question for ff'ders

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question for ff'ders
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Mon, 09-29-2003 - 10:32am
i have a daycare baby that is ff and he is going to be a year old on fri

this is the first time since i have been open 98' that i have had to buy the formula , and i told the mom i would just buy the generic brand and she was fine with it,, althou guilt set in and i am buying the similac advanced , i told the mom the other day he had two 8 ounce bottles and she was shocked!! she says she only feeds him 3 ounces at a time,, i just make an 8 ounce bottle in the morning and let him drink off it throu out the day,, am i doing something wrong?? with my child he nurses on demand so should i have a bottle of formula for whenever my daycare baby feels like having a few sips?? and how long is formula good in a bottle? and when he is a year should i tell the mom i am switching him to whole milk or do you still feed formula after a yr?? i will be feeding him organic whole milk but i think if the mom wants him on formula should i have her supply it?

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Mon, 09-29-2003 - 11:16am

On average...a baby will consume 2-3oz/lb per 24hours.


~christine~

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Mon, 09-29-2003 - 11:35am
Is it safe to have a bottle last throughout the day? Once I take a bottle out of the fridge I make sure to throw it out if it's been opened after an hour.

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Mon, 09-29-2003 - 11:37am
Formula should not be used after it's been sitting more than an hour. And you should discard any unused formula (don't refrigerate for later).

Not trying to be rude here but shouldn't you be asking the Mom of the baby these questions? I think she should make the decision regarding when to switch to whole milk, which type of forumla you're using, how much to feed him, etc.

Also, it's not good to switch back and forth with the formula's. You should use whatever type she's using at home. As for feeding on demand, it works the same with formula as w/BF, you just have to get up and make a new bottle whenever the baby shows signs of hunger. But if the mother doesn't want you to feed on demand (i.e. if she feeds him on a schedule at home) then I'd continue to do that. I guess you really need to sit down with the mom and go over these things with her. I'm surprised the Mom wouldn't have clarified these things up front.

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Mon, 09-29-2003 - 11:44am

Disagree.


~christine~

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Mon, 09-29-2003 - 11:46am
i did talk to her about what type of formula i would buy and she didn't care

i did talk to her about how much he ate ,, she said she would make him bigger bottles now at home she just hated wasting it ,

and i was just wondering how long formula lasted in a bottle because i didn't know,

and my usda food requirements for reimbursments require me to feed him formula ,, baby cereal until he is a yr old then i have to switch him to the older kids menu , so i wasn't sure if ff babys drank formula for longer than a yr like bf babies

yoga

Vicky ~32~

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Mon, 09-29-2003 - 11:46am
Sure....that is, if it hasn't been consumed again.

~christine~

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Mon, 09-29-2003 - 11:48am
You're doing fine.

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Mon, 09-29-2003 - 11:49am
the baby is a good 25 pounds,, he doesn't spit up and he is a good eater also,

yoga

Vicky ~32~

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Mon, 09-29-2003 - 11:51am

WOW!!


~christine~

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Mon, 09-29-2003 - 11:52am
I don't know Christine...after my baby is done with a bottle, even if she's only taken an ounce or two I discard it. Bacteria can build up. Nurses at the hospital told me the same thing-after an hour throw it out.

Me, I feel better being safe that way.

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