What infant formula is closest to breast milk?

All try to be. If considering a formula, the primary difference in types is the source of protein, (cow milk vs soy bean) and type of sugar (lactose vs non-lactose). All are regulated a by the fda and required to have certain components. All claim to be similar to breast milk in their benefit to the kids. The major brands are supported by decades of continuing research. Find one baby likes and stick with it.

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Is there any hypoallergenic baby formula that tastes similar to breast milk? Any formula at all similar?

Taste is subjective! Most infant formula is modeled after breast milk. The nutrients and needs of the growing infant are the first importance. Hypoallergenic implies less likely to cause allergic response, but this too depends on the infant. Taste is a minor concern in providing quality nutrition for the growing infant. Read more...

My baby brother is 3 weeks old and refusing breast milk, is it okay to start using baby formula in a bottle?

INFANT FEEDING. I see mom is taking propranolol, carbamezipine and propylthiouracil. All these are l-2 drugs, means she can breastfeed without adverse effects to the baby. If baby refuses to nurse, mom can pump the milk with breast pump and feed baby in the bottle. If enough milk is not there, she can supplement with formula after breast milk. Best advise: talk to the pediatrician. Read more...

Can caffeine in breast milk affect intellectual development of the infant?

No proof. I do not think that there is any proven answer to this question. But too much caffeine can affect blood pressure, heartrate etc. For you and the baby. Beware and cut back. Read more...
Possibly. Small amounts of caffeine taken in the morning are probably not harmful. But if a baby does not get adequate sleep due to excessive caffeine in the breast milk, the lack of sleep can certainly affect their intellectual development. . Read more...

Does an infant develop the same if they were breastfed or bottle fed with breast milk?

Breast milk. Breast milk whether fed by nursing or in a bottle is the same. However, most babies who nurse get more milk than they would when milk is pumped because your baby is the most efficient breast pump developed ever. Read more...

Can breast milk make my infant gassy and give him reflux?

Probably not. Breast milk is by far the best nutrition for your baby. It is rare for babies not to tolerate breast milk. Gassy? Many babies get this. Maybe it is air swallowing? Are you burping as you should? Reflux is not a process of the milk but is an anatomical issue with the way the baby is made. See your baby's doctor and consider a lactation consultant for further advice and treatgment. Workable. Read more...
What you eat can. Breast milk won't make babies gassy usually, and most tolerate straight breast milk very well. However, there are certain foods that are famous for causing gas and bloating if mom eats them, then breastfeeds: cabbage, spicy foods, pepper, onions, garlic, caffeine, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots. I've had parents figure out almonds, tomatoes, and such. Scout recent meals and take notes. Read more...

What is the difference between bottle feeding breast milk and nursing an infant?

Both give the same. nutritional value, which is extremely important. Nursing allows a different, closer bonding of mother and baby. However, if nursing is not possible, it is certainly worthwhile and beneficial to the baby to give the expressed breast milk by a bottle. Read more...