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Infant Formulas
Formulas now contain DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and ARA (arachidonic acid). Both are longchain polyunsaturated fatty acids that are thought to have positive effects on visual and nervous system development in babies. These fatty acids are present in breast milk.
Milk Based Formulas  Milk based formulas are iron fortified and contain between 1112 mg of iron per quart (daily iron requirement for infants).
 Similac Advance with Iron
 Enfamil Liipil with Iron
 Nestle Good Start Supreme with Iron
Lactose Free Formulas  Lactose free formulas are milkbased and ironfortified formulas that use corn syrup instead of lactose as the source of carbohydrate (sugar). These formulas can be used for babies who have lactose intolerance.
 Similac Advance Lactose Free
 Enfamil Lipil Lactofree
Soy Based Formulas  Isomil Advance and Lipil Prosobee are soy protein and ironfortified formulas. These formulas are used in infants with soy allergy and lactose intolerance.
 Isomil Advance
 Isomil DF Advance
 Prosobee Lipil
Elemental Protein Hydolysate Formulas  Alimentum and Nutramigen are special formulas used in infants with milk allergy. These formulas are sometimes used in infants with colic.
 Alimentum Advance
 Nutramigen Lipil
 Neocate
Neocate is a special formula for combined milk and soy allergy.
FollowUp Formulas  FollowUp formulas can be used for babies 912 months of age. FollowUp formulas have slightly more protein, iron, calcium, and carbohydrates and slightly less fat. Do not use these formulas without consulting your baby's doctor.
Note: The following formulas are NOT recommended because they do not contain sufficient amounts of iron: Iron in formulas rarely causes constipation or stomach discomfort in infants.
 Similac Low Iron has 1/8 the iron content of ironfortified formulas.
 Enfamil Low Iron "Improved Formulation" has approximately 1/3 the iron content of ironfortified formulas.
Formula Forms  Types of Formulas
 Ready To Use
 Requires no mixing
 Most expensive
 Concentrated Liquid
 Requires mixing the concentrate in the can with an equal amount of water
 Less expensive
 Powdered
 requires mixing with water (see below)
 Least expensive
Powdered Formula Mixing Instructions
 Mix 2 ounces of water with one level scoop of powdered formula. Example: Mix 2 scoops of powdered formula with 4 ounces of water.
 Use the scoop included with the formula can.
 For easier mixing, pour the powder into the bottle and add half the required amount of water.
 Shake well and then add the other half of the water.
Note:
 Formulas do not have to be warmed before use. Some babies like the formula cold or at room temperature. For warming, place the bottle in a container of warm water or hold under running warm tap water.
 Always check the temperature of the formula before giving it to your baby to ensure it is not too hot.
 Do not microwave formula as hot spots may develop and burn your baby's mouth
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