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Which Formula Is Best For Newborn Why Are So Many Products Out There
Please ask you doc: Your newborn's doctor should be able to fully discuss that with you and if the doctor won't , you need to find a new one, that is their responsibilty to discuss which one is best for your child. Just like any other business there are many companies that make formula since it is a big industry. ...Read more
Breast milk: We are designed to eat milk from our mothers! our long term health is set in the first 2 years by the health of our gut and immune system and are benefitted from proper diet - breast milk initially, then healthy whole food prepared at home not in a factory and a daily probiotic to keep gut flora healthy. This prevents colds, flu, etc. Cow's milk would be a so-so second choice. No soy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Formula choices: The best formula for one baby may not be the best for another. Four levels of standard formula : milk based, lactose free, soy, hypoallergenic. It is generally recommended to start with a milk based product (Similac, Enfamil and Goodstart are reputable brands) provided there is no strong concern for lactose deficiency or milk protein allergy. ...Read more
What is the best formula for my 3week old?He is currently feeding on breastmilk all times and on enfamil newborn premium when breastmilk is not there.
Breast milk: Your own breast milk will always be the best choice for your baby. Drink plenty of fluids and let the baby have the breast frequently to increase your supply. If you must supplement then use any of the commercial formulas that he tolerates. ...Read more
What to do if I am not sure if I'm breastfeeding or not. what's the best formula for your newborn to be on?
Tough choice: There are SO many formulas on the market that it is tough for even pediatricians to decide what to use. Just out of familiarity I use either Enfamil or Similac. The formula reps come by frequently to give me information & samples of their products. If there is a family history of allergy, I might chose something else. I'd discuss it with your pediatrician and ignore the marketing. Congrats! ...Read more
Whatever works: The basic content of the formulas has been regulated since the early 80's.Each contains enough of needed nutrients for most babies to thrive, but they are not interchangeable.There are 3 basic types,cow milk based,soy based and specialty.Some babies may not tolerate one or more types,but your doc can help you find one if that happens.Find one that works and stay with it,switching can cause problms ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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