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My baby had diarrea with blood. I swithched him from similac sensitive to total confort and he is ok do i have to give him similac alimentum better??
My son's pediatrician said that he might be allergic to milk so she changed his milk to similac alimentum. Why is he still having diarrhea?
Hard to say: You provide little to go on. If it is a milk allergy or lactose intolerance, it would take a minimum of 3 days for his system to flush out the old milk and begin to heal. If he has a corn sensitivity, the alimentum powder but not the ready to feed has traces of it. The loose stools may also be from something else. I would check back with your doc. These are sometimes difficult to sort out. ...Read more
I switched my baby's formula from similac sensitive to alimentum 48hrs ago he just had a bowl movement it was black, is something wrong?
Formula change/BM ch: A lot of babies will have darker bms on alimentum, if it was balck and tarry you should tkae your baby in to see her pediatrician. If the baby is acitng well and does not have any other problems it is probably okay and form the alimentum itself. ...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
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
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
No, Coconut: Water has chunks of coconut floating in it. This would not work. ...Read more
Yes: No problem with any bottled clean water ...Read more
BM: A 3-month-old baby can have many bms per day. It is common, in fact, for babies to have a bm everytime they feed. ...Read more
Quickly: If a baby has a true allergy to its formula symptoms are going to occur with every feed. Crying from stomach cramping/colic, copious spitting up, change in bowel habits Some symptoms occur so quickly sometimes babies can't even finish a feed without getting irritable/crying, that leads to poor feeding and poor growth. ...Read more
Accidentally fed my 9 months old baby formula that was sitting out for 4hours in an air-conditioned room. What are the risks?
My son is 6 kg. He born 4 months ago. He eats baby formula. What is the quantity of the baby formula per day? He eats 6 times per day. Thank you!
Depends: The powdered formula is designed to mix with any approved source of regular tap water. You do not have to buy "baby water" sold in stores. If you are comfortable about the safety of your home tap water it is fine for formula use. Ready to feed formulas should not be diluted with water. If your area or house has rusty pipes and questionable water, use bottled water instead. ...Read more
Not necessary: Formula is just a manmade liquid diet for infants and meant to be a complete food. It doesn't taste particularly good, but it is complete nutrition for an infant. For a small infant, it will be the only food s/he is taking. For an older infant, closer to 12 months and eating food, formula may not be necessary. ...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?
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