Does My Baby Need a Specialty Formula?

Infant Drinking Formula From BottleYesterday day I wrote a post called “Choosing the Right Type of Formula for Your Baby?”  If you read this post, you will find out how overwhelming it can be to pick a formula for your child.  Most parents start out with a cow’s milk based formula which is tolerated by most babies.  Some babies have trouble tolerating or digesting regular cow’s milk based formula even thought the milk protein has been specially altered so that infants can easily digest it.

If your child doesn’t tolerate milk based formula don’t worry there are plenty of formula options available on the market so that your baby continues to the adequate nutrition that they need in order to thrive.  However, some of these specialty formula’s available on the market require a prescription from your child’s doctor in order for you to purchase it for your baby.

Disclosure:  This post is for informational purposes only.  I am not a doctor or nurse and don’t have any experience with choosing formula for my baby.  Please contact your child’s pediatrician if you have any questions about the type of formula, especially, a specialty formula,  that you should use for your baby.  

So what other types of specialty formula is available for your baby’s pediatrician to recommend for your baby, if your baby has difficulties tolerating regular cow’s milk based infant formula.  Here is some great information that I found about the different types of specially formulated formulas on the market:

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6 responses to “Does My Baby Need a Specialty Formula?”

  1. Pepper Tan Avatar

    There are so many formula options out there, it’s easy to pick the wrong one for your baby. Yes, it’s always best to seek the pediatrician’s advice. He knows what’s best for your baby. It’s not a one size fits all thing, those baby formulas.

    1. Christy Avatar

      I agree with you Pepper, there is way too many choices of formula. I would be overwhelmed if I had to pick a formula.

  2. Pamela R Avatar

    My daughter was EZ not problems –she mostly breast feed but in a pinch there was not an issue with formula, my son didn’t want to breastfeed after 4 months and it took a while to figure out that he did best with soy based formula.

    1. Christy Avatar

      I bet it is frustrating trying to have to find a formula that works best for your child and dealing with all of the crying due to painful stomach cramps.

  3. Lexie Lane Avatar

    I am a complete anti-soy freak. Luckily our pediatrician is too so he helps provide alternatives to his kids.

    Do love the different lists you give here. It’s nice for moms to know they have other choices.

    1. Christy Avatar

      I am not a fan of soy products either.