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Suggest a good formula milk for a 3.5 month old infant

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Posted on Mon, 19 Sep 2016
Question: i am from XXXXXXX and have a 3.5 month old baby girl. I am exclusively feeding her on breast milk only, till now. I am planning to start formula milk as I have to join for work next month. So kindly advise which formula brand is good and well available in XXXXXXX Lactogen or nan pro or similac or Enfamil. Please suggest.
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Answered by Dr. Archana Verma (13 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
All are good

Detailed Answer:
Hi
I appreciate you for exclusively breastfeeding your baby and would advise you to continue this for complete 6 months. This is best for baby and incomparable to any formula feeds available in market.

You may easily store the breast milk at room temperature for 6 hours and in refrigerator for up to 24 hours. This can be given to baby while you are away at work.

In case, you still need to give a formula feed then you may start with Enfamil or Lactodex premium. Lactogen and Nan pro are also good. There is no specific brand which is superior in composition. Just ensure good hygiene and proper constitution while feeding the baby.

Hopefully it will be of help.
Take care
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Archana Verma (21 minutes later)
once I join to work I will be away for 10 hours, from 8.30 am to 6.30 pm. hence in between my mother will take care of the baby and planning to give formula during this day time. later times I can feed breast milk. so how much quantity and how frequent the formula milk have to be given to baby during day time when I will be away. Is farex also a good one to choose??
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Answered by Dr. Archana Verma (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:
4-6 Oz per feed

Detailed Answer:
Hi
The feeds should be as per demand of your baby. At least 4-6 oz (120-150ml) feeds every 4 hourly is required by babies in this age group.
I am not in favour of using farex infant formula at this age.

Take care
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Archana Verma (7 hours later)
Hi,
Is there any issues for the infant in changing the formula milk brand in between once we started with one brand. Is similac by abbott is good or better than lactogen and nan pro?
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Answered by Dr. Archana Verma (15 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Change can be done

Detailed Answer:
You can always change the brand of formula after starting if needed.
Similac, lactogen and Nan pro are equally good. There is no reason to promote a single brand.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: All are good Detailed Answer: Hi I appreciate you for exclusively breastfeeding your baby and would advise you to continue this for complete 6 months. This is best for baby and incomparable to any formula feeds available in market. You may easily store the breast milk at room temperature for 6 hours and in refrigerator for up to 24 hours. This can be given to baby while you are away at work. In case, you still need to give a formula feed then you may start with Enfamil or Lactodex premium. Lactogen and Nan pro are also good. There is no specific brand which is superior in composition. Just ensure good hygiene and proper constitution while feeding the baby. Hopefully it will be of help. Take care