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location Gilbert, AZ
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visits member for 3 years, 4 months
seen Feb 14 at 18:43

Jul
9
comment Breast milk looks curdled . . . what happened?
Lots of different "guidelines" that range between 2 days in the fridge to 10 days. That's a big difference! But I like the smell test . . . I was never one to toss food just because it was past the expired date . . . it's more about how it looks and smells right at the point you want to eat it.
Jul
9
comment Breast milk looks curdled . . . what happened?
Beside not having ENOUGH milk I think another reason for the formula at night is that you can mix it right there in bed and don't have to get up and warm the milk. And the less time the baby cries for milk the less likely she'll stay up. And I kinda like mixing it up and having her drink formula too . . . maybe this early variety will mean she'll eat something other than chicken nuggets shaped like dinosaurs.
Jul
9
comment Breast milk looks curdled . . . what happened?
My wife wanted to toss the milk too! It was scary looking. But the "gentle swirl" to mix it back together was good advice from one of the links mentioned so far.
May
24
comment Is it really that bad to get water in an infant's ear?
Oh, she's 7 weeks!
May
22
comment Are the “gentlease” and “sensitive” infant formulas anything more than sugar water?
Okay, I just read the instructions for homemade and it seems more complicated than making beer. Not a good sign.
May
22
comment Are the “gentlease” and “sensitive” infant formulas anything more than sugar water?
Homemade sounds like a compelling option. Right now my wife pumps and we only supplement with formula (currently, the "sensitive" one, mostly because it's "easier on the baby" according to marketing . . I hate the marketing).
May
19
comment Are the “gentlease” and “sensitive” infant formulas anything more than sugar water?
What "works best for your baby" is really hard to determine. I mean, just because she's fussy one day doesn't mean it's the formula, you know? There is no science in parenting.
May
16
comment Are the “gentlease” and “sensitive” infant formulas anything more than sugar water?
It's just interesting because the back of the container talk about how many carbs and protein and vitamins and it's all about the same between the two. It just sucks that there is so much "marketing" on the packaging as if it's no big deal to switch. I mean, who WOULDN'T want to try the one that is easier on their baby?
May
16
comment Is it really that big a deal to switch between different formulas?
Pediatrician said all formulas are the same . . . I didn't ask if we should stick to just one and I have a feeling they'll repeat the same superstition I hear from everyone else.