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What Do I Do If I Want To Wean My Baby Off Of Formula
Gradually or at once: After a baby is 12 months of age, and is eating a variety of baby foods, he can be weaned off formula and start whole cow milk. The weaning can be gradual over a week, in which more and more cow milk is mixed into the liquid formula each day. By the end of the week, the baby's drink will be mostly or all cow milk. Or one can wean suddenly, by making the formula disappear and just offering milk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My infant has had runny seedy poos for three weeks now and cries a lot after feeds. Is it ok to mix/wean soy formula with his milk based formula?
My 6 wk infant has had runny seedy green poos since weaning him onto formulae. No fever or blood and isn't vomiting. Would it be safe to try soy?
Normal poop: While it is certainly fine to try soy formula, what you are describing is perfectly normal poop for a 6 week old. Their stools are very runny and seedy, and colors range from yellow to green to brown to orange. The colors we don't like are white, red and black. These sound like very healthy, normal poops, so i don't think a formula change is even needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't be in a hurry!: The simplest, most natural way to wean is when your child initiates the process, usually around when solids are started. But if you're ready and they're not, try slowly tapering the number of nursing sessions every two or three days by replacing a nursing session with an alternative meal from a bottle/sippy cup/other foods (if ready). With luck, she'll be too busy with new experiences to notice! ...Read more
Is it safe to sweeten my baby's formula with vanilla extract? I've read mixed reviews. My baby is 9months & I want to start weaning him from Bf
No: There is no need to flavor milk.Just let him slowly close to 1 year get used to whole milk. ...Read more
My baby is 5 months, and i've decided to start weaning and switch to formula. How many ounces should she get and how often?
Baby 6mths began weaning from pumped breastmilk. First bottle of formula threw it up 2hrs later. Is this normal?
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