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May 26th, 2009, 08:21 PM
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  • Babies should be given warm formula to prevent colic. Myth. There's no evidence that babies who are given formula straight from the refrigerator suffer any problems.
  • Babies who drink iron-fortified formula often get constipated. Myth. Many studies have shown that iron-fortified formula changes the color of stools, making them darker, but there's no proof that it affects a baby's gastrointestinal system.
  • Babies should be given low-fat, skim, or goat's milk before 12 months of age. Myth. Low-fat and skim milk provide too much protein for a baby's kidneys to handle and so may overwork them. Goat's milk lacks folic acid, an important nutrient, and has been associated with allergic reactions when fed to young infants.
  • If you suspect your baby cannot tolerate or has an allergy to formula, you should switch to another type. Myth. Changing formulas may in fact mask a problem, making it more difficult to diagnosis. It's important that you report any suspected signs of formula intolerance or allergy to your child's healthcare provider. She'll then help you determine if a change is necessary.

Taken from: Myths and Truths about Formula Feeding
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May 26th, 2009, 08:43 PM
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Babies should be given warm formula to prevent colic. Myth. There's no evidence that babies who are given formula straight from the refrigerator suffer any problems.

I was told this one. Emily drinks cold milk better. I think I quit warming it up around 4 months because I couldn't get it warm fast enough so to keep her from freaking out I just gave it too her asap
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May 27th, 2009, 12:23 AM
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Hm.. one and two make sense to me that they'd be true. My stomach gets upset sometimes if I drink a cold soda, and iron supplements make adults constipated. I can totally see where those two are coming from. Not saying they still aren't myths.. but I think every baby is different. I'm sure not everyone's stomach cramps when they drink water from a drinking fountain.
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good to know
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May 27th, 2009, 08:32 AM
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Well, I know for a fact that my baby's stomach can't tolerate cold milk!
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May 27th, 2009, 09:25 AM
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Katie would get a tummy ache if it was cold, or she just would not take it...
and she had colic
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May 27th, 2009, 07:17 PM
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Everytime I Think of giving Delaney a cold bottle I think of poor Trinity! I have given it to her a few times a little cooler than normal and she did fine..but I havent given her cold milk yet tho.
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