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Doctor insights on: Karihome Goat Milk Infant Formula

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What infant formula is closest to breast milk?

What infant formula is closest to breast milk?

All try to be: If considering a formula, the primary difference in types is the source of protein, (cow milk vs soy bean) and type of sugar (lactose vs non-lactose). All are regulated a by the fda and required to have certain components. All claim to be similar to breast milk in their benefit to the kids. The major brands are supported by decades of continuing research. Find one baby likes and stick with it. ...Read more

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Which is better soy based or cow milk infant formula?

Which is better soy based or cow milk infant formula?

Depends on situation: Some folks prefer the bovine protein as more human like & there is some question whether the soy lives up to its quality. That said, most kids would never have any appreciable difference in growth/development either way. The exception comes if a kid is intolerant to one. If so, the other product or a specialty formula like alumentum would be less likely to cause GI symptoms. ...Read more

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My baby has 5 months, can he drinks goat milk?

My baby has 5 months, can he drinks goat milk?

Not a good idea: Gaots milk is designed for goats. It is not balanced nutrition for a human infant and is specifically deficient in folate (folic acid).Formulas are balanced and several are available to meat the specific needs of any kid. I encourage people to wait until after age 1 yr to offer goats milk. ...Read more

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Can I give my 8 week old baby store bought goat milk?

Can I give my 8 week old baby store bought goat milk?

Great for goats: Just like cow milk is designed for cows, human milk for humans, goats milk is for goats. It's only value in public exchange is for those whose culture prefers it to cow milk when the kid is old enough to be off breast milk or formula.It is deficient in various nutrients required for proper human growth and development and can lead to a predictable form of megaloblastic anemia. ...Read more

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My baby just turned 1. Which is better 4 her, stick to baby formula or switch her 2 cow's milk? Which one is healthier? Thank you ☺

My baby just turned 1. Which is better 4 her, stick to baby formula or switch her 2 cow's milk? Which one is healthier? Thank you ☺

Depends: By the time a kid turns one, most have incorporated a variety of semisolid foods. These can easily make up for some of the special features of breast milk or formula. Regular milk, rather than low fat/skim is needed because baby uses the added fat to support brain growth which slows after 2. The extra in formula if not used end up in her pee. ...Read more

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I'm a brand new mom and my milk is drying up, but I don't want to give my baby formula. What can I do?

I'm a brand new mom and my milk is drying up, but I don't want to give my baby formula. What can I do?

Pump/feed often: Breastmilk supply does its best to keep up with demand so if you think your milk production is falling a little short increase the demand. A couple times a day pump after your baby nurses. Stimulating your breasts when they're empty tells your body "the baby finished all the milk and is still hungry - I better make more". And remember to rest when you can, eat well, and stay hydrated. ...Read more

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Which milk is better for my 2yr old baby: Formula, Normal pasteurized Cow Milk or UHT Long Life Cow Milk?

Which milk is better for my 2yr old baby: Formula, Normal pasteurized Cow Milk or UHT Long Life Cow Milk?

Milk: Formula is not appropriate for a 2 year old, and unpasteurized milk increases the risk of Listeria infection. Organic whole milk gets my vote. ...Read more

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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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Is there any hypoallergenic baby formula that tastes similar to breast milk? Any formula at all similar?

Is there any hypoallergenic baby formula that tastes similar to breast milk? Any formula at all similar?

Taste is subjective!: Most infant formula is modeled after breast milk. The nutrients and needs of the growing infant are the first importance. Hypoallergenic implies less likely to cause allergic response, but this too depends on the infant. Taste is a minor concern in providing quality nutrition for the growing infant. ...Read more

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What is cows milk protein allergy? What foods to avoid? What's best baby formula to use he also has silent reflux on ranitidine and domperidone

What is cows milk protein allergy? What foods to avoid? What's best baby formula to use he also has silent reflux on ranitidine and domperidone

Any cow milk product: Cow's milk is present in most cheeses, yoghurt, cream, butter and hence virtually all dairy. You must read the labels to know for sure. Soy based formulas are the most common alternatives. Your pediatrician should help you select a formula that is milk-free. It may be possible later in childhood to introduce sheep and goat milk products but wait for your pediatrician to give the ok. ...Read more

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I had birth on may 5/2014, and till now I didn't have my menstrual cycle, and I'm feeding my baby formula milk not from my breast, so is this normal?

I had birth on may 5/2014, and till now I didn't have my menstrual cycle, and I'm feeding my baby formula milk not from my breast, so is this normal?

Not normal: Usually periods resume within 8 weeks of having a baby if you never breastfed. I I would do a pregnancy test and see your doctor for further evaluation. If you took Clomid (clomiphene) in order to get pregnant, you're probably not ovulating and therefore not getting periods. If this is the case, then you should be on hormonal medication to regulate cycles when nor trying to get pregnant. ...Read more

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Dark green loose poop since 2 days for 2 month old baby. She is under nan 1 baby formula from birth since I have less breast milk. Is it ok?

Dark green loose poop since 2 days for 2 month old baby. She is under nan 1 baby formula from birth since I have less breast milk. Is it ok?

Yes: The color of the stool reflects how quickly it passes through her digestive tract. Loose is OK unless you are dealing with frequent diarrhea. White stool or blood in the stool are problems. Green and loose are OK. ...Read more

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Pls explain me the health benefits of goat milk.....

Pls explain me the health benefits of goat milk.....

Better than cow but:: In general I agree with the many experts who say that milk is designed by nature as a food for babies and most adults are better off avoiding milk. See http://saveourbones. Com/osteoporosis-milk-myth/
But if you really want milk for some reason, goat milk is a healthier choice than cow's milk.
See http://www. Globalhealingcenter. Com/natural-health/goat-milk-benefits/ for more information. ...Read more

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How can cow's milk trigger my allergies and goat milk not?

How can cow's milk trigger my allergies and goat milk not?

Cow vs goat milk: The two types of milk are different allergenically. Only about a quarter of people who are allergic to cow's milk are also allergic to goat or sheep milk, according to a spanish research group who studied 58 children with severe milk allergies and found 15 had some cross-reactivity. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/22432882. ...Read more

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How typical are sheep/goat milk allergies without cows milk allergies?

How typical are sheep/goat milk allergies without cows milk allergies?

Rare: Most of the time people with cow's milk allergy cross react to goat and sheep milk. The casein proteins share 87-98% of the same Amino Acids across all 3 species. Therefore it is possible to only be allergic to goat or sheep, but not very likely.

Goat and sheep milk are not safe substitutes for people with anaphylactic reactions to cow's milk. ...Read more

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Is it alright for small babies to feed on goat milk, if they are not being breast fed?

Is it alright for small babies to feed on goat milk, if they are not being breast fed?

Not necessarily: Goat milk is deficient in many of the nutrients that human infants need for proper growth and development. Folate (folic acid) is one of the items it lacks & some commercial goat milks have added this to their product to improve if for human consumption. There are at least a dozen formulas available that provide balanced nutrition for infants. Certainly one will be adequate for any infant. ...Read more

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Can toddlers drink goat milk due to cow milk allergies?

Can toddlers drink goat milk due to cow milk allergies?

Goat vs cows milk: There is very high degree (92%) of similarity between cows milk and goats milk. So the short story is no. If one wanted to try an alternative type of milk, then mare's milk is much less cross reactive. ...Read more

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Could goat milk mixed with face wash be a good remedy for acne?

Could goat milk mixed with face wash be a good remedy for acne?

Of course not: Please forgive my frankness. Somebody made this up as a cruel prank. If your acne hasn't responded to topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated after two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add something that will clear you. I'm really sorry that you had to ask -- acne is a grave personal and professional liability that you need to manage until it remits on your own. ...Read more

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I have an acne for years and now I am 18 years old. Would you tell me what will be good for my face? I use soap with goat milk but its not enough....

I have an acne for years and now I am 18 years old. Would you tell me what will be good for my face? I use soap with goat milk but its not enough....

Acne: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day ; use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider otc products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > mild acne see dermatology. ...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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Looking for most natural neocate infant formula?

Looking for most natural neocate infant formula?

Neocate: Neocate is a different type of formula. It is composed of free amino acids, the building block of proteins. It is as basic and natural as can be. There is no "organic" alternative. ...Read more

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Can infant formula cause eczema?

Possibly: A cow's milk protein allergy may present as eczema in infants. Other symptoms may include fussiness and irritability, bloody/mucousy stools, vomiting, and poor weight gain. Consider a trial of a hypoallergenic formula, but discuss this with your doctor first. Some will try soy-based formulas, however a number of children who are truly milk-protein allergic may be soy allergic too, so be cautious. ...Read more

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I'm curious if infant formula were only made available by prescription would that be a good thing?

I'm curious if infant formula were only made available by prescription would that be a good thing?

It depends: The amount of calories you burn walking depends on how much you weigh & how long & how fast you walk. You can find calculators for such activities on the internet, e.g., http://caloriesburnedhq. Com/calories-burned-walking/. ...Read more