Formula Feeding

Feeding your baby with man-made milk or formula milk is called formula feeding, which is used along with breastfeeding or used when breastfeeding is difficult. It is usually given in bottles which are available in different styles. Ready-to-feed liquid form and powdered form are the two available forms on the market. It is the best alternative to breast milk, and babies can be healthy.

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My 2-month-old baby is losing weight after putting him on formula milk. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My baby is two months and three weeks old. I have recently put him on formula milk, and he is losing weight. I used Nan Optipro 1. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Suppose the child is losing weight as per the weighing scale. I will suggest you do the following; if the current weight is the same as birth weight or if it is lesser, the child needs to be evaluated physically by a pediatrician for reflux or sepsis or some metabolic i...  Read Full »

How to make raw and unpasteurized A2 milk safe before giving it to a one-year-old baby?

Query: Hello doctor, Our baby girl is about 1 year and one month old. We just started giving cow milk two days back. A packet of A2 unpasteurized milk was bought, boiled and cooled down. We gave about 300 ml per day once. Her motion looks affected a little. It is not solid. At night, she suddenly started c...  Read Full »


Dr. Preeti Puranik

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Unpasteurized milk is not advisable to be given, as pasteurization is required to kill all the bacteria or germs in the milk. I think the baby does have some issues with cow milk and is crying due to colic (abdominal pain). Formula milk (any stage 3) is always better t...  Read Full »

My baby is having loose motions. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, My baby is 7 months and 10 days old and initially, he was suffering from a runny nose, two weeks back. This week, he has loose motions, and he passes stools 5 to 6 times a day. We consulted a doctor, who gave him Sporlac and Zinc dry powder suspension. He is now pooping 2 to 3 times out ...  Read Full »


Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand the situation you are in. Loose motions once started in a child might take at least 7 to 10 days to subside. Passing two to three loose stools per day is not a big issue until your child is active, taking feeds well, and passing urine adequately. So continue...  Read Full »

My baby is 5 months old and has loose motion. Please help.

Query: Hi, My baby is 5 months old. In the past 24 hours, when she passes stools, it is semi-thin and very less quantity. She passes stools for around 6-7 times a day instead of once or twice. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. E Venkata Ramana

Answer: Hi, Thank you for your query on icliniq.com. Is your kid on exclusive breast feeding? If she takes exclusive breast feeds, there is nothing to worry and you can continue to give breast feeds frequently. If the stool frequency continues or is loose, you can give an oral probiotic after m...  Read Full »

Would you please tell me the difference between premium and plain formula milk?

Query: Hi doctor, Can you tell me the difference between Dexolac stage 1 and Dexolac stage 1 premium?  Read Full »


Dr. Srinivas Rekapalli

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Dexolac premium contains calcium to phosphorus ratio near to 2:1, which is more like breast milk and other properties too near to breast milk. It also contains more iron compared to plain Dexolac. It contains nucleotides, which are said to help neurologic development and ...  Read Full »

My 18-weeks-old baby remains irritated with crying. Can this occur due to teething?

Query: Hello doctor,My 18 weeks old baby appears to have less interest in her bottles. She is only drinking approximately 20 to 24 ounces of milk instead of the recommended 30 to 35. She has become more irritable, crying, biting her hands and tethers. When I give her a bottle, she drinks a few ounces then ...  Read Full »


Dr. Laurent Hiffler

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your feelings and preoccupations. I might have to ask you a few more questions but here are some attempts to give you a beginning of an answer. Well, I would be dishonest if I would send you the miracle answer. But let us try together. What was your little...  Read Full »

Will packet milk cause gut problems in a 2-month-old child?

Query: Hi doctor,My daughter is 2-month-old, and she has been doing green stool since morning. She has done it 15 times so far. Which medicine should I give so that it becomes better? Kindly give your opinion.  Read Full »


Dr. Samir Bhatia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Children have gastrocolic reflex, wherein they pass stool moment they feed. So it can be 20 times also. But I would like to know what feed are you giving to the child. Is she on exclusive breastfeeding? Is she passing urine atleast five times? Is she active and fee...  Read Full »

My baby is taking less milk than before. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 14 weeks old. His weight is 7 kg and length is 65 cm. He is formula fed since birth. I noticed that in the last month he began to take significantly less milk than before and I cannot understand why. Between 1 to 2 months of age, he used t drink around 1000 mL per day. Howe...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can put it across in these words. Let the child decide how much milk to drink. No forcing, please. Also, you do not need to worry at all. The weight of your child is excellent. The weight of 7 kg for a 3 months old child is superb. Also, there are no other symptoms, and...  Read Full »

What to do if you cannot produce breast milk?

Query: Hi doctor, I am not getting adequate breast milk. I am taking Lactogag capsules. Even after taking it, I am not able to get enough milk. I had delivery a month back. But still, I do not have milk. Kindly suggest.   Read Full »


Dr. Sudhakar Palanisamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, I need to know the age of your baby, birth weight, and current weight. Please mention the amount of milk expelled by you every day. Kindly provide these details to guide you further.   Read Full »

Why does my 1-month-old baby scream throughout the night as if her belly hurts?

Query: Hi doctor,My one-month-old daughter usually eats around the clock but still has a lot of gas. The past several days, she eats only 0.5 to 1 or 2 ounces at a time while she was typically eating 3 to 3.5 ounces of formula. She rarely poops, and if she usually has diarrhea around 1 to 2 am. She also st...  Read Full »


Dr. Manu Bharadwaj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I will presume you had absolutely no other alternative than to start formula feeds for your baby. Babies having reduced stool frequency, passing loose watery stools, excessive crying at night can all be because of the formula feed. Generally, babies tolerate Similac...  Read Full »

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