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Is it ok to add ovaltine to baby formula? Baby is four months old and weighs 19 and one half pounds.

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Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics

In brief: Added sugar?

At four months you are setting up an infant for obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and a permanent sweet tooth.

In brief: Added sugar?

At four months you are setting up an infant for obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and a permanent sweet tooth.
Dr. Christine Hom
Dr. Christine Hom
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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics

In brief: No way

Absolutely not. You baby needs the nourishment provided in breast milk or formula at this age.
If he is hungry it may be time to start him on cereal so that he gets the proper iron supplement.

In brief: No way

Absolutely not. You baby needs the nourishment provided in breast milk or formula at this age.
If he is hungry it may be time to start him on cereal so that he gets the proper iron supplement.
Dr. Oscar Novick
Dr. Oscar Novick
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Dr. David Serlin
Family Medicine

In brief: Babies

Babies do not need ovaltine or any other additives to baby formula.
Babies only need formula or breast milk up to the age of 1 year. I recommend that parents wait until at least 4-6 months before offering any baby foods to babies and even when they do, i recommend that the formula or breast milk make up >90% of the babies diet. No juice, no water, nothing else for at least the first 4-6 months. Formula is specially made (as is breast milk) to specifically meet babies nutritional needs.

In brief: Babies

Babies do not need ovaltine or any other additives to baby formula.
Babies only need formula or breast milk up to the age of 1 year. I recommend that parents wait until at least 4-6 months before offering any baby foods to babies and even when they do, i recommend that the formula or breast milk make up >90% of the babies diet. No juice, no water, nothing else for at least the first 4-6 months. Formula is specially made (as is breast milk) to specifically meet babies nutritional needs.
Dr. David Serlin
Dr. David Serlin
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