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Similac Advance With Iron Medication
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
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
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: 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
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
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
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
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
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?
My baby is 7 months old. Now I am giving him similac advance 2 but he is constipated. What should I do?
My baby has constipation problem. Which one formula milk is good, celia expert or similac advance or ronalac?
I have been breastfeeding for 4 months and I am drying up. Do u recommend sam's club formula-off brand of similac advance?
Do what you must: Most formulas by that age will provide adequate nutritional support & all have pros & cons. If you have started one & baby seems to process it well, stick with it. Formulas are not interchangeable. If you examine the blends closely there are subtle differences, & babies gut may do well on one & poorly oon a very similar product. ...Read more
Hi. I have 5 month old baby. I want to switch from breastfeed to formula but which one is better s26gold or similac advance?
My son is 3 months n he is still breastfeeding he is not getting enough milk I tried similac advance but he just want take it what can I do?
Does formula (similac advance) make babies fat or chubby? Do all babies go through that chubby phase? At my son 1month check up he weigh 10pounds
1month baby no health issues. I was giving emfamil but don't have money to buy more formula. People gave me similac advance will it affect my baby?
Should be fine: Formulas are not interchangeable like paper clips. There are subtle differences in the digestibility from kid to kid, but these two are very similar & your baby can thrive on either. ...Read more
My 1 yr old is transitioning from similac advanced to organic whole milk. Rt now doing 1/3 milk, 2/3 form. He has gone from 1 bm per day to 3 or 4....
General diet change: The amount of fiber dictates a lot about the amount of stool you produce. The transition in his formula/milk intake is so minimal at this point with regard to amount of fiber, that I really doubt it has any bearing on how much stool production there is. More likely other changes in his diet to eating more fruits, veggies, grains and dietary fiber than an infant diet has led to the changes in poops. ...Read more
What can I do for my 1 month old that's hard to make a bowl movement he's 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 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
Can an infant become constipated if they are on similac sensitive? She was previously on similac advanced but had to switch because of gas/ diaharrea
We have a new born 2 weeks old all today he is restless and now light brown yellowish diarrhea most of the day he eats similac advance ready to eat what can cause this and what to do?
My 5 month old has started solids including cereal some fruit and veggies and when I give him his formula he acts as if he doesn't like it and won't drink it. He is on half similac sensitive and advance because if I give him all advance his get diarrhea
Common that kids have days they seem to like some things more than others
formula (or breast milk) is important part of your baby's nutrition
try different temperatures
consider trying a nipple that allows faster flow
mix by stirring instead of shaking to reduce bubbles in the formula that might give him gas. ...Read more
Infant fed similac pro advance formula and receives a minute amount of breast milk a day. Should we use a bovine colostrum product to boost immunity?
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 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
Similac advanced to Enfamil Prosobee issues with no bowel movement but normal stools. Then hard stools changed to gentlease 2daysago. No BM yet.
Close Monitoring: Baby's age not listed but infants can go 4-5 days without stool. Type of formula can contribute to constipation but is not the rule & frequent change is usually disruptive, requiring baby to adjust at most & not therapeutic. Make sure you are mixing formula with enough water as directed, do not add extra water. Stay with Gentleease, . See doctor for thorough re-check if stools continue to be hard. ...Read more
Confusing question: Both formulas are similar in their content and meet standards defined by the FDA. Parents should find one product that their baby tolerates, and stick with it. Both companies make a variety of products that can help if any digestive issues arise. Many symptoms related to spitting or indigestion will remain regardless of any formula changes. Consult babies doc for guidance based on pattern. ...Read more
Yes, but why: Baby formula (similac) is balanced nutrition designed for the growth needs of infants. The products are safe when consumed by adults. However, products like ensure or ensure plus are more specific to adult needs. Carnation breakfast essentials added to milk would provide a similar dietary supplement. ...Read more