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Is it possible for a baby not to like a brand of milk formula?

Is it possible for a baby not to like a brand of milk formula? Topic: Formula research
July 16, 2019 / By Dulcibella
Question: my baby boy is 9 weeks old. Every time he wants feeding he will drink 1 or 2 ozs of his milk then i wind him and he won't have anymore, he just cries when i try to give it him. He has been like this for a few weeks now. Is it possible that he doesnt like the particular milk formula brand? Is it safe for me to change brands? im currently using Cow & Gate.
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Cecelia Cecelia | 8 days ago
Yes, very possible. I tried giving my son Enfamil at first, he wouldn't have any of that. Then I switched to Similac Advance, and he liked it. After some research, switched to Babies R Us brand of formula, Its 50% cheaper, its comparable to Similac Advance, and my son likes it just as much. Its ok to switch around formulas without problems if they are similar (like milk-based go with milk-based, soy-based go with soy-based)
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Cecelia Originally Answered: What is the old school baby milk formula using carnation evaporated milk,water,and karo syrup?
This is from "The Tightwad Gazette" by Amy Dacyczyn (that's the book, not the newsletter), page 19. Copyright 1992 by the author, and printed by Villard Books in New York 2 - 12oz cans of evaporated milk 32 oz water 2 Tbsp Karo syrup 3ml Poly Vi Sol vitamins "Prepared correctly [homemade formulas] rank a distant third behind breast-feeding and commercial formula. They are probably adequate but not optimum. However under certain circumstances homemade formulas may be fine to use. Before considering its use you need to know more about infant nutrition and formula in general." According to the article, the AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) was unaware of any documented cases of children getting botulism from the corn syrup. However, the WIC nutritionist she consulted expressed some concern, and suggested that possibly granulated sugar be used instead. (Note from me: do not EVER give a child under the age of one honey for any reason. A number of deaths occur each year from babies being given honey. Honey contains the spores that cause botulism -- a very very tiny amount, which the human body processes with no problem. However, babies and people with immuno-suppressive diseases should not be given honey at all, because their bodies cannot destroy this spore. So, DO NOT EVER GIVE BABIES HONEY!) In addition, If using the above formula (and for general knowledge sake) do NOT add the vitamins to the formula if it is to be heated. Infant nutritional supplements such as these vitamins are VERY heat sensitive, and will lose their potency. Please give separately.
Cecelia Originally Answered: What is the old school baby milk formula using carnation evaporated milk,water,and karo syrup?
One can of Carnation Milk One Can of water. 1 TBS of Karo Syrup. White Karo if stools are normal. Dark Karo Syrup if stools are hard. Sterilize bottles, nipples, etc. Vitamin drops given to baby. Do put in the milk. I worked for many years in the Nursery as a RN. and this was the formula during the 50's. It smells good, not like the formula's that are out there now.
Cecelia Originally Answered: What is the old school baby milk formula using carnation evaporated milk,water,and karo syrup?
The recipe my Mom has written down in my baby book is: 1 can Carnation Evaporated milk, 1 can water and 2 T. Karo syrup. I was a child of the 1950's and this was the only "formula" I ever had!! I made this for 1 of my grand kids that couldn't tolerate milk or formula and he had NO problems on this.

Annette Annette
It's NOT that the baby does NOT like the brand.....it's what is in the formula and how it agrees with his tummy.
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Annette Originally Answered: My 13month old baby won't drink formula or milk, WHAT do i do?
you try chocolate milk or strawberry flavor milk? My neice won't drink reg. whole milk but will drink chocolate milk. It's worth a try, just buy the individual size just in case she refuses to drink it. You won't waste it that way. GL
Annette Originally Answered: My 13month old baby won't drink formula or milk, WHAT do i do?
First, stop thinking of formula and milk as interchangeable. Formula, however poor it might be, is considered a full source of nutrition for a baby. Think of it more like a food than a drink. Milk is a drink that is fortified a bit. If she's eating a strong diet of solids, she doesn't need the formula. She really doesn't even need the milk, either. We only drink milk for mainly calcium, vitamin A, "vitamin D", and fat. She can get plenty of calcium from other diary products, fortified cereals, tofu, blackstrap molasses, soybeans, cow peas, and white beans. Even madarin oranges have some calcium. She can get vitamin A from fortified breads and cereals, apricots, cantaloupe, mandarin oranges, nectarines, plums, watermelon, broccoli, carrots, pepers, peas, plantains, tomatoes etc. Vitamin D isn't really even a vitamin, and is something her body can process from being in the sun. As long as she gets some time outside during the week, and you don't live in an area with restricted sunlight, her body can make all of the vitamin D it needs. As for fat, you can incorporate more cooking fats (oils, butter, shortening), fatty meats, olives, avocados etc into her diet. If you really want her to drink milk, though, you could try adding a bit of vanilla extract to the milk. Breast milk has a slightly vanilla-y taste, and that might help. You could also try using an enriched vanilla rice milk instead.

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