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Infant Formula 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
Is there any hypoallergenic baby formula that tastes similar to breast milk? Any formula at all similar?
Taste is subjective!: Most infant formula is modeled after breast milk. The nutrients and needs of the growing infant are the first importance. Hypoallergenic implies less likely to cause allergic response, but this too depends on the infant. Taste is a minor concern in providing quality nutrition for the growing infant. ...Read more
My baby brother is 3 weeks old and refusing breast milk, is it okay to start using baby formula in a bottle?
INFANT FEEDING: I see mom is taking propranolol, carbamezipine and propylthiouracil. All these are l-2 drugs, means she can breastfeed without adverse effects to the baby. If baby refuses to nurse, mom can pump the milk with breast pump and feed baby in the bottle. If enough milk is not there, she can supplement with formula after breast milk. Best advise: talk to the pediatrician. ...Read more
Dark green loose poop since 2 days for 2 month old baby. She is under nan 1 baby formula from birth since I have less breast milk. Is it ok?
Yes: The color of the stool reflects how quickly it passes through her digestive tract. Loose is OK unless you are dealing with frequent diarrhea. White stool or blood in the stool are problems. Green and loose are OK. ...Read more
Infant fed similac pro advance formula and receives a minute amount of breast milk a day. Should we use a bovine colostrum product to boost immunity?
How many ounces of breast milk or fomula is a 3 week old infant supposed to drink and how many hours apart?
Depends on weight: For an average weighted newborn at 3 weeks age, approximately 3 oz every 3hours or 3 1/2 oz every 4 hours would be appropriate. ...Read more
Breast milk: Breast milk whether fed by nursing or in a bottle is the same. However, most babies who nurse get more milk than they would when milk is pumped because your baby is the most efficient breast pump developed ever. ...Read more
How does the development of infants that were bottle-fed breast milk compare to infants that were breastfed?
What you eat can: Breast milk won't make babies gassy usually, and most tolerate straight breast milk very well. However, there are certain foods that are famous for causing gas and bloating if mom eats them, then breastfeeds: cabbage, spicy foods, pepper, onions, garlic, caffeine, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots. I've had parents figure out almonds, tomatoes, and such. Scout recent meals and take notes. ...Read more
Most of the time yes: Infants often normally reflux small amounts of milk after feeding, while burping, with motion or for no reason at all. They then can be hungry again very soon, and you can go ahead and feed them. But if the amount is unusually large or frequent, or their urine is dark, see your doctor asap. ...Read more
Don't be in a hurry!: The simplest, most natural way to wean is when your child initiates the process, usually around when solids are started. But if you're ready and they're not, try slowly tapering the number of nursing sessions every two or three days by replacing a nursing session with an alternative meal from a bottle/sippy cup/other foods (if ready). With luck, she'll be too busy with new experiences to notice! ...Read more
Newborn jaundice : No breast milk does not prevent newborn jaundice which will happen to most of newborn. Usually breast feeding newborns may have more jaundice than formula feeding babies. Because breast milk is the best nutrition for infants it is recommended that babies fed with breast milk. Neonatal jaundice should be followed closely and treated with photo therapy (bili light) if needed. ...Read more
I have 2 day old infant (2nd child) and I have extremely sore cracked nipples.I pumped milk and right breast milk had blood clots. Help please. ?
Don't worry!: some bleeding from the nipples is normal and if the baby gets a little of your blood in the milk it is ok. If there is a lot, you could dump it if it makes you feel better. Use a gentle barrier ointment like lanolin on your nipples after nursing. Make sure to vary nursing positions and alternate starting breast. See a lactation consult if things don't improve in a few days. ...Read more
Mixed feedings: I congratulate you on choosing to breastfeed your baby. There is no harm in your plan to give baby one formula feeding at night. Dad can feed him and bond with him too. Formula feeding will come in handy when the time comes that you cannot breastfeed e.g., taking off for several hours and more importantly, in the presence of infection or having to take medication that might harm the baby. ...Read more
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
Some: It's generally believed that the immunologic advantage gained is proportional to the % breast milk fed. So not 100% but still worthwhile. ...Read more
What did your pediat: Pediatrician say, there are many different types and sometimes you have to try a few before u find the right one, but you should be using what your baby's doc recommends. ...Read more
How many ml's of expressed breast milk(not a formula)should a 6 month old baby eat per day?my baby's weight is 8.5kg
850 ml: 850 to 900 ml / day would be your baby's daily requirement, ...Read more
I feed my 16 days old baby entirely on NESTLÉ pro1 as breast milk is too less. Is this formula good or shall I use any other formula?
Is it ok to give some boiled water to 3 month old baby? She is under formula since I have less breast milk.and she drinks 2oz every hour.
No water!: We don't want to give your baby water at this age. She should have either breast milk or properly mixed formula. Water in small babies can result in a low sodium level in the bloodstream which can lead to seizures! Congrats on breastfeeding your baby! Even with formula supplement, breastmilk is giving baby very important immune system benefits and protection from infection! ...Read more
I combine feed my baby breast and formula. Is this enough to give her the antibodies from breast milk (she gets about 1/3 breast milk per day) ?
I am pumping to feed my baby breast milk but also using formula. (i'm not producing enough). Should I do breast milk only and formula only bottles?
I give formula n breast milk to my 2m old baby his weight is 4.8kg.is he get enough nutrition? I give 4 bottles n 3 times give my milk.is it safe ok?
2 month old baby drinks milk every hour.Having less breast milk so using formula.she drinks 2.5 oz at a time & she stops when she is full.overfeeding?
Br.Milk: looser poop: Breastmilk-fed babies usually have looser, more watery, poops when compared to formula-fed babies. Breastmilk has ingredients that encourage the intestines to move the poop along, so the poop leaves the baby sooner (a faster transit time means the poop doesn't stay in the baby long, so the poop doesn't get drier nor firmer). Formula-fed babies have firmer poops and more easily get constipated. ...Read more
If you can breast: If your infant is to immature to be able to suck and coordinate swallow, a functions that develops around 34 weeks of gestational age, pump all you can so you can provide valuable nutrition and immunity to your baby. Breast milk is the perfect nutrition for almost any infant, it is much easier to digest than formula and besides it will give you the opportunity to be even more involved in his care. ...Read more
How many ml's of expressed breast milk (not a formula)should a 8 and 9 month old baby eat per day?And how often?my baby's weight is 9 and a half kilo.
Calories : Your baby needs 950 calories a day and if your breast milk is average concentration at 20 cal per ounce then if it were the only source of nutrition you would need to supply 40 ounces per day or 1200 cc per day. By now most babies are on some solids and other fluids and not needing as much breast milk. And over time breast milk quality and quantity starts to vary. So feed until full ! ...Read more