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Can similac advance infant formula with iron make a newborn constipated?

Can similac advance infant formula with iron make a newborn constipated?

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

Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

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


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Is it safe to mix baby formula? (Similac sensitive with Enfamil infant)

Is it safe to mix baby formula? (Similac sensitive with Enfamil infant)

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

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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?

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?

M.D. visit: I would suggest discussing supplemental formulas and probiotics with your pediatrician. Breast milk is the best formula and enhances gut immunity. ...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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Can singulair (montelukast) pardriatic 4 mg granuels (Montelukast Sodium) be mixed with 6 oz of baby formula (Similac Comfort in this case)?

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 more

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Can HiFLORA (Probiotics)be mixed with 6 oz of baby formula (Similac Comfort in this case)?

Can HiFLORA (Probiotics)be mixed with 6 oz of baby formula (Similac Comfort in this case)?

Yes: The possible benefit of this additive looks promising but have not been confirmed by long term study. I have no reason to believe it would interact in a negative way with the similac. ...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?

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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3mo baby formula fed 24 oz/ day. Pediatrician indicated no vit D is needed and will reasses @4mo. I'm scared of rickets. Can it be reversed early on?

3mo baby formula fed 24 oz/ day. Pediatrician indicated no vit D is needed and will reasses @4mo. I'm scared of rickets. Can it be reversed early on?

New recommendation: The American Academy of Pediatrics states that "Exclusively and partially breastfed babies should receive 400 IU (units) of vitamin D each day starting in the first few days of life and continuing up until babies are weaned to at least 1 liter or 1 quart of vitamin D fortified formula or milk a day." Read the labeling carefully, some brands have 400 units per drop, vs per dropper-full. ...Read more

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My one month old baby is formula fed with Similac and his stool is yellowish pasty and other times mucusy. No other side effects and no blood. Should?

My one month old baby is formula fed with Similac and his stool is yellowish pasty and other times mucusy. No other side effects and no blood. Should?

All sound normal: As long as he is acting fine and stooling regularly, he is ok. The only time you need to worry is if the stool is black and tarry, or if it is white like ash/clay, or if it is really runny indicating diarrhea ...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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Should I give my baby formula so he can get used to the taste?

Should I give my baby formula so he can get used to the taste?

Not necessary: Formula is just a manmade liquid diet for infants and meant to be a complete food. It doesn't taste particularly good, but it is complete nutrition for an infant. For a small infant, it will be the only food s/he is taking. For an older infant, closer to 12 months and eating food, formula may not be necessary. ...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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For baby formula is it better to use baby water w or wo fluoride?

For baby formula is it better to use baby water w or wo fluoride?

Fluoride: One of the best ways to strengthen teeth & make them less susceptible to tooth decay is the incorporation of Fluoride into the actual structure of the enamel as they form. This is much better than any Fluoride treatment to the surface of teeth later on. Whether or not to use Fluoride supplements, vitamins with Fluoride or nothing depends upon the amount of Fluoride in the natural water supply.->. ...Read more

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What are some statistics on the benefits of breastfeeding over using baby formula?

What are some statistics on the benefits of breastfeeding over using baby formula?

Good question: Breastfeeding is still considered "best" in most situations but you must choose what you feel comfortable with. There are several factors to consider and the last thing I tell my patient's moms is to do what is comfortable for their situation. I strongly encourage breastfeeding but support whatever choice a mother makes.
http://www. Webmd. Com/parenting/baby/your-babys-feeding-breast-vs-bottle ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if my baby formula has corn syrup solids as the first ingredient. Isn't that basically sugar?

Should I be concerned if my baby formula has corn syrup solids as the first ingredient. Isn't that basically sugar?

Hard to avoid: Baby formulas are basically water, a protein source (bovine, soy), a sweetener (corn syrup is used by many) and various vitamins and minerals. The content is monitored by the fda and must meet their standard for content. I believe breast milk is a better feed for babies, but formulas are a safe and effective substitute.. ...Read more

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What baby formula for gassy babies taste best to breastmilk?

What baby formula for gassy babies taste best to breastmilk?

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

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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?

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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What could it mean if I'm having sharp pain with white cloudy milky discharge it smells like baby formula?

What could it mean if I'm having sharp pain with white cloudy milky discharge it smells like baby formula?

More info!: Discharge from where? Nose, breast, vagina? Any painful discharge needs to be evaluated though. See a doc today. Painful vaginal discharges can mean a serious infection and in prompt treatment is essential to prevent permanent damage. ...Read more

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Hi. My 5 month daughter is ready for solids. She broke out in a rash from normal baby formula and was put on soya. What can I use to start solids?

Hi. My 5 month daughter is ready for solids. She broke out in a rash from normal baby formula and was put on soya. What can I use to start solids?

Solids: Start with either rice or oatmeal cereal and mix it with the soy formula that she is on. Then you can add yellow/orange vegetables such as squash, carrots, sweet potatoes. Don't add more than one new food per week. ...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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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 give my baby formula after breastfeeding?

Should I give my baby formula after breastfeeding?

No: After a baby has learned to be a good breastfeeder, it is ok to supplement breastfeeding with formula. However, supplementation is not needed unless the baby is very hungry after breastfeeding and cannot wait until the next breastfeeding; or unless the baby is not gaining weight properly. ...Read more

Dr. Cindy Juster
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Premature Baby (Definition)

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


Dr. Creighton Wright
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Similac (Definition)

Similac is a metabolic agent which is a kind of ...Read more