Additionally, The Lactation Foundation is a superb local clinic funded through a grant by The University of Texas. They take appointments and offer expert advice one-on-one. Texas Children’s Hospital and The Woman’s Hospital of Texas offer breastfeeding support groups that many new moms find helpful.
Nutritionally? No, they are the same. Certainly, powder formula is cheaper and the ready-to-feed can be more convenient. You are welcome to use either or both with your baby according to your preference. Occasionally, we hear from parents that their baby prefers one to the other but this is not predictable in any way and varies widely from one baby to the next.
Any formula that you can buy in the United States is fully nutritionally complete and safe to give your baby. Some parents prefer one brand to another—and there are absolutely situations in which we advise you to use a certain formula for your baby—but these discount or generic brands are fine for general use.
If the allergic response is severe, your child may have swelling of the face, hands or feet. If you notice that your child has severe swelling or is having difficulty breathing or swallowing, please seek medical care immediately. Call our office and one of our triage nurses will help determine whether to bring your child in for an office visit or if your child needs to be immediately assessed in an emergency room setting.
Having said that, a pediatric dentist will coat your baby’s teeth with a tiny bit of fluoride dental varnish, which will be the perfect amount to help protect baby teeth from cavities. Once your child is older and knows how to spit out toothpaste, you can switch to regular kids’ toothpaste containing fluoride.