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How do I know that my baby is getting enough formula to eat?

How do I know that my baby is getting enough formula to eat?

When they grow ok: Often babies go thru variations in their feeding volumes but a simple rule is baby can take up to half their poundage as a feeding. (10lb=5oz). More or less at a given feed is ok.If your baby is wetting diapers every 4-6 hrs and filling out, things are going well. Your doctor can verify normal growth at checkups. Try not to confuse their reflex sucking activity after feeds as a need to feed more. ...Read more

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Does soy formula for babies cause babies to get thrush?

Does soy formula for babies cause babies to get thrush?

No: Thrush is an infection caused by a fungus (sometimes called yeast) this type of infection is common in babies because their immune system is still developing. Fungal infections are common in warm moist areas like the mouth, diaper area (especially the creases) and folds of skin such as under the neck. It is not related to type of formula. Antibiotic use can increase yeast infections. ...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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My son just started a new formula called, infant neocate, hes thrown up every bottle so far. What could be the problem? Does he have to get used to it

My son just started a new formula called, infant neocate, hes thrown up every bottle so far. What could be the problem? Does he have to get used to it

If Neocate: If the baby is on neocate, that implies his doctor suspects multiple food allergies or GI intolerance. The most important step is to be sure you're mixing the formula properly. If it's too concentrated, the baby may vomit. Please be careful mixing it. See https://www.Neocate.Com/shop/c-7-neocate-infant-dha-ara.Aspx?#directions. ...Read more

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How hot do I need to get water in a pan on the stove to warm up babies formula?

How hot do I need to get  water in a pan on the stove to warm up babies formula?

Why ever?: Babies do fine with formula at room temperature and some even enjoy it right out of the refrigerator. Warming is a step you can skip and spend the time nurturing your baby. ...Read more

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I managed to breastfeed my baby for 11 weeks, im worried her immune system is not strong. Do formula fed babies get ill more often? :(

I managed to breastfeed my baby for 11 weeks, im worried her immune system is not strong. Do formula fed babies get ill more often? :(

In the 3rd world : Breastfeeding for 11 weeks is great providing your infant with adequate amounts of antibodies to line the intestine & combat viral infections that cause vomiting & diarrhea. While pregnant you transferred antibodies to your infant that will provide protection for the first 6 months of life. If your child is healthy & growing then there's nothing wrong with the immune system. Enjoy your new one. ...Read more

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Is there a proven link between breastfeeding and improved lifelong dental health? Do formula-fed babies get weaker teeth/thinner enamel? Thanks!

Is there a proven link between breastfeeding and improved lifelong dental health? Do formula-fed babies get weaker teeth/thinner enamel? Thanks!

No direct link: Infants who fall asleep while either breast feeding and/or bottle feeding are both more prone to tooth decay as they don't swallow the last of thy milk or formula and it sits around their teeth all night causing decay. Bottles tend to be worse as the baby does not have to actively suck for liquid to keep dripping into their mouths. Either method used improperly will cause decay. ...Read more

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I am 37 weeks pregnant and am 1 1/2 centimeters dialated I have had constant contractions for 3 weeks and I have had the steroid shots for the babies lungs is it safe to take castor oil to induce labor i can't sleep get sick when i eat and am in pain from

I am 37 weeks pregnant and am 1 1/2 centimeters dialated I have had constant contractions for 3 weeks and I have had the steroid shots for the babies lungs is it safe to take castor oil to induce labor i can't sleep get sick when i eat and am in pain from

No. : No. You should not take castor oil prior to reaching your due date. Remember that your baby is 2 weeks younger than the number of weeks that you are pregnant. Your baby is not ready to be born. Once your due date has arrived, you may consult your doctor about taking castor oil to induce pregnancy. Do not do this without consulting your doctor. Remember that castor oil is a laxative. It has a bad taste, can cause abdominal cramping, diarrhea and vomiting. If you do not want to feel these symptoms, then you should avoid this. Talk to your doctor about things to do to help you be more comfortable. It is very common for women to be uncomfortable during the last few weeks of pregnancy. Your baby needs more time in your tummy. ...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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How can I tell by the ingredients list if an infant formula contains casein?

How can I tell by the ingredients list if an infant formula contains casein?

Curds & whey: If your baby has a documented allergy to one or both cow's milk proteins, casein (curds) & whey, your pediatrician or pediatric allergist would have recommended an alternative formula. There's no other reason to avoid casein, just like there's no reason to avoid gluten if you don't have celiac disease. Neither protein causes nor worsens symptoms of Autistic Spectrum Disorder. ...Read more