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Similac Advance Infant Formula With Iron
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
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
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
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?
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
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
Never: Formula is balanced nutrition & adding cereals to the bottle does not make kids grow better or sleep better. About 6 mo the kid is able to sit up & participate in a feeding, & cereals can be a good first food to teach baby how to manipulate solids with their tongue. This prepares baby for table foods. Early infant feeds were common in the 50's & 60's when moms made their own formula. It is outdated. ...Read more
Formula: Yes you can the water as long as it has been sterile. ...Read more
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
3: No. Baby formulas are for babies and not suitable for adults. ...Read more
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
My baby formula intake has become less after the change is it okay? She is 3.5 months old n she takes 3-4 oz every 2.5 -3 hours.
Here's a formula: Intake site which has an app: http://www. Babycenter. Com/0_how-to-tell-how-much-formula-your-baby-needs_9136.Bc. Your pediatrician can explain your baby's weight, length & head circumference's percentiles & velocity of growth on a chart. Solids can be introduced when baby has enough upper body strength to lean forward when hungry & away when full, at 4-6 months, 14-16 lbs. & taking > 32 oz./day. ...Read more
My baby just turned 1. Which is better 4 her, stick to baby formula or switch her 2 cow's milk? Which one is healthier? Thank you ☺
Depends: By the time a kid turns one, most have incorporated a variety of semisolid foods. These can easily make up for some of the special features of breast milk or formula. Regular milk, rather than low fat/skim is needed because baby uses the added fat to support brain growth which slows after 2. The extra in formula if not used end up in her pee. ...Read more
What kind of water is best for preparing baby formula? Reverse osmosis from the store? Tap water? Boiled tap water? Nursery water?
Water for formula: Excellent question. You want safe water supply that's appropriately fluoridated so your baby doesn't end up with rotten teeth. MOST community water sources are safe, are closely regulated for what can and can't be in water. We're all scared after Flint MI, but most city water sources are perfect. DON'T boil water. It concentrates trace metals present in the water. Nursery water OK but expensive ...Read more
My 14week old is having 5oz every 3 hours 24/7 of hungry baby formula. Is it possible she's ready for something more like organic baby smoothies?
My opinion no: Your baby is only possibly 20 week old and is now ready for solid food in my practice I usually start with cereals but your md may have a different procedure smoothies are a mixture of too many things to be given at once the idea is introduce foods slowly to make sure the baby has no reaction from them if s/he is hungry still you may add cereal to the bottle and that will fill baby. ...Read more
I realized the gallon of purified water I left out to be room temp to mix with baby formula is cool! Is it okay for formula to be cool at room temp?
No worries: The water can be at any normal temperature for mixing, from cold to warm... but when getting ready to feed a baby, make sure the formula is not too cold, and definitely not hot (hot formula is deadly stuff, so if warming up formula, just make it the same temperature as fresh breast milk). ...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