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Doctor insights on: Infant Formula With Iron Medication

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Can similac advance infant formula with iron make a newborn constipated?

Can similac advance infant formula with iron make a newborn constipated?

Not specifically: This is an old myth that is perpetuated year to year. Iron given at therapeutic levels can cause constipation, but studies find no correlation with the level in formula. Infants may process one brand of formula slower or faster than another and any delay in emptying will lead to constipation. ...Read more

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Wich brand of infant formula is best?

Wich brand of infant formula is best?

Equal: No one brand is better than the other. If you still have the option, breast milk is the best nutrition you can provide for your baby. ...Read more

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Looking for most natural neocate infant formula?

Looking for most natural neocate infant formula?

Neocate: Neocate is a different type of formula. It is composed of free amino acids, the building block of proteins. It is as basic and natural as can be. There is no "organic" alternative. ...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

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How often can we change infant formula?

How often can we change infant formula?

Depends: There are a multitude of formulas, and the differences between them are not always evident. Patients often change formulas, without guidance, and later learn that they have switched brands. Like changing heinz for hunt's ketchup. Discuss formula changes with pediatrician, to reap the greatest benefit and solve what ever led you to want to change the formula. ...Read more

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Is there a maximum amount of infant formula in 24hrs?

Is there a maximum amount of infant formula in 24hrs?

Maybe: There probably is but there is no research saying how much. I usually recommend 30-35 oz per day. This is for an infant several mos old based on average estimated caloric requirements ...Read more

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My infant has been having dysbiosis. What can I do if I cannot nurture her enough, and I need to give her some baby formula?

My infant has been having dysbiosis. What can I do if I cannot nurture her enough, and I need to give her some baby formula?

M.D. visit: I would suggest discussing supplemental formulas and probiotics with your pediatrician. Breast milk is the best formula and enhances gut immunity. ...Read more

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Can infant formula cause eczema?

Can infant formula cause eczema?

Possibly: A cow's milk protein allergy may present as eczema in infants. Other symptoms may include fussiness and irritability, bloody/mucousy stools, vomiting, and poor weight gain. Consider a trial of a hypoallergenic formula, but discuss this with your doctor first. Some will try soy-based formulas, however a number of children who are truly milk-protein allergic may be soy allergic too, so be cautious. ...Read more

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What would happen if I drank infant formula? I`m a 20 year old male

What would happen if I drank infant formula? I`m a 20 year old male

Infant formula: If you can tolerate the taste, you are fine. ...Read more

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My baby don't want to drink infant formula anymore, he is just 2 years old. Thanks?

My baby don't want to drink infant formula anymore, he is just 2 years old. Thanks?

Stop Formula!: The Academy of Pediatrics and other organizations all agree that infants should be transitioned from formula to whole milk after 12 months (1year) of age, then transitioning them to low fat or skim milk after 2 years of age; of course with a healthy well-balanced diet of solid foods. Bottom line - your two year should not be drinking infant formula anymore - it has too many calories and fat.
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I'm curious if infant formula were only made available by prescription would that be a good thing?

I'm curious if infant formula were only made available by prescription would that be a good thing?

It depends: The amount of calories you burn walking depends on how much you weigh & how long & how fast you walk. You can find calculators for such activities on the internet, e.g., http://caloriesburnedhq. Com/calories-burned-walking/. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if infant formula were only made available by prescription would that be a good thing?

Why: Although breast feeding is best and preferred for the first year there are a number of reasons mothers end up formula feeding. Difficulty obtaining formulas in the 60's & 70"s led mothers to make their own from evaporated cow milk. The home made stuff was deficient in many nutrients but with early solid foods the kids grew up. Putting up barriers to force a parents choice is too much nanny state. ...Read more

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I added another half a scoop of infant formula by mistake while making formula milk. Baby has drank it. Should I be worried?

Not necessarily: Sometimes we do this to thicken formula in a baby who spits up too much. It shouldn't be a problem. ...Read more

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Are there probiotics or prebiotics in infant formula?

Are there probiotics or prebiotics in infant formula?

Both or either.: Look at the label. Example: Nutramigen® with Enflora™ LGG®* ("friendly" gut's bacterias, such as Lactobacterias (LGG) or Bifidobacterias, - they are - probiotics). Prebiotics are dietary fibers, or carbohydrates, or oligosaccharides, - the food needed for the normal gut flora (or microbiome) to grow (Example: Prebiotics in Enfagrow®). ...Read more

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What infant formula is closest to breast milk?

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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Is it safe to mix baby formula? (Similac sensitive with Enfamil infant)

Is it safe to mix baby formula? (Similac sensitive with Enfamil infant)

Depends: Formula is not paperclips. There can be minor differences in the ingredients that babies gut may deal with differently. This can result in changes in digestive patterns, cramping, loose stools, constipation etc. While switching back and forth. That said, some kids won't notice any difference and will do well, (or poorly) on one or both. Best find one that works and stick with it. ...Read more

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CDC recommends mix infant formula with water at temperature at least 158F. I am wondering whether there is a maximum temperature? Will temperature like 185F break down any nutrition or create bad chemicals?

CDC recommends mix infant formula with water at temperature at least 158F. I am wondering whether there is a maximum temperature? Will temperature like 185F break down any nutrition or create bad chemicals?

I never would: I don't know where you got your info but don't believe the CDC would suggest this and would NEVER do it. Baby formula should be placed in bottles cleaned as you would common dishes/utensils preferably using hot water but it is not necessary to sterilize them. It can then be mixed at room temperature using hygienic methods. I agree that high temps would break down the nutrients. ...Read more

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My baby don't want to drink his new infant formula, what shall I do? Thanks

My baby don't want to drink his new infant formula, what shall I do? Thanks

Details: I can't help unless you tell me the baby's age and weight and if you breast fed, but normally babies have a short time transitioning to formula after breast milk but soon adapt. ...Read more

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What statistics indicate that mothers should favor breastfeeding over using infant formula?

What statistics indicate that mothers should favor breastfeeding over using infant formula?

Too many to list: The benefits to both mom and baby are too numerous to list in less than 400 characters. Check out this link for more info: https://www. Nichd. Nih. Gov/health/topics/breastfeeding/conditioninfo/Pages/benefits. Aspx ...Read more

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Any real reason to pay more money for organic infant formula?

Any real reason to pay more money for organic infant formula?

Organic food: It would be a personal choice as no studies show organically grown food is healthier. ...Read more

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Which is better soy based or cow milk infant formula?

Depends on situation: Some folks prefer the bovine protein as more human like & there is some question whether the soy lives up to its quality. That said, most kids would never have any appreciable difference in growth/development either way. The exception comes if a kid is intolerant to one. If so, the other product or a specialty formula like alumentum would be less likely to cause GI symptoms. ...Read more

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Unusually more spit ups with resistance to feed. ... After being fed on infant formula for my 2 month baby. Is this normal?

See pediatrician: Formula you are using may not agree with the infant, hence the spitting and reluctance to drink the formula. Discuss the problem with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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My baby is in his month six & doctor did not want to give him infant formula, can I continue breastfeeding him while fasting in ramdan now?

My baby is in his month six & doctor did not want to give him infant formula, can I continue breastfeeding him while fasting in ramdan now?

Breastfeeding/fastin: I am Jewish not Muslim. In Judiasm respect for preserving life is considered so high that you are allowed to break almost any commandment in order to preserve a life. If you came to me as a Jewess and I was your Rabbi, I would advice you to eat and breastfeed. But you should talk to your Imam and to Allah. That should be your guide. Happy Ramadan! ...Read more

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My baby drinks soy isomil infant formula and every time he drinks it his eye swell. Is that an allergic reation.

My baby drinks soy isomil infant formula and every time he drinks it his eye swell. Is that an allergic reation.

Possibly: If it happens every time, it is probably some type of reaction, mild allergy. Talk to your pediatrician.... ...Read more

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Do I need to give vitamin d supplements to infants who are fed infant formula?

Do I need to give vitamin d supplements to infants who are fed infant formula?

No: If your baby is fully formula fed, they should be getting enough vitamin d (400 iu/day) and should not need a supplement. If they are both formula and breast fed, you may need to supplement them with vitamin d if they are not getting 400 iu/day. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! Will infant formula allergies cause enlarged tonsils and adenoids?

Need doctor's help! Will infant formula allergies cause enlarged tonsils and adenoids?

Formula: Not likely. Typically, infant formula allergies cause abdominal symptoms, such as pain, diarrhea, etc... ...Read more

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How do I pick a baby formula?

How do I pick a baby formula?

Keep it simple: First, seriously consider nursing. If not possible, and your baby has no allergies or problems, use a milk based formula. If baby has health problems ask your doc for help. There are lots of gimmicks from formula companies right now touting their formula as best. In reality, formula is very closely regulated by the fda and not much difference between the brands unless your infant has special needs. ...Read more

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