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How do I pick a baby formula?
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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Keep it simple
First, seriously consider nursing.
If not possible, and your baby has no allergies or problems, use a milk based formula. If baby has health problems ask your doc for help. There are lots of gimmicks from formula companies right now touting their formula as best. In reality, formula is very closely regulated by the fda and not much difference between the brands unless your infant has special needs.

In brief: Keep it simple
First, seriously consider nursing.
If not possible, and your baby has no allergies or problems, use a milk based formula. If baby has health problems ask your doc for help. There are lots of gimmicks from formula companies right now touting their formula as best. In reality, formula is very closely regulated by the fda and not much difference between the brands unless your infant has special needs.
Dr. Holly Maes
Dr. Holly Maes
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Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics
In brief: Most appropriate
You want to pick a formula that is going to be easy to digest and affordable.
Powdered formula is cheaper than liquid formula. You may switch to a soy based formula if your baby is sensitive to cow's milk. You can also try a thickened formula if your baby spits up a lot. Iron-fortified formula is not necessary until 4 months of age and can lead to constipation.

In brief: Most appropriate
You want to pick a formula that is going to be easy to digest and affordable.
Powdered formula is cheaper than liquid formula. You may switch to a soy based formula if your baby is sensitive to cow's milk. You can also try a thickened formula if your baby spits up a lot. Iron-fortified formula is not necessary until 4 months of age and can lead to constipation.
Dr. Julia Sundel
Dr. Julia Sundel
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