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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
I saw that johnson & johnson changed their baby shampoo formula. So, quaternium-15 is really a formaldehyde releaser?
Yes: This product is used in many things as a preservative. Some people are allergic to it. ...Read more
My 9wk old is formula feed. Has reflux dr said try lactose free formula no improvement? Any suggestions or just go back to cow milk based formula?
Reflux formula: You do not have to switch to a lactose free formula for reflux. You can try a reflux formula such as enfamil ar. This is a reflux formula that thickens upon entrance into the stomach. Some babies with severe reflux symptoms also might need medication (i.e. Zantac) and/or thickened feeds to control their reflux symptoms. ...Read more
Hydrolyzed : Milk protein allergy shows up in babies fed formula who have bloody stool and failure to thrive. In this instance your pediatrician can recommend a hydrolyzed formula. However, breast milk should also be easily digested in this case and would be the best option. Many people mistake colic for milk allergy. Colic is rarely improved by changing formula. 50% allergic to cow milk are allergic to soy. ...Read more
6mo. Baby,breastfed(no formula milk) & eating solids 1-2xday(in small amount). Only poop aftr 3-4days. Is that normal?
Yes: Expected with breastfed infants, enjoy your baby ...Read more
My 2month baby girl has green runny smelly poo. Changed formula from non-HA to HA(partially hydrolysed) formula (NAN HA GOLD BRAND). Is this normal?
Growth? : Green poop is normal for babies. Smelly poop is normal for babies. Runny stool may be within normal limits as well. I am not familiar with the brand of formula you mention here. Definitely ask about babys stools and nutriton at her 2 month checkup. Is she growing well? How many ounces does she take? Does she spit up? Any blood in her stools? Any exposures to pets? Any travel? Need more info! ...Read more
9mo has been con solids strike since Thursday. She'll try purees or table foods but reject right away. She's happy and drinking formula. Normal?
Which milk is better for my 2yr old baby: Formula, Normal pasteurized Cow Milk or UHT Long Life Cow Milk?
4 month old baby given gerber purees. Has hard stools and hot body. No temparature. Breast milk not sufficient and baby refuses formula no matter what?
5 weeks baby crying non stop, no bowel movement in 2 days what should I do have changed bottles, formulas, added karo syprup, warmed bottles mycon drops
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?
1 month old switched to ar formula this a.M. With ped advice because of reflux and spitting up now cries lots after eating new formula & not sleeping?
Can we feed formulated milk like nan pro 1 every 4 hours to a 1 month old baby...is there any harm in feeding formulated milk?
No harm with formula: feeding for a 3 months old, if you aren't able to fully breast feed, unless the baby is allergic to the formula, he/she can get it until age 2 years without any supplement, you can also feed your baby whenever he/she needs, no need for a strict schedule, babies after sometime will time themselves for a feed every 3 - 4 hours, make sure you your baby gets enough, good luck ...Read more
My toddler 19 month got eczema. I'm thinking may be its cow formula. So thinking to change her formula. Which formula is better soy or goat formula?
Either, but...: 1. Eczema is rarely caused by a food allergy. Nothing wrong with trying, but it probably won't help. 2. Children over 1 year old do not need "formula". You can buy regular goat milk, almond milk, soy milk, etc. 3. Any of these are fine nutritionally as long as they are only a minor part of the diet (less that 16 ounces a day). He/she should be getting mostly regular table food. ...Read more
6 mo. old EBF started solids 3 days ago (purée veg). No BM since, no apparent discomfort. Not unusual for him but since adding solids not sure if ok?
Common : for exclusively breast fed infants to have constipation, adding purée vegetables may or may not change his bowel habits, if otherwise doing fine, don't worry, you can stimulate his rectum by measuring a rectal temperature, he may pass stools then, if not, just wait, wish you both well ...Read more
4 month old has reflux. I've switch his bottles, leave him sitting up, we add rice to formula, we use a soy formula, is there anything else i can do?
GER: Occasional spitting up of formula in young infant is very common and generally regarded normal. When spitting-ups are frequent and cause poor weight gain or respiratory symptoms, the term gastroesophageal reflux disease, gerd, is used. Changing formula is not helpful. Thickening of formula by adding cereal and providing acid reducer to infant are often needed for gerd. ...Read more
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
Breastfeeding and sudden dmassive decreas in milk supply. No chage in daily routine, food, no medications, & II regularly bf & pump. Whats going on?
Breastmilk drop: Oral contraceptives, injectible or skin contraceptives antihistamines are medications that can decrease breastmilk volume. Also check your pumping technique- your pump may not be as effective. Some women increase breast milk production by hand expression. Also less sleep, stress or return to work can affect supply. Sometimes a weekend babymoon- exclusive breastfeeding wo pumping can help. ...Read more