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Could iron-based formula be upsetting my baby's stomach?
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Dr. Thad Woodard
Pediatrics
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In brief: No
I think this is unlikely but commonly believed, there is less iron in formula than in breast milk for example.
It is more likely to be some other issue... Such as lactose intolerance or perhaps milk allergy.

In brief: No
I think this is unlikely but commonly believed, there is less iron in formula than in breast milk for example.
It is more likely to be some other issue... Such as lactose intolerance or perhaps milk allergy.
Dr. Thad Woodard
Dr. Thad Woodard
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: No
Although this was a common belief in the past studies have shown that the iron available in formula does not trigger upsets.
Much of the bad RAP likely relates to iron drops that are necessary for those infants with anemia. The high iron content occasionaly bothers those infants. Without iron, baby can't build the new blood cells needed for growing tissue.

In brief: No
Although this was a common belief in the past studies have shown that the iron available in formula does not trigger upsets.
Much of the bad RAP likely relates to iron drops that are necessary for those infants with anemia. The high iron content occasionaly bothers those infants. Without iron, baby can't build the new blood cells needed for growing tissue.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
In brief: No
Iron-based formula should not upset a baby's stomach.
Babies need iron, so the commercial formulas have iron in them. A baby with an upset stomach more likely has another reason for the tummy problem. Thus. The parents should talk with the doctor about the baby's symptoms.

In brief: No
Iron-based formula should not upset a baby's stomach.
Babies need iron, so the commercial formulas have iron in them. A baby with an upset stomach more likely has another reason for the tummy problem. Thus. The parents should talk with the doctor about the baby's symptoms.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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