How many times should they #2?
Do you water down the formula if they are constipated?
What other options are there for formula when regular and soy give them gas and pain?
(This is not for snotty remarks about breast milk is better I know this! However I am on medication that prohibits me from doing so. Cause I am not talking about a debate, otherwise I do believe that I would be in the parenting debates.)
Answer by deliamomma09 at 11:06 PM on Sep. 10, 2010
You don't water down formula or give water. Giving water to babies before they start solids (4-6 mo) can cause serious problems with their blook chemistry. Soy formula is to be reserved for babies that have genetic diseases that are typically diagnosed when the PKU test is done. These babies have diseases like galactosemia.
Constipation and gas are a normal part of formula feeding. You don't want to hear it but that's why even the formula cans say breastmilk is best. You can breastfeed taking most medications except lithium, radioactive drugs, and chemotherapy. Almost all conditions can be treated (except some cancers) and you can breastfeed. La Leche League Leaders help moms relactate when they find their babies don't tolerate formula.
Answer by Gailll at 3:12 PM on Sep. 10, 2010
Here is a web site with links to info about medications and breastfeeding
Here is the list of drugs approved by the American Academy of Pediatrics for breastfeeding moms
Answer by Gailll at 3:21 PM on Sep. 10, 2010