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Nursoy Baby Formula
Soy formula: Let's start by saying breast is always best. But if this is absolutely not an option and formula a must, soy is perfectly adequate for nutrition. Many babies have difficulty handling cow's milk proteins or the lactose present in cow's milk. Soy is both lactose free and cow milk protein free. All formulas are supplemented equally with regard to vitamins and minerals. Brand does NOT MATTER. ...Read more
My infant has been having dysbiosis. What can I do if I cannot nurture her enough, and I need to give her some baby formula?
Depends: Formula is not paperclips. There can be minor differences in the ingredients that babies gut may deal with differently. This can result in changes in digestive patterns, cramping, loose stools, constipation etc. While switching back and forth. That said, some kids won't notice any difference and will do well, (or poorly) on one or both. Best find one that works and stick with it. ...Read more
Wouldn't switch: I wouldn't switch from breast milk because of gassy baby. Typically babies are gassy because they swallow a lot of air. This should improve when the baby is more efficient at eating. Typically this is by 6 months of age. ...Read more
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
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
No, Coconut: Water has chunks of coconut floating in it. This would not work. ...Read more
Yes: No problem with any bottled clean water ...Read more
Curds & whey: If your baby has a documented allergy to one or both cow's milk proteins, casein (curds) & whey, your pediatrician or pediatric allergist would have recommended an alternative formula. There's no other reason to avoid casein, just like there's no reason to avoid gluten if you don't have celiac disease. Neither protein causes nor worsens symptoms of Autistic Spectrum Disorder. ...Read more
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
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
Accidentally fed my 9 months old baby formula that was sitting out for 4hours in an air conditioned room. What are the risks?
My son is 6 kg. He born 4 months ago. He eats baby formula. What is the quantity of the baby formula per day? He eats 6 times per day. Thank you!
No...: If by probiotics you mean active bacterial cultures added to help aid digestion, then no, baby formula does not specifically contain these cultures. A newborn baby's gut becomes populated with "healthy" bacteria from its immediate environment: the birth canal, breast milk, parents' skin, its own hands & mouth, etc; and these bacteria are adjusted as the baby's diet & environment change over time. ...Read more
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
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
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