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Could you slowly introduce similac isomil (soy formula) from similac alimentum?

Could you slowly introduce similac isomil (soy formula) from similac alimentum?

Possibly: If the reason for using alimentum initially was for milk protein allergy/colitis, it is important to note that a significant percentage of babies with the allergy will also have a reactivity to soy. Talk to your pediatrician. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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How will primarily having your 19 month old on Isomil no 3 formula and every 2nd weekend on normal milk affect your child?

How will primarily having your 19 month old on Isomil no 3 formula and every 2nd weekend on normal milk affect your child?

Hard to predict: If the kid has no food allergies these are equally effective in providing water value & nutrients to toddlers. I don't see any particular value in one over the other. Why a kid is still on a formula after a year of age is not clear. I consider such usage just the success of formula makers advertising. ...Read more

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My baby is 12 month the doktor tell me take soy-based formul isomil milk is isomill use for along time bad or not?

My baby is 12 month  the doktor tell me take soy-based formul isomil milk is isomill use for along time bad or not?

IT DEPENDS ON REASON: If this was recommended due to a dairy allergy, you need not stay with a soy formula...You could use a brand like SILK.
Long term use is still recommended.
If it is not due to a dairy protein allergy, have it tested and then make a decision ...Read more

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Can we use isomil milk formula in infants with milk allergic parents?

Can we use isomil milk formula in infants with milk allergic parents?

Yes: With both parents allergic isomil is an alternative. Thee are others and you mau want to talk with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Can you use isomil milk formula in infants with msud( maple syrup urine disease)?

Can you use isomil milk formula in infants with msud( maple syrup urine disease)?

Probably not: This disease is because of a defect in metabolism of leucine, isoleucine and valine, all present in protein. I believe that mead johnosn may be making a diet for this disease but it is a long time since i had the care of a msud patient----- a very difficult disease to treat and only diet can prevent the mental retardation that is otherwise inevitable. ...Read more

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My daughter (13 months) intolerant to cow milk, using Isomil, now also discovered she is intolerant to Isomil (I did elimination test) what do now? She gets terrible cramps now if she drinks the soya, it started a 4 weeks ago. Are there an option.

My daughter (13 months) intolerant to cow milk, using Isomil, now also discovered she is intolerant to Isomil (I did elimination test) what do now?

She gets terrible cramps now if she drinks the soya, it started a 4 weeks ago. Are there an option.

It happens: Between 30-50% of those allergic to cow milk are also allergic to soy. At 13 months you need to decide whether to get off milks, and just make sure she has a calcium source like goat cheese, or calcium carbonate wafers (Tums). You could use what is called an elemental formula like ALUMENTUM but it is expensive and unnecessary at that age. ...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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My baby is on isomil, she has a bald ring on her head. What are the symptoms of calcium deficiency, how do I know she gets enough calcium?

My baby is on isomil, she has a bald ring on her head.  What are the symptoms of calcium deficiency, how do I know she gets enough calcium?

She is: The bald ring on her head most likely has nothing to do with calcium, but more that she is lying on her back and rubbing her head. If she is a term child and is drinking the proper amount of formula daily, she is getting enough calcium. ...Read more

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Is similac advance baby formula harsh on babies stomach?

Is similac advance baby formula harsh on babies stomach?

not for most: As one of the most successful formulas today this could not be if it were harsh on babies stomach.There are numerous reasons a baby may not tolerate a specific formula, and these are specific to the child. ...Read more

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Is switching baby formula brands dangerous my baby is spitting up a lot so dr said to switch to enfamil ar from similac advance baby is 1 month old?

Is switching baby formula brands dangerous  my baby is spitting up a lot so dr said to switch to enfamil ar from similac advance baby is 1 month old?

Not specificly: The switch is not much of a change.You go from one companies bovine formula to another companies bovine formula thickened with rice solids. Thickening can sometimes reduce spit up.You could simply add a half teaspoon of rice cereal/btl & do the same with the similac. Similac has a "sensitive" that changes to a soy protein source & removes the lactose. Either product are good nutrition & may help. ...Read more

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Should baby formula be warmed?

Should baby formula be warmed?

Not necessary: This practice is unnecessary. Some infants prefer it warm or cold or room temperature. You can train baby to take it in any fashion. It was common practice in the past, believing baby might loose energy warming up the feed, but the energy loss in not significant. In the microwave era, many babies actually suffer significant mouth burns when the feed is too hot. ...Read more

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Could I lose weight by drinking baby formula?

Could I lose weight by drinking baby formula?

Baby formula: The way to lose weight is to cut your calories down. Baby formula has calories and has nothing magical to make you loose weight. In fact, if you drink enough of it, you can gain weight. ...Read more

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Is it okay to mix baby formula with coconut water?

No, Coconut: Water has chunks of coconut floating in it. This would not work. ...Read more

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Should I avoid hot tap water when making baby formula?

Should I avoid hot tap water when making baby formula?

Yes: Hot tap water is 120 degrees or more, so it would make a formula too hot for a baby to drink. If hot tap water is used to mix formula powder, then one must let the formula cool down to body-temperature before feeding it to a baby. ...Read more

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3 month old eats baby formula and poops small but lots of times. Is this normal?

3 month old eats baby formula and poops small but lots of times. Is this normal?

BM: A 3 month old baby can have many bm's per day. It is common, in fact, for babies to have a bm everytime they feed. ...Read more

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How long would it take for allergic reaction to baby formula show up in a six week old?

How long would it take for allergic reaction to baby formula show up in a six week old?

Quickly: If a baby has a true allergy to its formula symptoms are going to occur with every feed. Crying from stomach cramping/colic, copious spitting up, change in bowel habits… Some of the symptoms occur so quickly sometimes babies can't even finish a feed without getting irritable/crying, that leads to poor feeding and poor growth. ...Read more

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Accidentally fed my 9 months old baby formula that was sitting out for 4hours in an air conditioned room. What are the risks?

Accidentally fed my 9 months old baby formula that was sitting out for 4hours in an air conditioned room. What are the risks?

Minimal: Formula that is left at room temperature for that duration after a baby has started feeding, may have a chance of germ build up.This might produce some indigestion and loose stools.This is less likely if it was just left out but not as a feed. ...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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Is it okay to reheat baby formula?

I suppose,but: I never encourage heating it to begin with. Heating bottles are a old time practice that makes little sense & does little for baby.After microwaves came along it resulted in many mouth burns due to overheating. Babies get use to it at room temperature or right out of the fridge. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as a natural baby formula?

Is there such a thing as a natural baby formula?

Home preparation: Some formulas are made with natural ingredients and are so labeled. You can transition in to home prepared natural ground and strained foods. ...Read more

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Is it ok to switch from simlac baby formula to gurber baby formula?

Is it ok to switch from simlac baby formula to gurber baby formula?

Yes.: In general all infant formulas have similar calorie and nutrition content. Some parents feel bad hey baby made it one formula better than another, but in general there are no problems with switching from one infant formula to another. ...Read more

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Can I mix baby formula with water?

Can I mix baby formula with water?

Depends: The powdered formula is designed to mix with any approved source of regular tap water.You do not have to buy "baby water" sold in stores. If you are comfortable about the safety of your home tap water it is fine for formula use. Ready to feed formulas should not be diluted with water. If your area or house has rusty pipes and questionable water, use bottled water instead. ...Read more

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How long is baby formula good out of the refrigerator?

How long is baby formula good out of the refrigerator?

5 Hours: Rule of 5s: 5 hours on the counter, 5 days in the refrigerator and 5 months in the freezer.
This is true for both formula and breast milk. ...Read more

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Do I have to feed my baby formula when I go back to work?

Do I have to feed my baby formula when I go back to work?

No: Depending on the situation at work, a breastfeeding mom may be able to have someone bring the baby in for the mom to breastfeed; or more likely, the mom will pump milk at work and bring it home at the end of each workday. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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