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Is it ok to switch up the formula for my week old newborn

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Dr. Mary Ann Block
General Practice
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In brief: Yes

It is ok to switch formulas.
If 4 different formula bases can be found (soy, dairy, rice, etc.), then giving the same one only every four days can decrease the risk of the infant developing an allergy or sensitivity to any one formula.

In brief: Yes

It is ok to switch formulas.
If 4 different formula bases can be found (soy, dairy, rice, etc.), then giving the same one only every four days can decrease the risk of the infant developing an allergy or sensitivity to any one formula.
Dr. Mary Ann Block
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Dr. Mark Patterson
Pediatrics

In brief: Generally yes

Most common formulas are based on cow milk protein.
Occasionally, newborns may have a problem handling the protein or the lactose in these formulas. Most commonly, babies spit up or have stool issues because oral feeding is new for them and it takes a while for them to regulate their bodies. Call your pediatrician for specific advice.

In brief: Generally yes

Most common formulas are based on cow milk protein.
Occasionally, newborns may have a problem handling the protein or the lactose in these formulas. Most commonly, babies spit up or have stool issues because oral feeding is new for them and it takes a while for them to regulate their bodies. Call your pediatrician for specific advice.
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