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Bottle/Formula Feeding Gretchen Weiners Due October 25 (girl); 3 kids; Chicago, Illinois 52960 posts
Sep 8th '07
Ask all of your formula and/or bottle feeding questions here! :D

What's the best formula?

How many ounces should my [insert age here] be eating?

What bottles do you like best?

Ask it all :D
[Lory] Due March 22 (boy); 3 kids; Rosedale, Indiana 1325 posts
Oct 20th '07
LaurenElizabeth wrote: We've been pre-mixing bottles lately & I've been using our bottle warmer to warm them up/take the chill off :)


Holy shit! I totally forgot they made those. I remember seeing them when I was pregnant but didn't think I'd need one since I was planning on breastfeeding. Well, that fell through. Hmm...maybe I'll get me one of those!

sooz the formula guru 2 kids; Indiana 19552 posts
Oct 26th '07

Could be a growth spurt.  We were told 24-32 oz a day is average.  But...if my baby is hungry, I'm gonna feed him.  Your Ped will let you know at her 2 month visit if you are feeding her too much.


Also, like I've said before, many times gas cries are confused for hunger cries.  And a gassy baby wants to suck, so they will eat.  She's not gassy is she?

Jesse James Mommy 1 child; Indiana 500 posts
Oct 26th '07
AggieMommy2B wrote: I'm sure this may have already been asked on here but I don't want to read every page......so here's ... [snip!] ... be a growth spurt maybe?????? She usually gets a total of 30 ounces every day and now its around 35. Also, is that too much?



have you tried a paci sometimes that all jesse wants is a paci.

Rowanmayfairs TTC since Feb 2008; 1 child; Disney, Oklahoma 6663 posts
Oct 27th '07

I don't use Parents Choice formula


#1-WIC provides us with Carnation Good Start


#2-I occasionally buy a can of formula and there isn't but a few cents price difference so I can just buy the name brand since saving 2

sooz the formula guru 2 kids; Indiana 19552 posts
Oct 27th '07
rmendaann wrote: I don't use Parents Choice formula #1-WIC provides us with Carnation Good Start #2-I occasionally buy ... [snip!] ... much to sneeze over with 1 can.  If I were buying LOTS of formula then
Sophia's Mama Due May 14 (girl); 17 kids; Orange City, Florida 11784 posts
Oct 31st '07

I bought a can of concentrated formula and i am not sure how to make it warm once it has been in the fridge?... i know not to put it in the microwave but on the can it doesnt tell you how to warm it up. You are not suppose to give babies cold formula right?... sorry i am a first time mom and just dont know a lot of these things.

lauren Due February 19; 4 kids; Virginia 33499 posts
Oct 31st '07
Shannon21 wrote: I bought a can of concentrated formula and i am not sure how to make it warm once it has been in the ... [snip!] ... You are not suppose to give babies cold formula right?... sorry i am a first time mom and just dont know a lot of these things.



Mix it in the bottle & use a bottle warmer or run it under warm water :)

sooz the formula guru 2 kids; Indiana 19552 posts
Oct 31st '07
Shannon21 wrote: I bought a can of concentrated formula and i am not sure how to make it warm once it has been in the ... [snip!] ... You are not suppose to give babies cold formula right?... sorry i am a first time mom and just dont know a lot of these things.



Lauren has good ideas there.  You can also do what I did when I nannied for a baby that was on pre-mixed.  Heat a container of water to boiling (I used a glass measuring container, like the pyrex ones), then drop the bottle in for a couple minutes.  Works like a charm. 


And you can give a baby cold formula, but most of them don't like it, and I have heard it can upset their stomach, but I don't know if that is true as we just use room temp.

user banned Kazakhstan 851 posts
Nov 1st '07

I use Nutramigen, It's soy based for babies who are colic like. It works so good and i've notice a big change after 2 feedings. Katie is 10 weeks now and we just uped her to 5 oz. The only bad thing about Nutramigen is it's texture, it's very thick like cause it being soy, and it's really hard to get the clumps out, i sometimes have to fish the few clumps that just wont mix out with a spoon

sooz the formula guru 2 kids; Indiana 19552 posts
Nov 2nd '07

Treasure, we had that problem when we switched to A.R.  If you heat the water before adding the mix, it helps.  Also, if you shake between each scoop, that helps a lot with the clumps.  But those thicker formulas are a pain because of the clumps!

user banned Kazakhstan 851 posts
Nov 2nd '07
sooz wrote: Treasure, we had that problem when we switched to A.R.  If you heat the water before adding the ... [snip!] ... shake between each scoop, that helps a lot with the clumps.  But those thicker formulas are a pain because of the clumps!

Hmm i'll have to try that. I've always mixed afterwards, it helped a little. Those darn clumps!

AngelLuvin♥ 1 child; Illinois 232 posts
Nov 4th '07

I just started feeding my baby formula today cause I had problems with my breastmilk. They had me supplement his breastmilk with neosure cause he is a preemie. Anyway I was wondering how long it takes them to get used to formula after being on breastmilk? And how often should they poop? Michael used to have a poopy diaper befor every feeding and sometimes after (with the breastmilk) so far today he hasnt pooped is this normal?

sooz the formula guru 2 kids; Indiana 19552 posts
Nov 4th '07

Completely normal. Formula is a lot thicker than breastmilk and will change the poop entirely. Max poops once a day, like clockwork. Occasionally he will throw in another poop in the evening, but not everyday. It'll be about a week or so transition time. You will notice his poop will probably be like breastmilk poop for a while until it gets out of his system. Max's poop now is thicker than bm poop, and a whole lot stinkier!


He may have some constipation during the transition time, but if it gets bad, call his doctor and they will tell you the best way to care for it.


Good luck!

lauren Due February 19; 4 kids; Virginia 33499 posts
Nov 4th '07

Question for you formula feeding Mamas!

Okay - Jake currently eats Good Start, but I'm now getting on WIC and here in Virginia the formula is Similac. Should I go ahead and switch him to Similac since he really has no medical reason to stay on Good Start.

What do yall think?

Sophia's Mama Due May 14 (girl); 17 kids; Orange City, Florida 11784 posts
Nov 4th '07

hmmmm i am on goodstart too through WIC... weird they dont all stick to one formula... but i would discuss with your pedi if they would be willing to write a script for you so you can stay on it... i mean even though theres no medical reason you never know he might not take to the similac well...Either way im sure it will work out..