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Formula as in formula milk which is a composite nutritional supplement in the form of milk powder for infants and toddlers.

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Is it normal for a 3-month-old to eat every 1.5 to 2 hours per night?

I had issues with breastfeeding my now 3-month-old since day one. I had almost no milk and had to start topping up with formula. I tried to increase my production with fenugreek and pumping. Now I am ...
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Is it better to introduce formula while my daughter is still drinking breast milk? If so, how gradually should it be introduced?

My wife was fortunate enough to produce a lot of breast milk (enough to feed our 7-month-old daughter and also pump a significant amount, which we froze). In the first few months of our daughter's ...
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2’-FL HMO Formula Beneficial?

We are switching to formula for our newborn and our pediatrician mentioned (and my initial online research agrees) that all formula brands are the same ultimately and to just buy what’s on sale. This ...
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Why does my formula suggest mixing it in only a portion of the water?

The directions for Holle baby formula say to boil water, let it cool, put 2/3 of the water into the bottle, then add the formula, then add the remaining 1/3 of the water. Is it necessary to add 2/3 ...
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Do babies get the benefits of breastmilk, even if they're not exclusively breastfed?

We're feeding our 3-month-old a combination of breastmilk and formula. The ratio is about half and half. Are we still getting the benefits of breastmilk? I ask because when I read about the ...
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Is that wrong to shake a bottle with baby formula milk?

I've been told that when preparing a baby milk out of a powder it's important not to shake the bottle, but use gentle stirring to dissolve the formula. There were two reasons mentioned: air bubbles ...
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Looking for a Non Animal Based Formula

We are trying to avoid feeding our baby with animal based formula. Right now my wife is having trouble breastfeeding but still every day we try and it feeds the baby a bit, but he still needs more, so ...
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Is there a maximum temperature for mixing formula?

Standard formula advice tends to say something like: Fill the kettle with at least 1 litre of fresh tap water (don’t use water that has been boiled before). Boil the water. Then leave the ...
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What happens when you feed cold milk to a baby?

I often read the recommendation that milk for newborns and infants (breast milk or infant formula milk) should have body temperature (~ 37°C). Usually, this recommendation is just stated as a fact (...
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Is it necessary to boil the water for baby formula in Switzerland?

It's a milk formula for a 9 month baby. Are there any scientific reasons requiring to boil the water before mixing in the formula's powder? The baby already drinks the tap water as it is healthy for ...
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Exclusive breastfeeding - how to deal with complaints from baby?

Is exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of the child's life possible, in general? I have heard a lot about that and heard about people doing that. But I did not get a chance to interact ...
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My ten month old boy wakes up three times a night for milk - How can I night wean my baby without a struggle?

I am weaning my 10 month old boy. We seem to do well during the daytime. But during the night-time he cries a lot until I breastfeed him. How can I night wean my baby without a struggle? I have ...
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3 months old not gaining weight well from exclusive breastfeeding

my LO is now 86 days old and has been exclusively breastfed. He just had his check up today and now measures as follows: height: 59cm. 57.5cm two weeks ago. weight: 5.15 kg (with clothing on, suppose ...
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Can powdered formula spoil on very hot days?

During the last few days the temperature where we live has been going up. During the day it is around 40 degrees Centigrade. Will the tub of powdered formula I have been using for my four month old go ...
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What can cause colic on dairy formula and not on breastmilk?

My 9 day old daughter is experiencing severe colic. The crying and leg stretching usually starts 20 minutes after the bottle with diary formula is finished. It takes around 2 hours after symptoms ...
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Which is the best formula for gassy babies?

Which formula milk is the best for gassy babies? I have 11 month old twin girls and I give them Aptamil. It's nice but they don't like the flavour and get gassy. So which is the best milk out of ...
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Is milk powder left in a hot car going to go bad?

I bought milk powder for my 2-year-old boy and forgot it in the car for a day. Usually the car is locked and parked outside. The car becomes hot inside as the temperature in my area is nearly 40 ...
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Is it dangerous to microwave formula if I swirl the bottle and test the temperature afterwards?

The overwhelming consensus online is that microwaving a babies bottle can be "dangerous" because microwaving formula can produce hot spots. However, if you simply swirl the bottle you can even out the ...
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How to gain weight for one year infant [closed]

Are there any natural home made equivalent recipes for baby formula milk . Is it possible to make natural formula milk at home itself containing all nutrients found in breast milk? Also what other ...
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Alternatives and/or weaning for late-night milk formula

My toddler is 1 year and two months old; he's no longer breastfeeding, and the only time he drinks formula is when he wakes up in the middle of the night (usually, he wakes up once a night, takes a ...
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Are the probiotic bacteria from formula the same bacteria present in breast milk?

Nestlé's infant formula contains probiotic bacteria. This formula is expensive, so I was wondering whether these bacteria are the same bacteria (which prevent infections and diseases) present in the ...
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Is it safe to put the milk left after feeding in the fridge for the next feed?

We use bottle to feed the infant with formula/breast milk. Considering: https://parenting.stackexchange.com/a/8404/2221 Discard any infant formula remaining after a feeding. The mixture of ...
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How long can formula be stored in fridge and freezer?

Sometimes we make formula and later realize that kid isn't actually hungry. Formula is expensive so I would like to know for how much time is it safe to store it in fridge, and freezer? Though it is ...
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How to know whether I am producing sufficient breast milk?

I have to breast feed my 9 day old for 1 hour. That is frustrating for me, and doesn't satisfy her too. Then I have to feed her about 60 ml formula. How would I know whether I am producing sufficient ...
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What are good things to look for in formulas for newborns who need to supplement?

What sort of formula should I look for for a very new newborn that doesn't promote constipation?
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Are the “gentlease” and “sensitive” infant formulas anything more than sugar water?

The primary ingredient for the regular infant formula is "nonfat milk". The primary ingredient for the "gentlease" and "sensitive" formulas is "corn syrup". Seems to me we should be going with the ...
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Is it really that big a deal to switch between different formulas?

A doctor told us that the all of the "cow milk based" formulas are all the same so it doesn't matter which one we use. So I say we get the cheapest and use whatever free stuff we can get no matter the ...
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Daughter won't take formula

We need a way to introduce formula to our daughter quick. The backup milk supply we have is no longer good due to a milk allergy so is there any quick ways to introduce formula?
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Are vitamin supplements necessary for newborns?

We have been told by various people that babies need vitamin supplements, because "My doctor said so." This seems counterintuitive. Shouldn't formula or breastmilk have all of the nutrients that a ...
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How can we introduce some formula for our baby?

I have always given our baby a bottle of expressed breast milk in the mornings. Recently my partner has decided that she is pretty fed up of expressing (I don't blame her!) and since we are now ...
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Where can I find good research on long term health impact of different types/brands of infant formula (in the US)?

My wife can no longer nurse our infant due to her health issues. Is there an online resource I can use to research different types/brands of infant formula? I'm looking for independent, and preferable ...
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When and how can we stop giving our toddler formula in the evening?

My toddler gets a bottle of formula in the evening, as part of the bedtime ritual. At some point in time, we'd want to stop giving that bottle and stop using formula at all. What is an effective ...
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How do I figure out which infant formula is the healthiest?

With so many formulas out there, I am not sure which is the healthiest. Are there any studies that show which formulas are the best? OR what to look for in formula? Are there things that are unhealthy ...
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How do you warm the milk in a-drop in liner style bottle?

We're using Playtex drop-in bottles, and they say not to microwave. I don't know much about bottle warmers because our daughter would drink room-temperature milk until just recently (she's 1 y.o. now ...
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Are there any non-soy, non-dairy infant formulas?

Background For a child who is allergic to dairy, there are soy-based formulas. However, soy has phytoestrogens, estrogen-like hormones, to which infants are sensitive*, **. Question Are there any ...