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Can similac advance infant formula with iron make a newborn constipated?

Can similac advance infant formula with iron make a newborn constipated?

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

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Any drawback related to feeding similac?

Any drawback related to feeding similac?

Similac: Similac formula is safe for majority of children and is used quite widely by mothers who do not like to breast feeding.Exceptions are when a baby has milk protein allergy. ...Read more

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Can an adult drink similac?

Can an adult drink similac?

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

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Which is better s26-gold or similac?

Which is better s26-gold or similac?

Breastmilk if avail: S 26 and similac advanced are similar products with omega fats for brain growth but breastmilk is the only product free with health benefits for mom and baby, incl decreased infection, increased tolerance. ...Read more

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How do enfragrow, enfamil and similac 2 differ?

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

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Can i give similac go and grow for to my 5 month old?

Can i give similac go and grow for to my 5 month old?

Toddler feeding: Similac go and grow is specially formulated for toddlers (children older than 1 yr). Best to continue using infant formula or continue breastfeeding until your baby is a year old. ...Read more

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Is similac total comfort can make my baby chubby faster?

Is similac total comfort can make my baby chubby faster?

Similac: I hope you are concerned with your child's nutrition and not to make your child 'chubby'. You should discuss what you are feeding the child with its pediatrician to be sure the baby is getting the proper nutrition for physical and mental growth. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between enfragrow, enfamil and similac 2?

Whats the difference between enfragrow, enfamil and similac 2?

Baby's formulas: Infants formulas: enfamil and similac 20 are the same by content from different manufacturers though. Enfagrow - formula for toddlers. ...Read more

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Im takin my 3month of the brest which is better 2 put him on similac or enfamilim?

Im takin my 3month of the brest which is better 2 put him on similac or enfamilim?

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

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Can my baby switch between enfamil, similac, nestle's, and other formulas without any bad effects?

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

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I use similac total comfort for my baby from her birth , and now she is 4 months . Should i switch to similac now ?

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

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I have been feeding my daughter ready made similac at room temp for over a week after opening. Can she get sick from this?

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

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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

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How effective is similac alimentum?

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 more

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What amount similac advance makes how many bottles?

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

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