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What are some of the reasons you might want to change your baby's formula?

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Reasons for switching baby formula include food allergies, a baby’s need for more iron, extreme fussiness, or diarrhea.

These and other symptoms can also be signs of something unrelated to baby’s formula. In that case, a change may not help or could make baby’s symptoms worse. That’s why you should always talk to your baby’s doctor before changing infant formulas.

From: Choosing Baby Formula WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Spock, B. and Rothenberg, M. , Simon & Schuster, 1992. Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care, 6th Edition

American Academy of Family Physicians: “Infant Formula.”

American Academy of Pediatrics: “Water Intoxication In The News.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Bottle Feeding a Newborn Baby.”

Food and Drug Administration: “Feeding Your Baby with Breast Milk or Formula.”

MedicineNet: “Infant Formulas.”

WebMD Video: “Picking Baby Formula.”

KidsHealth: “Formula Feeding FAQ: Getting Started.”

CDC: “Melamine in Food Products Manufactured in China,” “Recent Outbreaks and Incidents.”

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on June 08, 2018

SOURCES:

Spock, B. and Rothenberg, M. , Simon & Schuster, 1992. Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care, 6th Edition

American Academy of Family Physicians: “Infant Formula.”

American Academy of Pediatrics: “Water Intoxication In The News.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Bottle Feeding a Newborn Baby.”

Food and Drug Administration: “Feeding Your Baby with Breast Milk or Formula.”

MedicineNet: “Infant Formulas.”

WebMD Video: “Picking Baby Formula.”

KidsHealth: “Formula Feeding FAQ: Getting Started.”

CDC: “Melamine in Food Products Manufactured in China,” “Recent Outbreaks and Incidents.”

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on June 08, 2018

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