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My baby brother is 3 weeks old and refusing breast milk, is it okay to start using baby formula in a bottle?

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

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What is the best formula milk is prohibited for my 3mos old baby she is g6pd deficiency.thanks?

What is the best formula milk is prohibited for my 3mos old baby she is g6pd deficiency.thanks?

Tough answer: Fresh cow's milk is safe. Do call one of the formula company in your area like mead Johnson and ask for specialized formula. No formula I know of is completely safe. Having said that all options out there like goat's milk, almond milk have their deficiencies. Sorry for this complex answer. Fava bean avoidance, extension of that would be all legume avoidance is a must. So Soy would be a general NO. ...Read more

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Hi!..my baby is now 5 months old and she is g6pd.what milk formula is safe for her?.... Is cerelac flavoured wheat,banana and milk are safe for her?..

Hi!..my baby is now 5 months old and she is g6pd.what milk formula is safe for her?.... Is cerelac flavoured wheat,banana and milk are safe for her?..

Ok to start solids: It is ok to start cereal by 4-6 months, but because wheat allergy is common, rice or oatmeal is usually recommended as a first cereal. The type with added fruit and milk is ok. Continue the same infant formula until your child is close to a year old. To give variety, add a different vegetable to the feedings once a week, unless there is a reaction, like rash or vomiting or diarrhea. ...Read more

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Is it ok to give my baby vitamins while formula feed?

Is it ok to give my baby vitamins while formula feed?

Fluoride : If you live in an area that doesn't have fluoride, you may want to supplement the formula with a fluoride. The formulas today, contain the required amounts of vitamins a.B.C.D.E.K and trace elements and minerals and additional supplementation for children who are feeding and growing well is not necessary. ...Read more

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What is the best formula for my 3week old?He is currently feeding on breastmilk all times and on enfamil newborn premium when breastmilk is not there.

What is the best formula for my 3week old?He is currently feeding on breastmilk all times and on enfamil newborn premium when breastmilk is not there.

Breast milk: Your own breast milk will always be the best choice for your baby. Drink plenty of fluids and let the baby have the breast frequently to increase your supply. If you must supplement then use any of the commercial formulas that he tolerates. ...Read more

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Is it safe to try an give my baby gerber baby food? Hes four months old

Is it safe to try an give my baby gerber baby food? Hes four months old

Yes: Most parents begin to feed babes at around 4 months. Gerber foods are fine. Usually start with cereal, then yellow veggies and then green and then others adding in one at a time a week at a time. Usually avoid fruits till later so as not to make "fruit" babies out of them. Start slowly and and add slowly. Breast milk is best still at this age and formula is fine. ...Read more

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My baby is 4 month old.He is on mother feed and and his weight is 6.2 kg.Can we give him some baby food now.

My baby is 4 month old.He is on mother feed and and his weight is 6.2 kg.Can we give him some baby food now.

Wait until 6 months: Babies should begin trying solid foods at 6 months, unless a baby's doctor says it is ok to start sooner. If starting sooner, many doctors recommend just giving the rice cereal made for babies. ...Read more

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My baby is 4 month hi is breast feeding baby his poop is green and watery is thet ok?

My baby is 4 month hi is breast feeding baby his poop is green and watery is thet ok?

Typical: All infant bowel movements are technicolored, from green to yellow to brown. Breast fed infants often have thinner and often scanter bowel movements, because breast milk is well absorbed and leaves less residue to form a bowel movement. ...Read more

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What is good for baby constipaion(bottle fed) five months old?

What is good for baby constipaion(bottle fed) five months old?

Multiple: Consider probiotics, especially if c section baby. Make sure getting enough water. Check with your doc if persistant. ...Read more

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How to feed my baby , she is now 2 months and which milk is better to give my child ...

How to feed my baby , she is now 2 months and which milk is better to give my child ...

Formula: Similac, Enfamil and Gentleease are all good brands of formula for newborns. There is a regular form of each of these formulas, If the child has specific allergies, reflux or feeding difficulties other forms of formula may be offered or recommended. If you have any specific questions, you can ask in a consult forum. ...Read more

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Hi aptamil milk is good milk for baby ?

Hi aptamil  milk is good milk for baby ?

Appears to be good: Aptamil is brand of infant formulas used by mothers unable or unwilling to breastfeed. Aptamil appears to be better than cow's milk for better infant digestion & tries to approximate ingredients in breast milk. Discuss it with pediatrician. ...Read more

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My son was born 8lbs 15 pounces and he is 2 months and is only weighing 10lbs 5 ounces.He is breastfeed and formular fed is this normal?

Generally, large for: Gestational age babies settle into a growth curve that's commensurate with their genetically-pre-disposed size. There aren't many 27 lb. One-year-old's! doubling birth weight by 4 mos. & tripling it by 12 months "holds" for -7 lb babies, but not always for 9 lb. Babies. Ask your pediatrician for weekly "weight checks" x 3 to establish his growth velocity, ~ 2/3 oz.-1 oz./day on his new curve. ...Read more

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My baby is 18 months old, and she is not drinking enough milk but is eating baby food all day. Is that healthy?

My baby is 18 months old, and she is not drinking enough milk but is eating baby food all day.  Is that healthy?

That's okay: Cow's milk is highly overrated, your child can get all the calcium she needs from cheese and yogurt. ...Read more

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My baby is breastfeeding and drinking formula can i still give her water?

My baby is breastfeeding and drinking formula  can i still give her water?

It depends: It depends on what age. You don't need to introduce water into your infants diet until you introduce the sippy cup and you definitely don't need to give water before 6 months of age. You want to make sure the infant gets all the nutrition he or she can by drinking only breast milk or formula and not filling up on empty calories with water. ...Read more

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How important is milk's nutrition for my 1yr old? She is in enfagrow 3..

How important is milk's nutrition for my 1yr old? She is in enfagrow 3..

Important enough: at least 16 oz daily but generally not more than 24 oz as this can displace the appetite for other foods affecting nutritional needs. Excessive intake can cause significant iron deficiency anemia. Milk is essential for the delivery of calcium, Vitamin D, delivers protein and may help the toddler meet fat intake. Enfagrow provides same with more nutrients and prebiotics added. Take care. ...Read more

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Is it safe to give lactose free formula milk for babies.My baby is 6 month old now.He is on lf milk from 3 month....Is it safe...He develops loose poo?

Is it safe to give lactose free formula milk for babies.My baby is 6 month old now.He is on lf milk from 3 month....Is it safe...He develops loose poo?

Several types: Most of the major formula makers offer a lactose free cow milk product, and the soy milk formulas are naturally lactose free. Just look at the labels, their marking is quite specific. ...Read more

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