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Doctor insights on: Home Remedies For Supplementing Breast Milk With Formula

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Why is breast milk best for babies? Some formulas have added DHA & lutein..

Dr. Jay Park Dr. Park
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Why is breast milk best for babies? Some formulas have added DHA & lutein..

See below: Breast milk has a lot more. Immunoglobulin a, pro- and prebiotics protects infant from developing infection. Iron in breast milk is easily absorbed. Breast-fed infants are less likely die from sids (sudden infant death syndrome) as well. ...Read more

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Are cartons of almond milk a good substitute or supplement for mother's milk for a baby?

Are cartons of almond milk a good substitute or supplement for mother's milk for a baby?

No: The nutritional content of most milk substitutes is not in most cases sufficient for a baby. That includes almond, rice, and goats' milks. Even cows' milk can cause problems but mainly because it's actually too strong for babies and quickly lead to iron deficiency if taken in excess. Regular infant formulas or soy or specialty formulas are the best choice for supplementing breast fed infants. ...Read more

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When should breast milk be supplemented with formula?

When should breast milk be supplemented with formula?

It Depends: Supplementation is not necessary unless your pediatrician feels your baby is not growing properly. However after your milk supply is well established, usually 2 weeks, you may supplement with formula if you just need some rest or want to have a date night. It will not confuse your baby or interfere with breast feeding. The choice is yours. ...Read more

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Save to supplement 8 month. Old baby with goats milk instead of formula?

Absolutely not!: Goats milk is great for baby goats, but not for baby humans. It does not have the right nutrition for babies and can cause health problems. ...Read more

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Is it ok to supplement my breast milk with formula?

Is it ok to supplement my breast milk with formula?

Yes: It is fine to supplement breastfeeding with some formula, if the baby is very hungry after breastfeeding. To be successful in breastfeeding though, it is best to avoid supplementing during the first week of life, so the baby can learn to be a good breastfeeder. However, moms should give formula in the first week if the baby is having low blood sugar, excessive weight loss, or other problems. ...Read more

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Is there a formula milk for babies with out soy based, soy lecithin, soy bean oil?

Is there a formula milk for babies with out soy based, soy lecithin, soy bean oil?

Absolutely: Alimentum and nutramigen are the first two that are readily available that come to mind. They are a bit more expensive, but very easy to digest and no soy anything. They don't taste as good, so if the baby scoffs at eating them, can put one drop of vanilla in the entire bottle to flavor. ...Read more

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Please advise if breastfeeding and suplementing feeds with formula upset babys tummy ?

Please advise if breastfeeding and suplementing feeds with formula  upset babys tummy ?

Breast feeding: Digestion of human milk is almost without symptoms or signs. Digestion of formula, which is made from cow milk will sometimes cause a baby to push and turn red when having a bm. Stools also look different with formula than what they do with breast milk only. ...Read more

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Is drinking milk a health n fitness option?These days I see many substitutes, including soy and rice milk.

Is drinking milk a health n fitness option?These days I see many substitutes, including soy and rice milk.

Protein & Carbs: Milk can provide protein and carbs after exercise & training, but remember in the usa cow's milk likely contains rbgh(bovine growth hormone-associated with increased risk of breast, colon & prostate cancers-banned in europe & canada) unless organic and labeled "no rbgh." soy milk should also be organic as >90% is genetically modified to withstand roundup and may be contaminated with the pesticide. ...Read more

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Is whole milk better to drink for breast feeding?

Is whole milk better to drink for breast feeding?

Confusing question: Cows do not drink milk to make it and humans do not have to either.Moms need a good source of calcium which can come from many sources and milk is an easy one, but cheese, yogurt, supplements can be used instead. ...Read more

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What pill help bring milk supplies for breastfeeding?

What pill help bring milk supplies for breastfeeding?

Taking fenugreek: Supplementing with fenugreek can help but pumping and nursing will help the most. ...Read more

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Will Similac soy formula help a baby with reflux?

Will Similac soy formula help a baby with reflux?

Reflux and soy: If a sensitivity to cow milk proteins is causing the reflux, then changing to soy should help. However. most reflux in babies is considered physiologic and won't be reduced much by formula changes alone. ...Read more

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My 9wk old is formula feed. Has reflux dr said try lactose free formula no improvement? Any suggestions or just go back to cow milk based formula?

My 9wk old is formula feed. Has reflux dr said try lactose free formula no improvement? Any suggestions or just go back to cow milk based formula?

Reflux formula: You do not have to switch to a lactose free formula for reflux. You can try a reflux formula such as enfamil ar. This is a reflux formula that thickens upon entrance into the stomach. Some babies with severe reflux symptoms also might need medication (i.e. Zantac) and/or thickened feeds to control their reflux symptoms. ...Read more

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If I supplement breast milk with formula at 9 mo, does my baby need vitamins?

If I supplement breast milk with formula at 9 mo, does my baby need vitamins?

No: Vitamin d is perhaps the only supplement a 9 mo old might need as we have learned that most people are really vitamin d deficient. If your child is eating well (solids) and is on breast milk and formula, then other vitamins really are not necessary. ...Read more

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My baby has down syndrome. Which milk is good for him, breast milk or formula milk?

My baby has down syndrome. Which milk is good for him, breast milk or formula milk?

Breast milk: Breast milkhas the advantage of being the natural food for human babies. It also contains antibodies from mother that will be protective for many diseases. ...Read more

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Is rice milk soy formula or soy milk better for a toddler with milk intolerance?

Is rice milk soy formula or soy milk better for a toddler with milk intolerance?

More palateable: Either formula will work, however, there is an issue with palatability of the infant to tolerate the formula. Thus, its a matter of trying out the formula. Historically the soy based formula is more popular and also less expensive and readily available. Rice formula tends to be sold in certains stores. ...Read more

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Are soy milk &soy products better substitutes to milk& milk products for a diabetic type 2 person?

Are soy milk &soy products better substitutes to milk& milk products for a diabetic type 2 person?

Research shows bette: Research has shown that it is better which was published in journal of nutrition.The army veterans with advanced diabetes were able to lower unwanted protein in the urine and increase their HDL level in the blood by eating soy protein. ...Read more