Formula-feeding and combination-feeding mothers often find it difficult to find supportive, judgment-free advice on formula feeding . The following articles are excellent articles from pediatrician, Dr. Chad Hayes and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
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Disclaimer: This resource page does not replace in-person physician evaluation and treatment. It is meant to inform parents of the most recent data regarding infant feeding and to increase their knowledge on how to protect their newborns from hyperbilirubinemia, dehydration, hypernatremia, hypoglycemia and extended or repeat hospitalizations due to complications from underfeeding. Earlier supplementation may be needed for babies who are premature or have medical conditions. It is recommended that a parent seeks evaluation by a physician trained in newborn care for any concerns regarding the health and safety of her baby if they arise.
powered by the American Academy of Pediatrics: Amount and Schedule of Formula Feedings After the first few days, your formula-fed newborn will take from 2 to 3 ounces (60–90 ml) of formula per feeding and will eat every three to four hours on average during her first few weeks. (Breastfed infants usually take smaller, more … Continue reading Guide to Formula Feeding From Healthychildren.org
by Dr. Chad Hayes, Pediatrician and blogger, Chadhayesmd.com In the beginning, there was breastfeeding…and that was pretty much it. If that didn’t work out, your baby died. Apparently, some people find infant mortality objectionable, so over the past several thousand years, we’ve come up with other solutions. And, given the number of women who died … Continue reading A Brief History of Infant Formula
By Dr. Chad Hayes, pediatrician, Blogger chadhayesmd.com Maybe breastfeeding didn’t work out for you. Or maybe it was going well until you went back to work. Maybe you were never really interested. Whatever that case, you’ve decided to feed your baby formula. You don’t have to apologize, feel guilty, or justify your reasons to anyone. … Continue reading A Formula for Success: The Ultimate Guide to Infant Formulas
By Dr. Chad Hayes, Pediatrician and Blogger Chadhayesmd.com This is an extensive list of commercial infant formulas, along with a brief description of each. This list is meant to be used in conjunction with A Formula for Success: The Ultimate Guide to Infant Formulas. If you haven’t read it yet, please do; this list will … Continue reading A Formula for Success: The List (a comparison of commercial infant formulas)