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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I am not producing enough breastmilk and I cannot get a hold of my pediatrician. I want to start formula feeding my baby right now ( asap ) I have similac here.. is it ok to give her 2 oz of water with 1 scoop formula? is bottled water ok to use? thank you!
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi doctor
Doctor :   reading ur query
Doctor :   there is separate water for formula mix
Doctor :   basically it is sterile water
User :   is bottled water ok?
Doctor :   yes it is fine
Doctor :   mix two scoops of waters with one scoop of powder
Doctor :   As long a sthe water os sterile that is OK
Doctor :   *os=is
User :   u mean 2 oz of water with 1 scoop formula?
Doctor :   yes
User :   every how many hours?
Doctor :   ow old is the baby?
User :   2 months old
Doctor :   Usually every 4 hrs
Doctor :   including in night
User :   q4hrs? ok doctor thank you
Doctor :   yes you need to feed every 4 hrs. You can count the time and feed.
User :   are you a pediatrician?
Doctor :   I did 2 yr Family Medicine in....
Doctor :   check you bay weight frequently to check whether baby is gaining weight
User :   thank you!
Doctor :   weight should be double the birth weight by 6 months
Doctor :   Do you have any other question
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