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Side Effects Of Similac Premature Infant Formula With Iron
Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more
Does using gripe water along with dentinox colic drops for babies have side effects? Sedative? Harmful?
Usually ok: Doctors usually don't give babies any medications, even over-the-counter items, unless there's good benefit. A mom can bring the items to the doctor to check the ingredients, but a little bit of a trusted brand of gas drops and gripe water drops are ok to try. They may or may not help any colicky symptoms. If they don't seem to help, then they shouldn't be used. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can my baby switch between enfamil, similac, nestle's, and other formulas without any bad effects?
Caution: Baby formula is not the same as paper clips. Each has mandatory minimums of various nutrients, but your baby may process one better than another.Repeated switching is a set up for such problems as indigestion,constipation, vomiting, etc. It is best to find one your kid handles well and stay on it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not specifically: This is an old myth that is perpetuated year to year. Iron given at therapeutic levels can cause constipation, but studies find no correlation with the level in formula. Infants may process one brand of formula slower or faster than another and any delay in emptying will lead to constipation. ...Read more
3 week old baby eats 2.5oz of breast milk every 2-4 hrs, with 2-3 supplemental formula bottles included in her daily feedings. Is she eating enough?
Hard to say: If she's playful, interactive and starting to fill out it is likely enough.Having her weighed to see is also an option but once a week is often enough to monitor weight.Most at her age will put on at least an ounce a day. ...Read more
Newborn had only 2 bowel movements. Taking simethicone after feedings. Lots of gas, fussiness, crying. Supplementing breast milk with similac.
Fussiness: Breast fe babies can have a stool with each feeding, once a, day or can go as pong as a week without having one. They maybet fussy as the week progresses. Try burping your infant frequently If he seems to be constipated you may give him formula with 1-2 tablespoons with dark Karo syrup ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Did not Understand!: There is nothing like formula food; mothers milk or one of the commercial infant formulas alone is given up to 4-6 months age(nothing else). After that supplementary food is introduced, e.g. Cereals, jar or home made pureed food. Breast feeding or infant formula is continued up to 1 year age. After that, 4% or vitamin-d milk up to 2 year, the 1%. Some follow up formula can be given instead at 1 yr. ...Read more
Baby now 5w takes 3oz of soy formula prepared with fluoride Nusery Water every 3-4 hours. fluorosis or are the amounts safe? Formula fed since day 3.
No need.: Congrats on your new baby and 3oz of formula prepared with nursery water with fluoride is not necessary. There are concerns about too much fluoride causing fluorosis and no need to use nursery water with fluoride. Most babies do not need fluoride until after 6 months of age. If you like nursery water, use it without fluoride until older than 6 months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can singulair (montelukast) pardriatic 4 mg granuels (Montelukast Sodium) be mixed with 6 oz of baby formula (Similac Comfort in this case)?
Yes, you may: Mixing it with 6 oz of baby formula is perfectly fine! You are allowed to mix the 4 mg Singulair (montelukast) granules in 1 teaspoonful (5 ml) of liquids such as baby formula or breast milk or more. You just cannot mix them in less than that amount or they may not dissolve properly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infant 13 months old taking reglan (metoclopramide) and Zantac for with redness in cheeks, seizures, developmental delay, tremors, are these side effects on them for?
Ask prescriber: Prolonged use of Reglan (metoclopramide) to speed up gastric emptying has risks . Mild side effects include dizziness, drowsiness, fatigue, headache hypertension and restlessness, dangerous side effete include decrease in white blood cells, heart arrhythmia, adrenal disorder, several neurologic syndromes.Some pediatricians have been trying Erythromycin as a agent to speed up gastric emptying. Zantac is widely used. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is pumping milk disadvantage for infants that are 1 month of age? I noticed that pumping reduce flow of milk. Baby stays hungry after feeding
Too some extent!: Natural sucking is better in increasing breast milk flow than a machine, in part neural. However, if enough milk is expressed with a pump, there is still some emotional aspects missing for both child and mother, even if caloric needs are met. I realize that there may be no alternative, but life causes some compromises. Women have a tougher road! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
2 month old baby experiencing hard tube like stool (with fussiness). Is on milk base formula. Is offering about 2 oz daily of water+brown sugar ok?
Constipation is: defined in infants 2 months old & older who have 3 symptoms: firm, dry pebbly stools, no bowel movement for 2-3 days in a formula fed baby & straining/crying while having a bowel movement or taking > 10 minutes to pass a stool. If these criteria are met & baby is over 2 months, give 1 oz./day of apple or pear juice, 1st diluted to ¼ strength with cooled boiled water, then ½ strength, if needed. ...Read more
My baby has constipation problem. Which one formula milk is good, celia expert or similac advance or ronalac?
3 Weeks newborn takes formula prepared with 2.5-3 oz of nursery water with fluoride. Is my baby at risk of fluorosis in the future with this amount?
Not from the ...: Nursery water with fluoride does not have a concentration of fluoride above 0.7 ppm which is the reported "optimal level". Fluoride is also very often added to the drinking water that you get from the tap (depends on your community). I would not recommend additional fluoride vitamins, but mixing the formula with the nursery water is fine. Congratulations on the new baby! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which formula is best for weight gain in babies & wont cause constipation? My son is 9months old & weights 7, 8kg, uses infacare formula at the moment
No cow's milk: It is contraindicated to feed your infant cow's milk. All of the nutrients, proteins, fats, etc, are naturally perfect for a baby cow. A human infant should only be fed human breast milk, or human infant formula. These are formulated/created by nature, to fully nourish your infant optimally. At age 1, talk with your pediatrician about possibly changing to cow's milk. Be well! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does almond milk interfere with the absorption of Oroxine and slow release T3 (liothyronine) similar to dairy milk? Most have been fortified calcium.
Almond/Oroxine/T3: It is time you go to a library or online to more fully understand the question(s) you have asked. I did my Medical School and Graduate training before I left Sydney for USA and have been here since 1974. Go back "home" infrequently. If you have some difficulty understanding what you read, please send me a note and we can discuss things. ...Read more
Any newborn infant with a gestational age of less 37 weeks- since most pregnancies other than in vitro fertilization cannot determine exact dates of conception, several methods such as early ultrasound, last menstrual period, and the Ballard gestational assessment can ...Read more
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