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Why is enfamil infant ready to feed formula darker and thicker than powder?

Why is enfamil infant ready to feed formula darker and thicker than powder?

Formula: I'm sure it has to do with the manufacture and processing technique. But, you would have to contact the company to find out why. They may have information on their web site. ...Read more

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Is it ok to switch from ready-to-feed to powdered formula?

Is it ok to switch from ready-to-feed to powdered formula?

Yes: Yes, it is perfectly fine to switch from ready-to-feed to powdered formula since they have the same nutrition. I do have some patients who prefer one more than the other or have problems with spitting up more with one than the other. If you look at the two, you will also see that they look different with the ready feed (enfamil lipil at least) looking darker and thicker than the powder. ...Read more

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Hi, wanted to know which is better - ready to use or powdered formula for feeding infants. Thanks :)?

Hi, wanted to know which is better - ready to use or powdered formula for feeding infants. Thanks :)?

Both are fine. Which: you use is a personal preference. Powdered formula can be easier to take for travel and less expensive, but you need to make sure you have a reliable, safe source of drinking water. Ready-to-feed is more expensive but you don't need to worry about adding safe water, and it's convenient. ...Read more

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Hi, wanted to know which is better - ready to use or powdered formula for feeding infants and why. Thanks :)?

Convenience: I find mom's enjoy the convenience of RTF for travel or if they only need an occasional bottle to supplement breast feeding. For formula feeders, most use powder because it makes sense. Why pay the company to add water, use more storage space and spend the energy to carry all the extra weight home? ...Read more

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My baby is 2months formula fed and she have been pooping dark green is that normal?

Could be: Speak with the pediatrician. It could just be a problem in the child's diet. Maybe a trial on breast feeding or a change in formula if that is what the baby is eating may make things better. ...Read more

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My one month old son goes at least 4 days without pooping, is very gassy and fussy and when he does its pasty and dark green. Normal? (formula fed)

My one month old son goes at least 4 days without pooping, is very gassy and fussy and when he does its pasty and dark green. Normal? (formula fed)

Yes, normal: The stool you describe is normal formula fed baby poop. Going 4 days in between is a bit long, but not unusual. More concerning is his "gassy and fussy". Make sure he is not feeding too fast and thereby gulping air. Make sure you burp him after every ounce of feeding. You may also want to consider one of the many formulas that promote themselves for "gassy" babies. Talk to pediatrician for options. ...Read more

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My formula fed foster baby has realy dark green almost black poop and its really runny..Is this normal ? Also he was a drug and alcohol exposed baby

My formula fed foster baby has realy dark green almost black poop and its really runny..Is this normal ? Also he was a drug and alcohol exposed baby

Yes: Dark green/almost black stools are indeed normal color for some infants. If the stools are totally black, ask doc to check for hidden blood. But just very dark green are okay, as are the various yellow, greens, oranges and browns. Bad color is pure white, totally black, or red bloody. ( purple would be weird too, but i've seen that only after purple birthday cake!) also, runny is good for baby poo. ...Read more

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3 month old pooping once a day dark green being formula fed along with breastfeeding is this normal?

3 month old pooping once a day dark green being formula fed along with breastfeeding is this normal?

Stool: Dark green stools are normal. The colour reflects the time it takes to pass the stool. Only stools without colour and blood are concerning. If your baby is healthy and gaining weight all is well. All the best. ...Read more

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My 4 mo old formula fed had been spitting up a lot more than usual, the last two have had dark brown/red streaks in them. should I be concerned?

My 4 mo old formula fed had been spitting up a lot more than usual, the last two have had dark brown/red streaks in them. should I be concerned?

REFLUX...: MANY INFANTS DU DEVELOP SPITTING UP SOME WITHOUT PROBLEMS SOME WITH IRRITATION SECONDARY TO GASTRIC JUICES ACIDITY WHICH WHEN TOUCHING THE ESOPHAGUS IT CAN IRRITATE IT AND SOMETIMES SOME BLEEDING CAN OCCUR. YOUR BABY SHOULD BE SEEN BY HIS/HER PEDIATRICIAN IF THE PROBLEM CONTINUES OR HE/SHE ACTS IN PAIN ...Read more

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My baby is 5m old was mixed fed till 3.5m and now on formula his stool turned from yellow mustard to dark green do I need to worry?

My baby is 5m old was mixed fed till 3.5m and now on formula his stool turned from yellow mustard to dark green do I need to worry?

No worries...: Stools come in a variety of fun colors... red (without having had a red food) or white would concern me. All the rest just add to the fun of the diaper change ;) ...Read more

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