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When Can I Add Rice Cereal to Baby Formula?

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When Can I Add Rice Cereal to Baby Formula?

When Can I Add Rice Cereal to Baby Formula?   When your baby is ready to start solids, rice cereal is gentle and easy to digest.  But when can you add it to your baby's diet?   If you think your baby is ready to move ahead into solid foods, rice cereal is a great start.  However, there are many opinions, old-wives-tales, and experiences that may confuse you when it comes to knowing when to introduce it.  Some moms put it in their baby's bottle to help them sleep.  Others use rice cereal to reduce symptoms of acid reflux.  Other...

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Is Tap Water Ok for Baby Formula?

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Is Tap Water Ok for Baby Formula?

Is Tap Water Ok for Baby Formula? Tap water is good enough for you to drink, but is it ok to mix in your baby's formula?   Tap water that is regulated by a municipal water treatment system is regularly monitored the public drinking water to ensure that it is safe to drink.  Part of the purification process includes the adding fluoride and filtering out particles such as iron.   If you are confident in the quality of the water from your faucet, it is safe for your baby to consume to a certain extent.  For example, if you are...

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What is the Best Formula for Babies with Colic?

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What is the Best Formula for Babies with Colic?

What is the Best Formula for Babies with Colic? When your baby has colic, you want to soothe them from everything that makes them cry.  The best baby formula can help.   Colic is excessive crying that can occur for at least three hours a day for an extended period of time.  There are no outward signs of the pain that causes the tears nor are there any medications or treatments that your doctor can prescribe.  Eventually, your child will grow out of the colicky stage, you want to help them sooner.   One solution that mothers can do is...

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Do I Need to Boil Bottled Water for Baby Formula?

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Do I Need to Boil Bottled Water for Baby Formula?

Do I Need to Boil Bottled Water for Baby Formula? If you are using powdered infant formula, you need to add water.  Some parents wonder if they should be boiling bottled water.   Powdered infant formula is economical because it lasts longer, has more servings per container, and costs less per serving.  All you have to do it mix with water, shake, and serve at a warm temperature.    If you are using water from the tap, you need to boil it for one minute and then cool it to body temperature.  This will kill any bacteria that may be...

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Is Infant Formula Safe for Babies?

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Is Infant Formula Safe for Babies?

Is Infant Formula Safe for Babies?  Infant formula is suppose to be as close to breast milk as possible.  As the primary source of your baby's nutrition, you want it to be as safe as breast milk too.   Parents who choose formula over breast milk for their babies have a range of reasons whether it is physical, medical, or just choice.  With a variety of formulas on the market, they can choose from brands, protein sources, inclusion of minerals such as iron, and so much more.  All of the formulas must meet Food and Drug Administration guidelines, but some...

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