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Formula help please

Can I mix something like mushed bananas with formula to help get it down?

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Adeline1210

Asked by Adeline1210 at 1:59 AM on Dec. 18, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Your baby is way too young at only one month. Is this a formula he's been on already, or are you making a switch?
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 2:01 AM on Dec. 18, 2008

  • Use a spoon full of baby food to every 4 ounces.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:01 AM on Dec. 18, 2008

  • depends on how old your baby is, if he is under 3 months, you probally shouldn't, his tummy probally cant digest it very well yet, if he is like 4 months or older it should be fine, you will have to poke a bigger hole in the nipple,
    Trinity32188

    Answer by Trinity32188 at 2:02 AM on Dec. 18, 2008

  • he's almost two months now, just started this week on formula. was in the NICU his first month and some, mostly on TPN and started breastmilk now only for two weeks. I can't keep up with his need so we had to start formula. I am still pumping, just not getting enough....so he's taking both
    Adeline1210

    Answer by Adeline1210 at 2:04 AM on Dec. 18, 2008

  • Please stop by the Breastfeeding Moms group and we can help you with the supply issues. remember that what you pump has no bearing on your supply, ever.

    I think we can get baby on the breast, and that's vital for a NICU infant. Above all, DO NOT mix anything into formula. Your baby is more fragile than most.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 2:04 AM on Dec. 18, 2008

  • he is breastfeeding whenever possible
    Adeline1210

    Answer by Adeline1210 at 2:06 AM on Dec. 18, 2008

  • I mean actually being put to the breast
    Adeline1210

    Answer by Adeline1210 at 2:07 AM on Dec. 18, 2008

  • bananas CAN make babies constipated...so if you do decide to use something, i wouldnt use bananas...
    alexis_06

    Answer by alexis_06 at 2:23 AM on Dec. 18, 2008

  • if you use anything I would use baby cereal. I started using it on my son who was 3 weeks early when he was about 6 weeks old. You do not want to give anything else like the banannas. It is way too early for that still. You may have to buy a stage 2 nipple or make the hole a little bigger.
    revas

    Answer by revas at 10:11 AM on Dec. 18, 2008

  • baby cereal. works sometimes.i started my babygirl on it when she was 4 weeks..but if it dont work call the babys doc
    s.bryant

    Answer by s.bryant at 11:53 PM on Dec. 18, 2008

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