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Doctor insights on: Why Use A Brand Name Formula

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Who is responsible for naming coronary artery disease?

Who is responsible for naming coronary artery disease?

Giovanni Morgagni?: Giovanni morgagni is generally considered the father of anatomical pathology -- and may have been first to name the blood vessels around the heart, "coronary." they sit like a "crown" (latin: "coronarius") upon the heart. Morgagni also described "hardening" of these arteries. Many others, of course, have also contributed to the development of these ideas. ...Read more

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Dentistry: is there really any difference whether I use a denture cleaning paste/creme for my removable vs. A brand name regular toothpaste?

Dentistry: is there really any difference whether I use a denture cleaning paste/creme for my removable vs. A brand name regular toothpaste?

Yes, there is: Denture cleaning pastes / creams are designed specifically for the denture materials. Tooth paste is made strictly for teeth, it has some abrasives that would be too aggressive to the dentures. Tooth enamel is a very strong, it can take more abrasion than the denture plastics. You want to keep the dentures as smooth as possible in order to minimize bacterial or fungi adhesion. ...Read more

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Wich brand of infant formula is best?

Wich brand of infant formula is best?

Equal: No one brand is better than the other. If you still have the option, breast milk is the best nutrition you can provide for your baby. ...Read more

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What is the best formula to use?

What is the best formula to use?

No difference: All commercially available formulas are relatively the same, and unless there is a special problem like lactose intolerance or allergy there is no real advantage of one over the others. ...Read more

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Is generic formula as good as name brand formula?

Is generic formula as good as name brand formula?

Yes and no: The brands do the research and stay ahead of the market with improvements.The store brands are often simple knockoffs mostly made by one source but relabeled to meet the stores request.These often get their component from the lowest bidder,but all comply with the minimum requirements of the FDA.You end up paying to support research & advertising.Your kid may or may not have a better outcome ...Read more

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Can a 12-year-old use livlean formula?

Can a 12-year-old use livlean formula?

I would not: recommend it. It is not necessary for a 12 year old and not a well regulated product. Stick with healthy eating and exercise. ...Read more

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What type of water should I use to mix formula?

What type of water should I use to mix formula?

Tap water: If you are on municipal water use the water from your tap. If you are using well water make sure that your water tests clean for coliform bacteria and heavy metals. ...Read more

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My baby is 8mth old, can I mix two different brand of formula to feed him? 2 scoop of brand a and 3 scoop of brand b and mix together?

My baby is 8mth old, can I mix two different brand of formula to feed him? 2 scoop of brand a and 3 scoop of brand b and mix together?

Possibly: Formulas are not interchangeable like paperclips. You wouldn't mix your angel food cake mix with pound cake mix & expect the finished product to be recognizable. The mixture may interfere with the nutrient balance of each & prevent your infant from having a balanced meal. This might be ok, but i'd mix & feed separately if you need to use both. ...Read more

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Can I interchange formula for my 8 mth old baby? Eg. 1st feeding is brand a , 2nd feeding is brand b. I am thinking of changing brand.

Can I interchange formula for my 8 mth old baby? Eg. 1st feeding is brand a , 2nd feeding is brand b. I am thinking of changing brand.

Yes, but...: Although you can switch from one formula to another it is often better to stick with one if it works well. Switching formulas can sometimes cause GI issues if your child is lactose intolerant or if your child needs a specialty formula. Newer formulas now contain ingredients that help with babies eyesight , bone mineralization and immune functions. Breast feeding is still best. Ask your pedi doc. ...Read more

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Ready to use formula that was opened last monday (soy) and it wasn't thrown away and the sitter gave him less then an ounce is he going to get sick?

Ready to use formula that was opened last monday (soy) and it wasn't thrown away and the sitter gave him less then an ounce is he going to get sick?

Don't use: Rtf formula is only good for 48 hours after opening. Sounds like the sitter made an honest mistake. He had a small amount and one time only, so you may dodge any problems. It could happen for him to develop gastrointestinal symptoms. If so, let your pediatrician know what happened so they can do appropriate stool tests. ...Read more

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Does green coffee extract work. I'm 34 years old 511 about 230 pounds and if so which is the best brand to buy and or formula that will work the best?

Does green coffee extract work. I'm 34 years old 511 about 230 pounds and if so which is the best brand to buy and or formula that will work the best?

Weight Loss Frauds: You have been duped. This new 'fad' in the diet industry is purely designed to take money from gullible individuals desperate to find magic ways to lose weight...Rather than facing up to the real challenge of diet changes, diet limits and exercise. Remember if there really was a real pill that led to real and lasting weight loss it would be in every news story and on every shelf in the world. ...Read more

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Can I use the microwave to warm formula?

Can I use the microwave to warm formula?

No: You should not warm formula in the microwave since the microwave can make hot spots inside the formula that you may not feel until it burns your baby's mouth. Better to warm them in a pan of hot water or running hot water. ...Read more

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What kind of formula could I use for my newborn?

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 more

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Why is wellness formula bad to use when breastfeeding?

Why is wellness formula bad to use when breastfeeding?

? Wellness Formula?: I am unaware of what "wellness formula" means? Is this for mom or for baby? OK, I found it on Amazon, a multivitamin would definitely be safer, there are tons of herbs here several of which might be a problem. Remember FDA does not evaluate this kind of product. Who really knows what's in there? You definitely don't. ...Read more

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Wich is the best formula milk brand for a newborn?

All good!: To pass FDA most milks have minor variations from each other. Check out the label as some additives that promote healthy retinal development. Some infants tolerate some formulas better than others. It is an individual preference. ...Read more

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Will my baby still be healthy if I use formula?

Will my baby still be healthy if I use formula?

Homework: You are asking us questions that take time and are extremely unnecessary. This health app is a marvelous tool. But it is not to be abused. Every single good ob will recommend one or two prenatal guidebooks to read during the pregnancy. The dozen questions you have asked us tonight are all answered in your guidebook. Please go read it. Do your homework. ...Read more

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Is store brand formula just as good as name brands?

Yes: There is no difference in how effective they are. Always go for the cheaper, generic drug when you have a choice in over the counter medicines. ...Read more

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