There is a recall of Similac, Similac PM 60/40, Alimentum, EleCare and EleCare Jr. powdered formulas. If you have recalled formula, do NOT use it. Learn more at similacrecall.com. Because babies need a specific balance of nutrients, you should NOT water down infant formula or make homemade formula. If you cannot find any available formula, talk to your pediatrician about other alternatives. Read more from a trusted pediatrician here.
Texas WIC has temporarily added more options so you can find a formula at the store to meet your baby’s needs without updating your card. For a list of alternative brands that you can get with WIC, visit texashhs.org/wicfoodupdates.Close Close
To learn more about the powdered baby and toddler formula recall visit TexasWIC.org.
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If baby stops sucking and does not come off the breast on his own, slide your finger into the corner of his mouth to break the suction. Burp your baby, then offer the other breast. He may nurse again right away or take the other side in a few minutes or a few hours.
Babies who are breastfed when they show early hunger cues usually eat the right amount for their age and weight. Moms are encouraged to breastfeed baby whenever he shows signs of hunger. The more often mom nurses baby, the more milk she will make.
Bottle-fed babies may be overfed if a caregiver tries to make sure the baby finishes a bottle. A baby is finished eating when he falls asleep or releases the bottle nipple. He should not be awakened or encouraged to finish the bottle.
It is important that caregivers learn tips on how to bottle-feed a breastfed baby so that the amount of breastmilk that is used is based on your baby’s needs. Download Bottle-Feeding Your Breastfed Baby: A Guide for Success (PDF, 2.3mb).