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Is Formula Adequate For My Baby
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Multiple: Consider probiotics, especially if c section baby. Make sure getting enough water. Check with your doc if persistant. ...Read more
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
My wife has so much hard time getting milk out for my newborn son. We have to use formula milk for the baby so he doesn't loos weight. Is that normal?
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
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
My baby is 18 months old, and she is not drinking enough milk but is eating baby food all day. Is that healthy?
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?
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
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
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?
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