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How Can I Know If My Baby Is Allergic To Milk
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
If my baby is allergic to corn, rice, & has milk/soy protein allergy what are odds of other allergies? Any food I should avoid as he starts babyfood?
Baby: Since he has so many just starting out I would get the advice of a pediatric allergist. ...Read more
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
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
Whole milk: Whole milk is recommended when a baby reaches one year of age. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
? 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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