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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

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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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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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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?

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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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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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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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 I change baby formula?

Can I change baby formula?

Yes: You can certainly switch baby formulas from one standard formula to another standard formula. ...Read more

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Are there prebiotics or probiotics in baby formula?

Are there prebiotics or probiotics in baby formula?

Infant formula: Infant formula does not contain prebiotics or probiotics. There isn't any need to put either into formula. Infants generally have normal gastrointestinal flora. ...Read more

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Are there probiotics or prebiotics in baby formula?

Are there probiotics or prebiotics in baby formula?

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

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When do you recommend adding rice cereal to baby formula?

When do you recommend adding rice cereal to baby formula?

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

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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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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.

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

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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 ☺

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

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What kind of water is best for preparing baby formula? Reverse osmosis from the store? Tap water? Boiled tap water? Nursery water?

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

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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 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

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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?

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

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How do I pick a baby formula?

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

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Is it okay to reheat baby formula?

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

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Is there such a thing as a natural baby formula?

Is there such a thing as a natural baby formula?

Home preparation: Some formulas are made with natural ingredients and are so labeled. You can transition in to home prepared natural ground and strained foods. ...Read more

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Is it ok to switch from simlac baby formula to gurber baby formula?

Is it ok to switch from simlac baby formula to gurber baby formula?

Yes.: In general all infant formulas have similar calorie and nutrition content. Some parents feel bad hey baby made it one formula better than another, but in general there are no problems with switching from one infant formula to another. ...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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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 avoid hot tap water when making baby formula?

Should I avoid hot tap water when making baby formula?

Yes: Hot tap water is 120 degrees or more, so it would make a formula too hot for a baby to drink. If hot tap water is used to mix formula powder, then one must let the formula cool down to body-temperature before feeding it to a baby. ...Read more

Iron (Definition)

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Iron (Definition)

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