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Variable: Alimentum is a hypoallergenic formula that is highly effective to support growth and nutrition in children with hypersensitivities. Response to any particular formula can be widely variable, and recommendations are individualized by your child's doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any hypoallergenic baby formula that tastes similar to breast milk? Any formula at all similar?
Taste is subjective!: Most infant formula is modeled after breast milk. The nutrients and needs of the growing infant are the first importance. Hypoallergenic implies less likely to cause allergic response, but this too depends on the infant. Taste is a minor concern in providing quality nutrition for the growing infant. ...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
Similar: Most milks are standardized with minimal differences now. The milk companies have made great strides in improving their products but they agree that mothers' milk is best. If you really want to investigate differences-you can read the websites for the companies online and they will tout their benefits. ...Read more
Either: So sorry you wish to stop breast feeding. Both companies make good product. Every baby responds differently to formulas so the best one is the one the baby tolerates the best. In my practice more babies do well with enfamil. I like the gentle ease as well. See which one your child likes best. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can my baby switch between enfamil, similac, nestle's, and other formulas without any bad effects?
Caution: Baby formula is not the same as paper clips. Each has mandatory minimums of various nutrients, but your baby may process one better than another.Repeated switching is a set up for such problems as indigestion,constipation, vomiting, etc. It is best to find one your kid handles well and stay on it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I use similac total comfort for my baby from her birth , and now she is 4 months . Should i switch to similac now ?
Not necessary: If your infant is doing well on the "total comfort" similac formula-there is truly no need to switch unless you desire (ie; if more costly/difficult to find). Nutrition is adequate and as you embark on solid foods now or in 1 to 2 months, you will find that formula will slowly decrease and become complementary to your infant's future diet of solids and fluids. ...Read more
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