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Similac Advance Ready To Feed Bottles 2 Ounce Bottles
My baby is 4 weeks old and is both bottle and breastfed. Sometimes when i fed him the similac advance formular he brings it right back up?
Reflux is normal: Reflux is the term used for spitting up. All babies will reflux to some extent and this is normal. Babies will reflux formula more than breast milk, which is more easily digested. As long as the infant is otherwise feeding well, appears satisfied afterwards, and is wetting several diapers a day, there is no concern. If the reflux is excessive, forceful, or green-tinged, see your pediatrician. ...Read more
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
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
My two month old baby is always uncomfortable every time feeding him similac powder formula i always notice not good in his tummy and green bm please hep?
Feeding issue? : Some children are cow's milk intolerant, because of course if you were meant to drink cow's milk you'd be born a cow. Gassiness, bloating, and stool changes are possible. Allergy to milk is also possible though less likely. Reflux is also less likely. Discuss this with your peds at your next well check, and see what issue needs to be addressed. ...Read more
What can I do for my 1 month old thats hard to make a bowl movement hes formula fed he eat similac advance 4 to 6 onces every feeding please help me?
Constipation: Babies at this age have variable 'poop' pattern. Anywhere from 15 times a day to every 5 th day is normal as long as baby has soft abdomen, is not fussy and is eating right. Apple prune juice concentrate helps! ...Read more
Is target Up&Up formula that's made to be similar to similac just as good as actual Similac? If so, is it ok to alternate between the two?
Can't tell: In the US, name-brand formulas and generic formulas are all considered fine to drink. Individual babies may have specific preferences due to tummy issues or cow milk protein allergies. There is no way to tell if one formula is "as good" as another, or better, or worse. There is no standard definition of "as good", and there are rarely any side-by-side comparison studies (no Coke vs. Pepsi tests). ...Read more
My baby is 7 months old.Now I am giving him similac advance 2 but he is constipated.What should I do?
Is there a big difference between similac sensitive & similac advance formula, would it cause problems to use one up then switch to the other?
Maybe,maybe not : Both formulas have the same protein and components except for the type of sugar. Iff your kid is on the sensitive, a switch to the regular may cause spit up or other issues.If on the regular, using the sensitive would probably not create any issues. Some vendors will trade out the product if you ask. ...Read more
I have a 2 month old baby and I have her on similac sensitive but when she takes the bottle its only for like 1 minute then she stop?
I have been feeding my daughter ready made similac at room temp for over a week after opening. Can she get sick from this?
No: I take it that you are simply opening a can and transfer it to a bottle and feeding it. I don't see anything wrong with it, if the baby is drinking well. Warming the milk is preferable for a young newborn baby because it simulates temperature of breast milk, but certainly it does not sterilize the milk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a 6 mnth old who takes gerber good start gentle. I have ranned completely out. Can i give him similac advance instead. He took that before gsg.
No: Similar sensitive would be equivalent to gerber good start gentle. ...Read more
Formula intolerance: You did not specify how many days/weeks old your newborn is. Aside from him not tolerating the formula, he maybe just taking too much formula per feeding. Other common causes are acid reflux, pyloric stenosis, urinary tract infection in girls, etc. If the vomiting persists, bring him to his pediatrician. ...Read more
My 2 months old son have being drink similac soy for a month now and he is always bringing up alittle after every bottle. Can u explain?
Reflux: spitting up do to reflux is normal if he is growing in height and weight. The valve at the end of the esophagus and beginning of the stomach isn't mature and doesn't exert enough pressure at this age to prevent regurgitation of formula. It will develop over time as he ages. Many infants outgrow reflux when they are able to stand- Keeping upright after feeds may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It Depends: The most common cause of spitting up in newborns is over feeding. Make sure you are not giving him too much, which can easily happen if you give your baby formula. The next most common cause is reflux or the baby maybe coming down with an illness. There are also other medical problems that need immediate attention that can cause this. I suggest you call your pediatrician to get this sorted out. ...Read more
My baby's body is producing to much salt and sugar, is there a lot of difference between similac advance and total comfort ?
Metabolic disorders: Babies who have metabolic disorders and have imbalances of electrolytes and glucose require highly specialized formulas as prescribed by a pediatric specialist (genetics, gastroenterology, neonatology or endocrinology). It is dangerous to use formulas other than those recommended specifically for your babies medical problem. Similac Advance and Total Comfort are likely inappropriate. ...Read more
Is it possible for a baby to do well on similac advanced and at 7 weeks develop an allergy? Will he grow out of it? Could it be something else?
Rare but possible: A kid with true milk allergy will have it long term. Most do not. Many on a lactose based milk formula can develop transient lactose intolerance with routine stomach viruses and benefit from lactose free formula for a week or so until it self heals.Many also have imbalance of gut germs and benefit from gogert or other product to realign their digestion. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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