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Is Store Brand Formula Just As Good As Name Brands
Yes and no: The brands do the research and stay ahead of the market with improvements.The store brands are often simple knockoffs mostly made by one source but relabeled to meet the stores request.These often get their component from the lowest bidder,but all comply with the minimum requirements of the FDA.You end up paying to support research & advertising.Your kid may or may not have a better outcome ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are the risk of fluoride in my baby's water for her formula? Do u reccomend a good brand of water for my baby to mix with her formula?
No risk: Fluoride in the baby's water is a great idea but your pediatrician should know the amount of Fluoride in the water in your community and whether or not the baby is using tap water or other source of bottled water which may not have Fluoride so they can advise whether a Fluoride supplement is indicated, . ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Is materna brand formula good?or does it make sense that my baby is not good with it?hes been having terrible diarrhea on both the dairy and soy
Which one: There are many brands of materna formula, there is vegetarian, there is materna sensitive, materna good night rice and materna dairy. You should discuss your childs diarrhea with your pediatrician. He needs to know, the number of stools, consistency, frequency etc. You pediatrician will work with you to choose the appropriate formula. Breast milk is best. Consider breast feeding if not too late. ...Read more
What would be a good brand to buy for homocystein factor if i were buying it online or at health food store, for reasonable price?
Pricey mix: This is a mixture targeting people who may have heard they have elevated homocysteine. It's generally a mix of b12, folate, (folic acid) b6 and a couple of other nutrients. One or another may be low & thus raising the homocysteine level; you want to know what's really going on. This should be safe but could be pricey, and won't help if you can't absorb vitamin b12. Your personal physician is a better guide. ...Read more
Giovanni Morgagni?: Giovanni morgagni is generally considered the father of anatomical pathology -- and may have been first to name the blood vessels around the heart, "coronary." they sit like a "crown" (latin: "coronarius") upon the heart. Morgagni also described "hardening" of these arteries. Many others, of course, have also contributed to the development of these ideas. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My baby is 8mth old, can I mix two different brand of formula to feed him? 2 scoop of brand a and 3 scoop of brand b and mix together?
Possibly: Formulas are not interchangeable like paperclips. You wouldn't mix your angel food cake mix with pound cake mix & expect the finished product to be recognizable. The mixture may interfere with the nutrient balance of each & prevent your infant from having a balanced meal. This might be ok, but i'd mix & feed separately if you need to use both. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can I interchange formula for my 8 mth old baby? Eg. 1st feeding is brand a , 2nd feeding is brand b. I am thinking of changing brand.
Yes, but...: Although you can switch from one formula to another it is often better to stick with one if it works well. Switching formulas can sometimes cause GI issues if your child is lactose intolerant or if your child needs a specialty formula. Newer formulas now contain ingredients that help with babies eyesight , bone mineralization and immune functions. Breast feeding is still best. Ask your pedi doc. ...Read more
Does green coffee extract work. I'm 34 years old 511 about 230 pounds and if so which is the best brand to buy and or formula that will work the best?
Weight Loss Frauds: You have been duped. This new 'fad' in the diet industry is purely designed to take money from gullible individuals desperate to find magic ways to lose weight...Rather than facing up to the real challenge of diet changes, diet limits and exercise. Remember if there really was a real pill that led to real and lasting weight loss it would be in every news story and on every shelf in the world. ...Read more
Best formula: I wish you decided to breastfeed your baby. The 2 most common formulas are either cow's milk based (cmb) or soy. Iron-fortified cmb formulas account for 80% formulas sold today. Dha and ara, which are fatty acids believed to promote development baby’s brain and eyes are also added. Whichever formula your baby agrees with is the best formula for him. Stick to one with the longest good history. ...Read more
Is it ok to keep trying out different brands of formula every few weeks as i can't find a formula that suits his needs?
My10m baby w mild diarhea for few days,i dilute his formula but worried about his nutrition can i switch to lactose free formula temporarly ?brand?
No formula changes: No need to dilute his formula or change to lactose free temporarily. He needs adequate calories and nutrition even more with mild diarrhea. See his pediatrician for further recommendations should the diarrhea continue. You may try Florastor. If he makes less than 5 wet diapers a day or goes more than 12 hours without urinating, to ER for rehydration and electrolytes as needed. ...Read more
Will it hurt to switch a 10 month old formulas. He ran out of the stuff from wic & I can't afford it. Could I get a cheaper brand & it be ok for him?
It's no big deal: If unable to breastfeed... one can pick any regular cow milk formula, unless there is a history of dairy allergy. The nutritional value of formulas in America are standardized, so they have similar amounts of calories, protein, carbohydrates, fat, and vitamins. There are, however, different sources for these ingredients. For example, some formulas use cow milk protein while others use soy protein. ...Read more