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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Similac (Overview)

Similac is a metabolic agent which is a kind of nutritional or metabolic agent.


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What amount similac advance makes how many bottles?

What amount similac advance makes how many bottles?

Formula: There are several size containers, that powder comes in. The regular size, 12.5-9oz can makes 92-4oz, which makes just over 11, 8oz bottles. This is making the formula, as directed. The other form is concentrate. These are 13oz cans, that are diluted with 13oz of water, to give 26oz, or just over 3, 8oz bottles. Ready to feed is the other form, which is self explanatory. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
83 doctors shared insights

Similac (Overview)

Similac is a metabolic agent which is a kind of nutritional or metabolic agent.


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What can you tell me about similac pm 60 40 formula?

What can you tell me about similac pm 60 40 formula?

Special formula: Similac pm 60/40 is a special formula made for babies who have trouble handling the usual amount of calcium, iron, and minerals in regular similac advance formula. Pediatric kidney specialists or gastrointestinal specialists may prescribe such a special formula, if needed. The pm 60/40 has less iron and less calcium than the regular formula. It also has slightly less carbs, and slightly more fat. ...Read more

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Two week old daughter constant cry 4-5 hours nonstop; pedi said nothing wrong just gas. What should i do change formula? I use similac total comfort

Two week old daughter constant cry 4-5 hours nonstop; pedi said nothing wrong just gas. What should i do change formula? I use similac total comfort

Colic: the problem with babies who are colicky is that they tend to cry for a period of 3-4 hours at least 3-4 times per weeks. Colic can be treated with few methods, although not proven to be effective as documented in the literature. Try using probiotics. It helps to comfort the baby's stomach. Try massaging the baby's tummy. Also giving frequent baths. Change formula to spy formula might help. ...Read more

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My baby is 20 months old, she has been on similac for awhile and i would like to change her formula now what should I change to? She used to drink sim

My baby is 20 months old, she has been on similac for awhile and i would like to change her formula now what should I change to? She used to drink sim

Nutrition: At 1 yr, formula changed to vit-d / 4% milk, from 2 yr 2% milk, if growth / weight normal. There are also follow up formulas which can be used up to 2 yr. If you want, start transitioning to vit-d milk; start with 4 ounces once daily for 3-5 days, then twice daily another 3-5 days, then 6, then 8 ounces twice daily. If constipation, give prune juice, extra water, if diarrhea, slow down & restart. ...Read more

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Is it safe to breastfeed 50% and feed similac the other 50%?

Is it safe to breastfeed 50% and feed similac the other 50%?

Feeding: Yes you can breastfeed and feed similac at the same time. ...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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If i mix a scoop of similac advance formula and a scoop of similac sensitivity formula and feed it to my baby, what effect will it have on him?

If i mix a scoop of similac advance formula and a scoop of  similac sensitivity formula and feed it to my baby, what effect will it have on him?

Not a problem: The difference between the two formulas are that one has lactose as the sugar source and the other does not. Also, the "curds and whey" ratio is a bit different. Otherwise, they are both cow's milk based formulas with the same fat contents. So if your baby is sensitive or intolerant of lactose, he might get a bit gassy drinking the lactose containing formula. But otherwise, no problem at all. ...Read more

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Can my baby switch between enfamil, similac, nestle's, and other formulas without any bad effects?

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 more

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Can my baby be lactose intolerant or is it something eles? My 2 month old daughter has been consuming similac advance since birth, as of last friday she has been having diarrhea and it has been very watery, the doc i went to said she might be lactose into

Can my baby be lactose intolerant or is it something eles? My 2 month old daughter has been consuming similac advance since birth, as of last friday she has been having diarrhea and it has been very watery, the doc i went to said she might be lactose into

Lactose : Lactose intolerance is the lack of an intestinal enzyme called lactase and is the inability to digest lactose - the sugar found in milk and other dairy products. Babies are born with the lactase enzyme and most lactose intolerance does not occur until age 3 or older if at all. Symptoms can be bloating, cramps, diarrhea, nausea and poor growth in children. Some races such as asians and african americans are more susceptable to lactose intolerance than caucasians. 2%-3% of infants have milk allergy and the good news is that many of them outgrow in by 3-5 years of age. Milk allergy is actually the body's immune system recognizing cow milk protein in the intestines as a foreign substance and causing symptoms like loose, sometimes bloody stool, irritability, vomiting and food refusal. This usually occurs in the first few months of life. The incidence of milk allergy is lower in breast fed babies than formula fed babies, but some babies react to the cow's milk protein transferred through the mother's milk from the dairy in the mother's diet. Try either using similac with some rice cereal or the soy formula without rice cereal. If neither of these work, give her doctor a call. Good luck! ...Read more