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What happens when you feed cold milk to a baby?

There is no scientific basis to the idea that cold milk would upset a baby's stomach more than warmed milk. Per the CDC: Breast milk does not need to be warmed. It can be served room temperature ...
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Enfamil Powder Left Outside in Heat

You should contact the manufacturer directly. Stability of infant formulas depends on many factors including the amount and type of fats in the formula. The storage conditions on the can are often not ...
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Do babies get the benefits of breastmilk, even if they're not exclusively breastfed?

You are asking an incredibly broad question when you say "benefits". There are a number of things that can be beneficial in breastfeeding, for the baby and the mother. So how much of a benefit will ...
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Is that wrong to shake a bottle with baby formula milk?

No, this is probably nonsense. Did the people telling you that cite any sources? As you pointed out, any air trapped in the milk will quickly bubble out. If you wait a minute before feeding, there ...
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Is it necessary to boil the water for baby formula in Switzerland?

No, you need not boil the water, especially as your child is already nine months old. The recommendation to always boil is just to be extra safe in reducing bacteria content. Note that even very ...
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Is milk powder left in a hot car going to go bad?

So long as it's only powder and not made up then that's fine. I can say that pretty confidently as when it is manufactured it is turned from a liquid product into powder using a process called spray ...
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Is it dangerous to microwave formula if I swirl the bottle and test the temperature afterwards?

We microwave our infants formula all the time, it's all we use to heat the formula. We always swirl and double-check the temp before feeding. I disagree with the losing nutritional value statement. I ...
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3 months old not gaining weight well from exclusive breastfeeding

If you need a second opinion, please get one from another doctor (preferably as soon as possible so that your baby can get the necessary nutrition without delay.) However, since you asked: Yes, you ...
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Exclusive breastfeeding - how to deal with complaints from baby?

it is possible to exclusively breastfeed, and many people do it. However, many people are not able to either. You might not produce enough milk, or there might be other issues. Our second child ...
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Is it normal for a 3-month-old to eat every 1.5 to 2 hours per night?

According to the La Leche League it is normal if a breastfed baby is asking for food every 1.5-2 hours. They also mean if the baby generates enough pee and poo (about 4-5 wet diapers and 1-5 poo) and ...
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Why does my formula suggest mixing it in only a portion of the water?

That's only helpful if your bottle is too full with the full amount of water, making it hard to dissolve the formula by shaking. If that's not the case (i.e., there's enough air above the water+...
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Exclusive breastfeeding - how to deal with complaints from baby?

While I agree with Ida that there's nothing wrong in supplementing with formula, don't be too quick to assume that you have to. Exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months is possible for most ...
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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?

What we did for a few days: I (the father) slept with the baby on a separate bed, with a water bottle ready. When he woke up, I cuddled him and gave him a bit to drink and he would sleep on. The idea ...
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Can powdered formula spoil on very hot days?

I looked at one manufacturer's recommendation for storage of their formula products to get this answer. For unopened cans of Similac® infant formulas, most desirable storage temperatures are ...
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What can cause colic on dairy formula and not on breastmilk?

One possible cause is dairy allergy or a sensitivity to one of the ingredients in that particular formula. You could certainly try switching the formula to a different type (eg: soy based instead of ...
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Which is the best formula for gassy babies?

Babies are often gassy. My 11 month old LO sometimes farts like an adult. I'm certain that at 11 months your girls eat many different things. Each and every one of those could make them gassy. Try ...
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What happens when you feed cold milk to a baby?

As far as cold milk I wouldn't recommend that, especially for young babies. Their tummies are sensitive, plus their body does use energy to bring that fluid to body temperature to be used. Room ...
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Exclusive breastfeeding - how to deal with complaints from baby?

One thing we found really helpful were postnatal NCT breastfeeding sessions. Firstly, just having someone look at you and say "you're doing fine" or telling you what's actually wrong and how to fix it ...
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What happens when you feed cold milk to a baby?

There is nothing to worry about when feeding cold milk to your child. My daughter is three months four on the 7th of Sept. As soon as she started drinking cold milk I actually took every chance I ...
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Is there a maximum temperature for mixing formula?

The World Health Organization has created a handy pamphlet with fairly detailed instructions for preparing, storing and re-warming formula in care settings. There is no upper limit to the temperature ...
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2’-FL HMO Formula Beneficial?

TL;DR: Marketing buzz. No generic means the price stays north of average. Please note there is a conflict of interest here; the research was supported by Nestlé Nutrition R&D, King of Prussia, PA,...
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Is it normal for a 3-month-old to eat every 1.5 to 2 hours per night?

Is it normal for a 3-month-old to eat every 1.5 to 2 hours per night? Yes, it is "normal" for some babies to do so, and since this is your baby's pattern, it is "normal" for him. (Note that "normal" ...
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5 month old has become fussy with bottle - How do we make sure he eats enough?

...my biggest concern is making sure he eats enough - how can I make sure my son is getting enough formula when he's fussy like this with his bottle? The concern isn't so much about formula as it is ...
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Best practices for supplementing with formula for a tired mom

ABM Clinical Protocol #3: Supplementary Feedings in the Healthy Term Breastfed Neonate, Revised 2017 lays out the conditions when it's recommended to consider supplemental feeding, page 3. It's ...
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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?

I would personally take the direction of introducing formula slowly, partly to extend the time that she is getting any breastmilk (and the antibodies, etc. that it contains) and partly just because it ...
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2’-FL HMO Formula Beneficial?

The benefits look pretty modest, except maybe the bronchitis one, and are extremely unlikely to be long-lasting...and Nestle was in the author list. It probably doesn't make a huge difference. ...
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Looking for a Non Animal Based Formula

There exist a number of non-animal-milk based options, however none of these are "better suited" than animal based formulas because humans have been giving their babies animal milk as a backup to ...
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What happens when you feed cold milk to a baby?

I am an old fashioned mother. Do you like your food cold? We learn from the time we are born. When I was a baby my milk was always warm. As I matured all meals were warm. Warming was a sign of love. A ...
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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?

We sort of have the same problem, at 10 months my little girl is waking up usually 3 sometimes 4 times a night. Quite often it's 3 times a night that she actis like and doesn't go back down till she'...
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Is it dangerous to microwave formula if I swirl the bottle and test the temperature afterwards?

I would occasionally microwave a bit of formula, especially to take the chill off if we had placed an unused portion in the fridge. (Yes, I will admit that publically... especially since I don't ...
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