cow milk protein or soy) there should not be any problem. There are subtle differences in formulas and their stooling pattern may change. ...Read more

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Which is better? Parents choice or enfamil formula?

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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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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Help! Are there formulas out there that are similar to breastmilk? Tried putting my son on enfamil and he won't 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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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

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

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Can I still give my 3 month baby enfamil newborn formula til she's 1 year old?

Can I still give my 3 month baby enfamil newborn formula til she's 1 year old?

Yes: That's perfectly appropriate. But as she begins to take more and more calories from her solids, starting at 6 months, the amount of nutrition she will get from her enfamil formula will be relatively less. ...Read more

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My son is 4 months old. Can I skip cereal but still formula feed him and give him stage 1 gerber baby food?

My son is 4 months old. Can I skip cereal but still formula feed him and give him stage 1 gerber baby food?

Sure, but....: A well rounded diet would include the cereal, which in baby food is fortified with iron, something infants need in their diets. Also, encourage you talk to pediatrician about timing of solids at 4 months. Some evidence waiting until 6 months may have advantages the most important thing you are already doing -continuing breast milk or formula, which is the cornerstone of your infants diet right now. ...Read more

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Why won't my one year old eat table food yet? Is it normal? He will eat a little baby food/gerber graduates gentle formula/juice...

Why won't my one year old eat table food yet? Is it normal? He will eat a little baby food/gerber graduates gentle formula/juice...

See below.: Was your son premature? Has he had swallowing difficulties with formula and/or the baby foods? Some children do resist eating table foods because they don't like the texture, but you should speak to his doctor to make sure there isn't a physical reason. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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