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Similac Low Medication
Low on $. 1week till i get my wic for formula. Can i give my son similac formula for a couple of days? His on gerber formula right now but im out.
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
Special formula: Similac pm 60/40 is a special formula made for babies who have trouble handling the usual amount of calcium, iron, and minerals in regular similac advance formula. Pediatric kidney specialists or gastrointestinal specialists may prescribe such a special formula, if needed. The pm 60/40 has less iron and less calcium than the regular formula. It also has slightly less carbs, and slightly more fat. ...Read more
Feeding intolerance: Similac advanced recommended for the babies, who don't have digestive issues. Similac total comfort, according to marketing is hypoallergenic formula if you baby has issues with feeding intolerance with the regular formula, such as spits up, gas, colics, diarrhea, constipation, rash. Try a free sample first before making decision here: http://abbottfamily.Com.Sg/products/total-comfort?Pc=tr. ...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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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