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Gerber Vs Enfamil Formula
How much milk of magnesium can I give my 1 month old? Her bowel is a dark green paste and she strains. Her formula was changed from enfamil to gerber.
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 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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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.
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
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 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?
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
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
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...
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