Nutrition: Infant, Similac

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Question About Preparing Similac in Batches

I prepare batches of Similac powdered formula and keep it in the fridge for when I need it. The "recipe" Similac gave me when I called their 800 number was 23oz of water to 1 level cup of powder. The yield is 26 oz of formula. This is fine now while my baby does not go through 26 oz in a day yet, but soon she will. I want to make a larger amount and not fuss with individual scoops of formula if possible, but as you bakers and cooks know, simply preparing another half a recipe (11 1/2 oz water to 1/2 cup powder) may not work right. ...

Bottle & Breastfeeding

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Blood in Baby's Diaper

My breastfeeding two month old son has been having 'stringy' blood in his poop since yesterday morning. The Dr yesterday said she sees a very small anal fisher and that might be the cause. i just don't see how it could be coming from something so tiny. she also mentioned it could be from dairy in my diet. he's otherwise a very healthy, smiley, talkative, full term baby. Any other moms/babies experience this?

Digestion

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Similac Advance - Formula Question

Since our baby was born, she was breastfed, but needed a supplement. We continued using the formula we started on in the hospital - Similac Advance. She has been doing great with the 'ready to go' kind, getting less than 8 oz. a day supplement. I recently bought the Similac Advance 'Early Shield' variety. She has had non stop gas - starting 5 min. after she ate! I hate to think her little tummy is hurting because of it! Obviously I am not giving it to her again...but I am wondering if other moms out there had a similar experience? ...

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Infant with Reflux

Hi, I have a 5 week old daughter and since day 3, the doctor said she had...

Feeding Accessories

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Baby Crying While Bottle Feeding at 4 Months, Starting Formula

We are transitioning from breastmilk to formula for my 4 month old baby. As we are increasing the amount of formula per feeding (every feeding is mixed with some breastmilk), we are noticing that he seems to turn his head to the side and cry for the first few minutes. After this time he will sometimes get the hang of it and finish the bottle, but sometimes he will end up only taking a few ounces. It does not seem to be gas related. I am wondering what may be causing this--pain, distraction, etc. It seems to be about the same for...

Juice & Milk

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Enfamil or Similac

Hi ladies, I am wondering if any of you have had the experience of using both of these brands and can help me make a decision on which to go with. I used Similac Isolmil Advanced with my daughter but just read a study that the Enfamil ProSobee Lipil has higher levels of nutrients in it than the Similac. I am so used to the name brand Similac that using something different worries me without some input. If any of you could share your experiences with me I would appreciate it! Also, just in case, I am not at all against breast feeding and...

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Soda vs Juice

Sorry to highjack bumblebee's post.... but all the comments insinuating that...

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Milk and Juice

I am wondering how many ounces of liquids does a 16 month old need? And what...

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Toddlers with Juice?

My daughter is 16 months old. We have kept juice from her up to this point...

Liquids

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Enfamil or Similac

Hi ladies, I am wondering if any of you have had the experience of using both of these brands and can help me make a decision on which to go with. I used Similac Isolmil Advanced with my daughter but just read a study that the Enfamil ProSobee Lipil has higher levels of nutrients in it than the Similac. I am so used to the name brand Similac that using something different worries me without some input. If any of you could share your experiences with me I would appreciate it! Also, just in case, I am not at all against breast feeding and...

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Getting Fluids Down

Hi mamas, My neice is 10 months and has caught the rotavirus. She was...

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Milk and Juice

I am wondering how many ounces of liquids does a 16 month old need? And what...

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Go and Grow Formula by Similac

Anybody have any experience with the Go and Grow formula by Similac? It is designed for kids older than 9 months as a transition to cow's milk, I think. Essentially, it is supposed to offer better, more balanced nutrition than regular formula for kids who are older. My question is if I have a healthy (25lbs at 10 months!) boy who I feel has a balanced diet of purees and finger foods and tops it off with regular formula, do I have to switch to the Go and Grow, or can I just keep doing what I am doing and introduce cow's milk when he's...

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