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Similac 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
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 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 more
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 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
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
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
Not recomended: I'm not sure if you mean that you are reconsitituing similac powder with glucose water or adding it to the can of concentrate but just water should be added to make the proper concentration. If you are feeding glucose water in addition to similac the infant is receiving only empty calories and this would not be recommended. The infant is getting enough water in the similac. ...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