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What are the main types of baby formulas?

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Commercially prepared baby formulas come in three main forms:

  • Powders. The least expensive option, these are usually mixed with water - one scoop to two ounces of water.
  • Liquid concentrates. Pricier than powders, these are generally diluted with an equal part of water.
  • Ready-to-use baby formulas. Often the most expensive and convenient, ready-to-use formulas can be poured straight into baby’s bottle.

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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