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How to switch babies from formula to milk?

How to switch babies from formula to milk?

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

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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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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" lactobacterias or LGG -probiotic). Prebiotic-carbohydrates, olygosaccharides, the food needed for the normal gut flora to grow (Example: Prebiotics in Enfagrow®). ...Read more

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Is soya formulas harmfull for babies?

No: Many babies have trouble with cow's milk. If not breast fed, soy formulas are often a good choice. ...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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Do exclusively nursed babies weigh less than formula fed babies?

Do exclusively nursed babies weigh less than formula fed babies?

No and Yes: They weigh more early in the first six months of life, then typically less by a year of life. More importantly, they then weigh less for the rest of their life. Breastfed babies have lower obesity rates for life, that is. ...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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Do formula-fed babies grow faster than breastfed babies?

Do formula-fed babies grow faster than breastfed babies?

No: I find it varies with the child. I have many bf kids that track 1-2 growth zones above their lenght zone for the first 2 years and settle back down as the get older to be consistent with healthy growth. Parents that confuse sucking activity with hunger are more likely to overfeed baby since volume not as limited as breast would be. ...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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Can i start mixing regular milk with my babies formula already? He's 9 months

Can i start mixing regular milk with my babies formula already? He's 9 months

Some do, some don't: At 9 months, after you have introduced a collection of solid foods, some begin the transition to regular milk .The aap and many other groups recommend breast of formula alone until a year.I don't see any problem if the kid is growing well. ...Read more