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Suggested Infant Milk For G6pd Deficient Baby
My baby is months old . And she is positive og g6pd deficiency .. Can I give her cow milk / fresh milk?
? age ? not listed: Your babies age was not listed. We encourage mothers to breast feed or use formula until a year of age before switching to cow milk. The cow milk by itself should never be a problem. You should avoid soy based foods or milk or anything related to peanuts. The big issue for these kids is the numerous drugs that can trigger blood breakdown. You should always inform any treating doc of the G6PD issue ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most are safe: From the time when babies are sitting to when they walk is a marvelous opportunity to introduce many flavors of foods (www.Drgreene.Com/colorin). Kids with g6pd deficiency should avoid fava beans. Some kids - depending on their variant - should also avoid blueberries (& yogurts containing them), soy, other legumes, some chinese herbs, or tonic water (not great for babies anyway). I love g6pd.Org. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3 week old baby eats 2.5oz of breast milk every 2-4 hrs, with 2-3 supplemental formula bottles included in her daily feedings. Is she eating enough?
Hard to say: If she's playful, interactive and starting to fill out it is likely enough.Having her weighed to see is also an option but once a week is often enough to monitor weight.Most at her age will put on at least an ounce a day. ...Read more
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
Tough answer: Fresh cow's milk is safe. Do call one of the formula company in your area like mead Johnson and ask for specialized formula. No formula I know of is completely safe. Having said that all options out there like goat's milk, almond milk have their deficiencies. Sorry for this complex answer. Fava bean avoidance, extension of that would be all legume avoidance is a must. So Soy would be a general NO. ...Read more
My 8months old boy is exclusively breastfed still.I'm trying to introduce solids.as he's just breastfed Is there any risk of vitamin deficiency ?
Deficient for sure!: Beast milk is the ideal food for infants but this time of year I can guarantee your son is deficient in Vit. D. Everyone in most of the US becomes deficient in D in fall and winter unless they supplement; in spring and summer we can make it from sun. Official recommendations for infants are 400 iu/say; breast milk has 25 iu per liter. I advise 1000 iu/day as liquid drops. See comment for more: ...Read more
Is compulsory to start extra supplement like milk, cereal, soup for 4 month baby. I'm still feeding to her. Doc said only mother milk not sufficient .
NO! Doc is WRONG!!!: The world health organization & most experts recommend breastfeeding only with no other foods for the first 6 months of life. It is considered very unwise to add solid foods at 4 months. Your doctor's advice is harming all the babies under his or her care. Please tell your doctor to read this: http://www.Hc-sc.Gc.Ca/fn-an/nutrition/infant-nourisson/recom/index-eng.Php. ...Read more
Pediatrician forgot to tell me to give baby vitamin d supplements (exclusively breastfed). Now 6 weeks old. Health problem for baby?
No worries!: There has likely not been any harm done to your baby. Just go ahead and start the d-visol drops now at 1ml daily. I've had parents forget or refuse to give it and the babies are ok. Nonetheless, it is still preferred to supplement with a vitamin d drop to prevent rickets in infants. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Newborn feeds 3oz formula 8-10x a day using Nursery Water with fluoride. She's 4w old and has been taking formula since day 3. Fluorosis concern?
No: If you stop the water with flouride now, there is no concern. Use plain bottled water or boiled tap water. ...Read more
Best to talk with a : Pediatrician. This type of deficiency is very specific, and also involves staying away from certain drugs, medications, foods that are metabolized by this pathway, especially not using Tylenol (acetaminophen). So, the best approach is to speak to the pediatrician first, then get counseling from a nutritional consultant on the foods to stay away, websites available. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In evoporated milk which brand is good for a 14 month old baby.....And can he have whole cow milk ?
Old standby: 40-50 years ago many moms made up their own formula by adding water to evaporated milk (lasted longer on the shelf) , boiling it so it could be digested ( cow milk is for cows) & tossing in some karo syrup & vitamins. If you're in a place where fresh milk is difficult to find, any product should be similar & should be diluted 1/2 & 1.2 with water. Regular milk is preferred for convenience. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
In canada we can start cows milk at 9 months.. I started giving my baby cows milk to substitute it gradually with breastmilk. Is cows milk ok?
Cow's Milk: Cow's milk is not recommended by the american academy of pediatrics for children under 1 year old. Infants fed whole cow's milk don't get enough vitamin e, iron, and essential fatty acids. They also get too much protein, sodium, and potassium. These levels may be too high for the infant's system to handle. Also, whole cow's milk protein and fat are more difficult for an infant to digest and absorb. ...Read more
My baby has constipation problem. Which one formula milk is good, celia expert or similac advance or ronalac?
7 wk old breastfed newborn diagnosis with cow milk protein allergy. On dairy free diet but poo is still green but no blood in stools. Can iron sup cause this?
Pooh color...: Baby pooh comes in many colors depending on age and diet. Green is not a problem although the typical breast fed baby's pooh is yellow. The color can change based on your diet. Bright red or dark red/black pooh would be of concern as this is a sign of milk allergy. Iron can change the color of pooh to black which is not a problem. As long as baby is well green is no problem. ...Read more
Appears to be good: Aptamil is brand of infant formulas used by mothers unable or unwilling to breastfeed. Aptamil appears to be better than cow's milk for better infant digestion & tries to approximate ingredients in breast milk. Discuss it with pediatrician. ...Read more
Which milk is better for my 2yr old baby: Formula, Normal pasteurized Cow Milk or UHT Long Life Cow Milk?
My 6 week old baby is refusing to drink expressed breast milk. I've had to supplement with enfamil gentle ease formula. Is this normal?
Weaning: If your baby is nursing with no problem, then this should work. Add a very small amount of breast milk to teh gentlease. Wait a few days and add more.Repeat this process. If you start with a very small amount of pumped breast milk this weaning method usually works. Be patient however. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is it safe to feed my 9 mos old baby yogurt for infants and toddlers labelled 6 mos and up, which contain cow's milk?
Safe if not allergic: Cow milk products like yogurt are ok for infants. I encourage use of those with living lactobacillus like danactive or activia when I use oral antibiotics as they help baby repopulate their digestive tract with healthy bacteria.The cow milk issue is not a prohibition but an understanding that it is designed for calfs not kids. Bovine products are ok when part of a balanced approach to nutrition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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