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How can I tell if my baby is allergic to cows milk formula he's had a cough and phlegm since changing it to a non allergy formula?

How can I tell if my baby is allergic to cows milk formula he's had a cough and phlegm since changing it to a non allergy formula?

Skin test: The easiest way to tell if your baby is allergic to milk is to have your child skin tested by an allergist. You will have an answer in 15 minutes. To rely on their response to milk can often be confusing. ...Read more

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When a baby is allergic to cow milk formula and soy formula, what do you use?

When a baby is allergic to cow milk formula and soy formula, what do you use?

Elemental formula: Either neocate or elecare. Both of these are elemental formulas that are made up of Amino Acids without the cow's milk or soy protein. ...Read more

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Can I use evaporated milk in babies food?

Can I use evaporated milk in babies food?

Preferablynot: Preferably not. Infant formulas are made to maximize babies nutritional needs. ...Read more

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Is pastirozed milk ok for babies around 3 years of age?

Is pastirozed milk ok for babies around 3 years of age?

Yes: Bovine milk is often introduced after weaning or 1 yr of age in the US. It isan easy dietary source of calcium.Many other cultures use goats milk or just cheeses to supply calcium needs. ...Read more

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What causes constipation in babies who take only breat milk?

What causes constipation in babies who take only breat milk?

Define constipation: Breast fed kids may go a little every feed or one bulky stool every 7-10 days & if soft they are not constipated. Most formula babies go 1-2xd. Any stool that is dried out is constipation & a sign things are not moving along fast enough. Gas is from air swallowed or gas produced by gut germs. Fussy is whatever baby feels pissy about often fatigue. ...Read more

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When can you give an infant cows milk?

When can you give an infant cows milk?

12 months of age: Breast milk and /or formula are best until the age of 12 months, at which time it is ok to change to whole or 2% (lowfat) milk. It is ok to start babies on yogurt, however, with the rest of their solid foods prior to one year. ...Read more

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How to switch babies from formula to milk?

How to switch babies from formula to milk?

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

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When can you start giving cows milk to an infant?

When can you start giving cows milk to an infant?

12 months of age: Breast milk and /or formula are best until the age of 12 months, at which time it is ok to change to whole or 2% (lowfat) milk. It is ok to start babies on yogurt, however, with the rest of their sold foods prior to one year. ...Read more

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When do babies get off formula and when can they start milk?

When do babies get off formula and when can they start milk?

Whole milk: Whole milk is recommended when a baby reaches one year of age. ...Read more

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Will babies experience growth stunts if they don't have enough milk?

Will babies experience growth stunts if they don't have enough milk?

Babies' growth: Yes, babies growth may be "stunted" if they do no not receive adequate milk, (breast or formula). At first only weight is affected, but depending on duration length and brain growth and development could be affected. If unsure about your baby have your doctor check weights weekly or monthly depending on age. ...Read more

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Can I start mixing regular milk with my babies formula already? He's 9 months

Can I start mixing regular milk with my babies formula already? He's 9 months

Some do, some don't: At 9 months, after you have introduced a collection of solid foods, some begin the transition to regular milk. The aap and many other groups recommend breast of formula alone until a year. I don't see any problem if the kid is growing well. ...Read more

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Why do babies like pacifiers even if they aren't getting any milk from them?

Why do babies like pacifiers even if they aren't getting any milk from them?

Calming: Sucking is really the only mechanism newborn babies have to calm themselves. Its a built in reflex and helps calm babies, even when not eating. Its one step parents can use to help calm crying babies, but some babies will need us to calm them with holding, wrapping, shushing, etc... ...Read more

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Do most babies outgrow a milk allergy?

Do most babies outgrow a milk allergy?

It depends: Many babies outgrow a lactose intolerance, but some do not outgrow an allergy to milk proteins. If your baby is on a non-milk formula, your doctor may suggest a trial of a milk-based formula at some stage. Talk with your child's doctor. ...Read more

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What causes babies to ingest milk into their lungs?

What causes babies to ingest milk into their lungs?

Aspiration: The swallowing and breathing tubes use the same mouth and rely on a transitional structure called the epiglottis to close over the breathing tube and allow you to swallow food/fluids. If a baby is breathing in while the fluid is trying to go down, some can sneak passed the epiglottis and be inhaled into the lung. Luckily this rarely happens. ...Read more

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What infant formula is closest to breast milk?

All try to be: If considering a formula, the primary difference in types is the source of protein, (cow milk vs soy bean) and type of sugar (lactose vs non-lactose). All are regulated a by the fda and required to have certain components. All claim to be similar to breast milk in their benefit to the kids. The major brands are supported by decades of continuing research. Find one baby likes and stick with it. ...Read more

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Can I give my infant whole milk at 11 months?

Can I give my infant whole milk at 11 months?

Wait until 12 months: Whole milk should be started at 12 months of age. Breast milk or infant formula is for ages birth to 12 months of age. ...Read more

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Does drinking cold milk have any disadvantages? Can it be given to babies?

Does drinking cold milk have any disadvantages? Can it be given to babies?

Not for babies<1 yo: Cold milk is a safe beverage for most above 1 years old. Infants under 1 yo should ideally get human breast milk: cow milk infant formulas and other infant formulas are an okay substitute. Check in with your pediatrician if you have other nutrition questions. ...Read more

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Why can't we feed babies anything except milk until they are 6-months-old?

Why can't we feed babies anything except milk until they are 6-months-old?

? can't?: The best advise in the 40's to 60's included early infant solids to make up for deficiencies in home made bovine milk formula. (great for cows) This changed when moms went back to breast feeding and formulas were better designed for human use. No-one will jail you for early feeds, but it doesn't improve babies diet, sleep, or growth. Waiting until they sit is better for their developmental needs. ...Read more

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Which is the best formula milk brand for babies. I have a one year two months old son.?

Which is the best formula milk brand for babies. I have a one year two months old son.?

Best formula: The best "formula" for babies is nothing than your own breast milk. I hope you breastfed your baby. Breast milk or formula is recommended for babies until a year old. Since your baby is now 14 months old, you can switch him to regular whole milk or evaporated milk. ...Read more