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      How do I choose the best Enfamil® formula for my baby?

      Ask your baby's doctor about formulas that are inspired by breast milk, that have balanced nutrition, and DHA as recommended by experts, an important fatty acid that supports your baby's brain development.

      We know that every little digestive system is different. What makes one baby smile might make another one cry. That's why Enfamil has developed an entire family of formulas to meet your baby's changing needs. Use our Formula Finder to determine what formula may work best for your baby.

       

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      How do I read the lot number and expiration date?

      The Use By/Expiration Date can be found on our Enfamil® baby formula or toddler drink product packaging.

      Powder Containers

      • Look for the Use By/Expiration Date on the top or the bottom of the can. The type is embossed (raised).
      • The Product Identifier is below the Use By/Expiration Date.
      • The Lot Number is below the Product Identifier.
      • Ink Jet batch codes may be under the label or on the bottom of the can*.
      • The Ink Jet Code may be 4-13+ characters long.

      Liquid Containers

      • Look for the Use By/Expiration Date on the side of the label or on the carton.
      • The Lot Number is near the Use By/Expiration Date.
      • These products do not have Product Identifiers.
      • The Ink Jet batch codes may be under the label or on the bottom of the can*.
      • The Ink Jet Code may be 4-13+ characters long.

      Vitamins and Supplements

      • Look for the Use By/Expiration Date on the side of the label or on the carton.
      • The Lot Number is near the Use By/Expiration Date. Note: For Expecta®, the Lot Number is above the Use By/Expiration Date.
      • These products do not have Product Identifiers or Ink Jet Codes*.

      *Ink Jet Codes are on 2 fl oz. infant formula Nursette® bottles and infant formula powders only.

       

      Related: How to Find Expiration Dates, Lot Numbers and Batch Codes

      How do I use the different forms of product Enfamil® makes?

      Many Enfamil formulas come in ready-to-use liquid, concentrated liquid, and powder. It's always best to follow the directions on the package. They're the most accurate for the product you're using. But here are a few general tips.

      Ready-to-use liquid formula doesn't require any preparation. Just be sure to store unopened bottles and cans at room temperature, and refrigerate any opened bottles and cans. Enfamil formulas in powder and concentrated liquid form need to be diluted with water before being fed to your baby.

      Prepared formula and opened liquid (bottles and cans) should be fed to your baby immediately, or stored in the refrigerator at 35-40° F or 2-4° C. Formula prepared from powder can be kept covered in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Ready-to-use and concentrated liquid formula can be kept covered in the refrigerator for up to 48 hours. Cover or seal opened containers of Enfamil powder formula, store at room temperature, and use within 30 days. Throw away any remaining powder after that time.

       

      Related: How to Make Baby Formula

      How long can Enfamil® sit out?

      Once you've prepared a bottle of Enfamil® baby formula, it should either be fed or refrigerated.

      At room temperature, baby formula prepared from powder, concentrate, or ready-to-use should be kept for no longer than two hours. If the baby formula has been warmed, discard after one hour.

      Refrigerated baby formula prepared from powder should be kept for no longer than 24 hours if stored at 35°-40°F (2°-4°C). If prepared from concentrate or ready-to-use, baby formula should be kept for no longer than 48 hours if stored at 35°-40°F (2°-4°C).

       

      Related: Formula Storage and How Long Formula Is Good For

      How long does Enfamil® Ready-to-Use formula last, and how do I store Ready-to-Use formula once it's prepared?

      The expiration date for Enfamil® ready-to-use baby formulas can be found on the side of the container or product label.

      Follow the storage guidelines below once ready-to-use baby formula is prepared for use.

      When your ready-to-use baby formula is refrigerated:

      • Store at 35°-40°F (2°-4°C) for no longer than 48 hours before feeding.

      When your ready-to-use baby formula is sitting at room temperature:

      • Keep no longer than a total of two hours. If the bottle has been warmed, discard formula after one hour.

      After feeding begins:

      • Feed ready-to-use baby formula within one hour or discard. Do not refrigerate for later feedings.

       

      Related: Formula Storage and How Long Formula Is Good For

      Do you have a formula for babies with Colic?

      If protein allergy is the suspected reason for your baby's colic, your baby’s doctor may recommend our Nutramigen® Liquids or Nutramigen® with Enflora LGG® Powder. Both formulas are nutritionally complete and provide protein which has been extensively "broken down" into smaller pieces. These smaller pieces are very unlikely to cause a reaction in babies who may be sensitive to whole protein and have been clinically proven to resolve colic quickly.

       

      Related: Get Fast Relief* from Colic due to Cow's Milk Allergy by Switching to Nutramigen® Infant Formula

      How long can I expect to receive benefits from Enfamil Family Beginnings®?

      If you signed up before your baby’s due date, we would expect you to receive mail around your baby’s due date, and although communications will vary, they are usually sent throughout your baby’s first two years.

       

      Related: Baby Formula Coupons & Free Formula Samples

      What is considered "trace amounts of genetically engineered material"?

      We work with our suppliers to source non-GMO ingredients for our formulas. However, there are a number of ways that trace amounts of genetically engineered materials (often referred to as GMO) might be present in our products, such as manufacturing proximity, fermentation and processing aids or enzymes used in production.  Mead Johnson takes steps to limit the potential for the inadvertent introduction of genetically engineered materials during our production processes, such as segregating non-GMO ingredients and flushing or cleaning the production lines before non-GMO formulations are manufactured, but Mead Johnson recognizes that our efforts and those of our suppliers cannot ensure the complete absence of genetically engineered materials. 

      It is also important to note that almost all animal feed in the U.S. is genetically modified, which means that dairy-derived ingredients in our non-GMO products are likely to come from animals that were given some feed that was made with genetically engineered materials.  This is common in many other non-GMO foods.

       

      Related: Non-GMO* Formulas: Commonly Asked Questions

      Where can I find Nursette® bottles?

      Nursette® bottles are not widely stocked at retail stores so their availability may be limited. Please check our Store Locator to find Nursette bottles near you. If you can not find any stocked in your area, your store manager or pharmacist may be able to place a special order for you.

      For convenient delivery right to your door, you can purchase our nipples and Nursette bottles from our Enfamil® Shop. All orders over $50* qualify for free shipping. 

      *Offer valid after all discounts have been applied.

       

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      Why is Enfamil® powder formula lighter in color than the ready-to-feed and concentrated liquids?

      Liquid products appear darker and thicken than those prepared from powder. These differences may be due to the heat sterilization that the liquids undergo during manufacturing and also the emulsifier ingredients in our liquid products.

       

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      Enfamil Family Beginnings

      Are there any restrictions associated with using my checks online at the Enfamil® Shop?

      The checks are good on all Enfamil products. $25 minimum purchase is required. Only one check can be redeemed per purchase and cannot be combined with any other Enfamil Shop discount codes. Only the latest printing of Enfamil Family Beginnings checks include unique codes that are redeemable online in the Enfamil Shop. Refer to your personalized checks for redemption details.

       

      Related: Enfamil Family Beginnings Checks

      How can I get free Enfamil® coupons, samples, and checks online?

      Join Enfamil Family Beginnings® to earn up to $400 in free gifts, including free baby formula samples, coupons, checks and communications tailored to your unique journey. Benefits may vary.

       

      Related: Baby Formula Coupons & Free Formula Samples

      My baby is using your Nutramigen® with Enflora™ LGG®, but it is so expensive. Do you have any programs to help with the cost of this formula?

      Enrolling in our Nutramigen® Savings and Support Program would give you the opportunity to receive rebates for your Nutramigen® with Enflora™ LGG® purchases. Please call our Enfamil® Experts at 1-800-BABY123 to see if this promotion may be available for you.

       

      Related: Nutramigen® Savings & Support Program

      What free samples will I receive when I join Enfamil Family Beginnings®?

      We may send samples through our Enfamil Family Beginnings® program to members. These often vary and may be to promote a specific product; please donate any Enfamil Family Beginnings® samples you aren't able to use. Samples are generally provided at the hospital or by a child's physician when a formula choice is made. We don't always automatically provide formula samples, as we feel a formula choice should be discussed with the baby's physician. The content of our Enfamil Family Beginnings® program mailings can vary from time to time, and as a result, samples of our Enfamil Family of Formulas™ are not always available. However, as a member of the Enfamil Family Beginnings® program, you would be eligible for any available offers. At times, a discount may be sent in lieu of or in addition to product through our Enfamil Family Beginnings® program.

       

      Related: Baby Formula Coupons & Free Formula Samples

      What is Enfamil Family Beginnings®?

      Enfamil Family Beginnings® is Enfamil’s program to get Enfamil® baby formula coupons, baby formula samples, special offers and other savings. You’ll get up to $400 in free gifts for you and your baby throughout your pregnancy, baby’s first year and into toddlerhood. We don’t have printable coupons on our website today, so watch your inbox and mailbox for savings.

       

      Related: Baby Formula Coupons & Free Formula Samples

      What should I do if I'm not receiving my coupons and samples in the mail?

      Log in to your Enfamil Family Beginnings® account to make sure all your contact information and your baby’s information is correct and up-to-date to ensure our team has the right information to reach you.

       

      Related: Baby Formula Coupons & Free Formula Samples

      Where can I use my coupons and/or checks?

      As part of Enfamil Family Beginnings® you will receive discounts in three ways:
      (1.) Via coupon codes valid toward online purchases exclusively from the Enfamil® Shop at Enfamil.com/shop.
      (2.) Via discount checks you'll receive in the mail, which can be used toward purchases at select local retailers, and now, online in the Enfamil Shop.
      (3.) Via coupons you’ll receive in the Enfamil Family Beginnings mobile app, which can be used toward purchases at select local retailers and online at the Enfamil Shop.

      Only the latest printing of Enfamil Family Beginnings checks include unique codes that are redeemable online in the Enfamil Shop. Refer to your personalized checks for redemption details. Unfortunately, checks cannot be used for purchases through other online retailers. To redeem, present our discount check to your retail store when making a formula purchase. A retail store should deduct the discount amount from your appropriate formula purchase. To redeem online at Enfamil.com/shop, enter your unique code when prompted at checkout. Discounts are limited to one per purchase.

       

      Related: Baby Formula Coupons & Free Formula Samples

      Why am I receiving different mailings and communications than my friend or relatives?

      We recognize that every journey is unique, and therefore you may be receiving different communication than your friends or relatives.

       

      Related: Baby Formula Coupons & Free Formula Samples

      Feeding Issues

      Will my baby outgrow cow's milk protein allergy?

      Most children outgrow cow's milk protein allergy by the age of 3. However, this is not always the case. Doing something about the allergy as early as possible helps. Here are some other things you can do to lower the likelihood of food allergies for your baby:

      • No solid foods until at least 4-6 months of age
      • Breastfeed your baby until at least 1 year of age, if possible
      • Introduce new foods in small portions and one at a time. Watch for a reaction (several days) before introducing the next food
      • Talk to your baby's doctor about introducing foods that commonly cause allergies such as peanuts, egg whites, or fish

      Related: Caring for a Baby with Cow's Milk Allergy

      Do my baby's crying sounds mean different things?

      Absolutely. By the first month, you will be able to tell which cry means what, for the most part. Ask yourself these questions when the waterworks start:

      • Do they need a diaper change?
      • Do they need to be burped?
      • Are they too warm or too cold?
      • Are they uncomfortable?
      • Do they need attention?
      • Have they hurt themself?
      • Are they hungry?
      • Are they tired or over-stimulated?


      Related: Understanding Why Babies Cry

      How can I help my colicky baby?

      Start by talking to your baby's doctor. If these symptoms are due to cow's milk protein allergy, your doctor may be able to suggest a specialty formula to help relieve colic in your baby.

      Also, try these mom-tested tips for colicky babies:

      • Soothe your baby with motion-like walking, driving in the car, or pushing them in their stroller.
      • Try holding your baby stomach-down across your lap or arm, and rocking them gently.
      • Put on a “white noise” CD or turn on the vacuum cleaner to create a steady sound that could be soothing to your baby.
      • Try cuddling, or giving your baby a pacifier or swaddling them.
      • Be patient. Most babies outgrow colic at around three months.

       

      Related: Indications of Infant Colic: Soothing a Colicky Baby

      How can I help with my baby's fussiness and gas?

      Fussiness and/or excess gas can be caused by something you ate if you're nursing, or by a sensitivity to lactose in your baby's formula. Try these tips to prevent baby fussiness and gas.

      If you're breastfeeding, lay off the spicy or gassy foods like cabbage, garlic, onions, broccoli and caffeine.

      If you're formula-feeding, ask your doctor about formulas with partially broken-down proteins and reduced lactose that can help with fussiness or relieve gassy baby.

       

      Related: Crying, Fussiness and Colic: What Doctors Are Learning

      How do I know if my baby has colic?

      Excessive crying, especially in the evenings, could mean colic. Colic can be brought on by a food intolerance. If you're nursing, try eliminating spicy or gassy foods such as onions, cabbage and other foods that seem to be upsetting your baby. If you're formula-feeding, you may need to switch to a formula created for babies with food intolerance.

       

      Related: What Is Normal Crying vs. Colic: Myth Versus Truth

      What are multiple food protein allergies?

      Multiple food protein allergies are a reaction by the body's immune system to the protein in two or more foods. When the food is eaten, a chain of chemical reactions occur within the body, causing an allergic reaction. Some allergic reactions occur within 30 minutes of eating the food, but can occur as much as 4-6 hours or days later. 

      In young children, the foods most likely to cause allergies are cow's milk, eggs, wheat, peanuts, soy, tree nuts, fish and shellfish.

       

      Related: Cow's Milk Allergy

      How can I be sure my baby is getting enough nutrition if they spit up a lot when they eat?

      Adding rice cereal to infant formula increases the calorie content and changes the balance between protein, fat, and carbohydrates. Enfamil A.R. infant formula is nutritionally balanced and more convenient than mixing baby rice cereal with infant formula. And, Enfamil A.R. is clinically proven to reduce frequent spit up. It has added rice starch which allows the formula to become thicker in the stomach.

       

      Related: Why Do Babies Spit Up

      How can I help soothe my crying baby?

      Aside from addressing their basic needs, you can bring comfort simply by being you. Cuddling, rocking, stroking, talking and walking around with your baby are all time-tested methods.

       

      Related: Soothe Your Crying Baby

      How can I keep my baby from spitting up after every meal?

      If your baby seems to be spitting up excessively, ask their doctor about formulas with added rice starch, which are designed to help reduce spit-up in babies.

      Also, try these simple hints to help reduce spit-up in babies:

      • Make each feeding as relaxed as possible for them.
      • If your baby is crying and frantic with hunger, calm them before the feeding. That might prevent them from gulping air.
      • Keep your baby in an upright position while you feed them.
      • Make sure the hole in the bottle's nipple is the right size. When you turn the bottle upside down, a few drops of formula should come out. Then the dripping should stop.
      • Feed them smaller amounts.
      • Burp your baby after every 2-3 fluid ounces.
      • Avoid bouncing and very active play right after eating.

       

      Related: How to Prevent Spitting Up: Everyday Tips

      How much crying from my baby is normal?

      The average 8-week-old cries for about two hours a day. You may notice this around the end of the day, when they're tired from all the stimulation. A fussy baby may cry more often.

       

      Related: Why Babies Cry at Night

      What is a soy protein allergy?

      Soy protein allergy is similar to cow’s milk allergy, but it is the soy protein that causes an immune system reaction.

       

      Related: How Hydrolyzed Formulas Can Help Your Baby

      What is cow's milk allergy?

      When a germ like a cold virus enters your baby's body, their immune system releases chemicals like histamines to fight it off.

      1. This is good because it keeps your baby healthy. Sometimes though, immune systems get a little overprotective and cause the body to attack things that aren't really bad for it, such as casein and whey, proteins found in cow's milk.
      2. Once your little one's immune system identifies cow's milk protein as a health threat, it will want to battle this protein every time they consume a milk-based product like routine infant formula. This results in persistent allergic reactions like colic, hives, rashes, and respiratory and digestive problems. While it might be upsetting to hear that your baby can't have dairy products, there is a very good chance that this won't always be the case. More than 75 percent of children outgrow cow's milk allergy by age five.
      3. Still, you should introduce your child to foods made with cow's milk only while under the supervision of a healthcare professional.

       

      Related: What is CMA?

      What is the difference between cow's milk allergy and lactose intolerance?

      Cow's milk allergy is an immune system response to milk proteins such as casein and whey. Lactose intolerance is a digestive system response to a milk sugar called lactose. Infants who are lactose intolerant lack an enzyme needed to digest this milk sugar. Cow's milk allergy and lactose intolerance share a few symptoms, such as gas, abdominal pain and diarrhea. But unlike cow's milk allergy, lactose intolerance doesn't engage the immune system and cause allergic reactions such as hives, skin rashes, breathing problems, or chronic runny noses and coughs. Another key difference is the age that children develop these problems. Cow's milk allergy is more common in infancy. Lactose intolerance is much more likely to affect children age three years and older. Even then, it is very rare.

      Related: Lactose Intolerance in Babies

      What’s the difference between a food allergy and food intolerance?

      A food intolerance does not involve the immune system. Lactose intolerance is the most common type of food intolerance. Symptoms can include gas, bloating, stomach pain, or diarrhea. However, lactose intolerance is rare in babies and young children.

       

      Related: Is My Baby Lactose Intolerant?

      Why is protein causing an allergic reaction in my baby?

      Although it is not known why any particular baby will be allergic to cow’s milk protein, there are at least two things that make it possible:

      1. Your baby’s immune system is still very immature, meaning it is less able to distinguish harmful foreign substances from harmless protein.
      2. The whole proteins in cow’s milk are made up of long strings of amino acids, which are able to stimulate an allergic response.

      If the protein causes an immune system response, it causes an allergic reaction. What’s worse, if the issue goes unmanaged, your baby may not gain weight and grow like they should.

       

      Related: What is CMA?

      Will breastfeeding reduce my baby's chance of experiencing allergies, such as cow's milk protein allergy?

      Although the incidence of cow’s milk protein allergy is very low in breastfed infants compared to formula-fed infants, it does happen. It is not an allergy to breast milk itself. Instead, the allergy usually begins after proteins, including cow’s milk protein, are passed from mom to her baby through breast milk.

      If you are breastfeeding and your baby is showing allergic behaviors, elimination of common allergens such as cow’s milk, eggs, fish, peanuts, and tree nuts (e.g., almonds, pecans, and Brazil nuts) from your diet could help. It’s best, though, to check with your doctor or dietitian, to let them guide you on what to eat while breastfeeding.

      If this doesn’t help, check with your baby’s doctor.

      Related: A Parent's Guide to Cow's Milk Allergy

      Formula-Feeding

      Can I alternate between breastfeeding and formula-feeding?

      Many women supplement their breastfeeding with formula now and then, or while they're at work. It's best to wait until your milk supply is established and your baby is comfortable with breastfeeding. A good time to start is when your baby is around six weeks old.

      Confused about which formula to use? Use our Formula Finder to determine which formula may work best for your baby.

       

      Related: Supplementing with Formula Feeding

      How do I feed my baby a bottle?

      Learning to feed a baby just takes a little time and practice. Start by making yourself calm and comfortable. Hold your baby on your lap with their head resting in the bend of your arm. Keep them in a semi-seated position, with their head slightly higher than their tummy. Tilt the bottle so that the nipple stays full. That way, your baby won't swallow air. Stroke the nipple against their lower lip or cheek. That should make them open their mouth. And remember to give your baby a chance to burp during and right after their feeding.

       

      Related: Bottle-Feeding: 8 Essential Tips for New Moms

      How do I know when my baby is full?

      When formula feeding or breastfeeding, your baby may close their mouth, stop sucking or turn their head away when they're trying to tell you they're full.

      When feeding your baby solid foods, your baby may also close their mouth and turn their head away when they've had enough to eat. Other indicators of fullness are a slowed eating pace and emphatic gestures, like pushing their food away or shaking their head.

       

      Related: Hungry or Full? How to Tell When Your Baby is Eating Solids

      How much formula should I feed my baby?

      In the first few weeks, your baby may drink anywhere from 2-3 fluid ounces of formula about every three hours. In general, your baby will take in what they need to meet their body's demands. So don't be too concerned about fixed amounts. Instead, feed them when they're hungry. They'll let you know when they're finished. If they drink a bottle and still act hungry, they probably are. Offer them an extra ounce. Most babies do fine with 3-4 fluid ounces per feeding during the first couple months. Increase by about 1 ounce a month until they are drinking up to about 6-8 fluid ounces at 6 months of age.

       

      Related: Baby Feeding Timeline

      How should I warm my baby's formula?

      If you want to warm a bottle that has been in the refrigerator, run warm tap water over the bottle or place the bottle in a pan of hot (not boiling) water. Do not submerge the bottle nipple or collar in the water. Shake bottle occasionally while warming. Warming time should be less than 15 minutes. Test the formula temperature before feeding; it should not feel warm or cold when dropped on your wrist - neutral is close to body temperature.

      Once a bottle has been warmed, keep it for no more than one hour. Then discard it.

      Don't warm Enfamil® formula in a microwave. A microwave can overheat the product or cause hot spots and result in serious burns to your baby. In addition, microwave use may cause your baby's bottles and/or plastic liners to explode or burst during heating or after they are removed from the microwave.

       

      Related: How to Make Baby Formula

      Is it ok to re-warm prepared formula?

      No. Re-warming formula increases the possibility of bacteria growth in the formula as it cools off after heating. Bacteria can be present in powder, in bottles, on your hands, or even introduced in other ways during formula preparation. Follow the safest procedures when feeding your baby.

       

      Related: Formula Storage and How Long Formula Is Good For

      How do I ensure that my child is getting enough milk?

      Some babies do better with breastfeeding than others. An excited or hungry infant might be so eager that they don't latch on well. Or your baby might be satisfied by getting just a taste of milk and then stop nursing.

      If your baby is a "sipper", try to keep him interested by singing or rubbing their back. Massaging your breast may help with milk flow. For additional breastfeeding questions, talk to your doctor or lactation consultant.

       

      Related: Newborn Formula Feeding Schedule

      How do I know if I should use powder or liquid formula for my baby?

      Many of our products are available in different forms to fit individual needs and preferences and most infants and toddlers can use the product forms interchangeably. When prepared according to label directions, all forms (powder or liquid) of the same product will provide the same nutrition to meet a child’s needs. 

      We offer our ready-to-use liquid formulas in convenient sizes. Our 2 fluid ounce Nursette® bottles are wonderful for late night feedings, while several of our formulas come in re-sealable 8 fluid ounce Ready-to-Use plastic bottles which are terrific for when running errands or traveling. 

       

      Related: Liquid Formula vs. Powder Formula

      How do I store my baby's formula and what are the steps for feeding time?

      Once prepared, Enfamil® powder formulas can be kept in the refrigerator (35-40° F or 2-4° C), covered, for up to 24 hours and Enfamil liquid formulas up to 48 hours. A prepared bottle can be kept at room temperature for up to a total of two hours. If you choose to warm the bottle, warming time should be less than 15 minutes and the bottle should be fed to your baby within one hour. Once your baby begins feeding from the bottle, discard any formula left in the bottle within one hour.

       

      Related: Formula Storage and How Long Formula Is Good For

      How often should I feed my baby?`

      Don't set a strict baby feeding schedule, instead breastfeed your baby as often as they want at least 8-12 times every 24 hours during the first few weeks. You'll know how you're doing by how much weight they're gaining.

      Milk Supply

      To establish a good milk supply, you need to feed your baby frequently (8-12 times per day) in the first few weeks. Keeping up the frequency of feedings will keep telling your body to produce milk.

      Tips: Ask yourself these questions to determine if your milk supply is sufficient:

      • Is my baby gaining weight?
      • Do they gulp and swallow when they feed?
      • Do they wet their diaper 6+ times and have at least one bowel movement per day?

      Some Issues That May Affect Your Baby

      Food Sensitivities

      The things you eat and drink affect your breast milk and ultimately your baby. Some babies have food sensitivities or allergies that bring on colic-like symptoms like crying, fussing, frequent nursing, and stomach discomfort.

      Tip: Lay off the spicy foods or gassy foods like cabbage, garlic, onions, broccoli, and caffeine. If removing the food item doesn't stop the symptoms, talk to your baby's doctor about the possibility of colic.


      Nipple Confusion

      Bottles and pacifiers feel different to your baby than a breast does. Introducing these things can confuse them and make them not want to nurse.

      Tip: Be sure that breastfeeding is well established before offering a pacifier, or bottle-feeding them.

      Sucking Difficulties

      Some babies do better with breastfeeding than others. An excited or hungry infant might be so eager that they don't latch on well. Or your baby might be satisfied by getting just a taste of milk and then stop nursing.

      Tips: If your baby is a “sipper,” try to keep them interested by singing or rubbing their back. Massaging your breast may help with milk flow. For additional breastfeeding questions, talk to your doctor or lactation consultant.

       

      Related: Baby Feeding Timeline

      I've noticed that prepared Enfamil® powder formula is lighter in color than the ready to use and concentrated liquids. Why?

      Liquid products appear darker and thicker than those prepared from powder. These differences may be due to the heat sterilization that the liquids undergo during manufacturing and also the emulsifier ingredients in our liquid products.

       

      Related: 5 Common Formula-Feeding Questions

      Is it okay to give my baby a pacifier?

      Bottles and pacifiers feel different to your baby than a breast does. Introducing these things can confuse them and make them not want to nurse.

      Be sure that breastfeeding is well established before offering a pacifier, or bottle-feeding them.

       

      Related: How to Avoid Common Breastfeeding Issues

      Should I change my diet if my baby is having feeding issues?

      The things you eat and drink affect your breast milk and ultimately your baby. Some babies have food sensitivies or allergies that bring on indications of colic - like crying, fussing, frequent nursing, and stomach discomfort.

      Lay off the spicy foods or gassy foods like cabbage, garlic, onions, broccoli, and caffeine. If removing the food item doesn't stop the issues, talk to your baby's doctor about the possibility of colic.

       

      Related: Tips for a Healthy Breastfeeding Diet

      Should I use Enfagrow® PREMIUM™ Toddler Transitions® as a milk substitute, or in addition to milk?

      As older infants move away from infant formula or breast milk as a sole source of nutrition, this product provides complete nutrition as they transition into toddlerhood.

      Enfagrow NeuroPro™ Toddler Nutritional Drink - Natural Milk has 24 nutrients for healthy growth, such as calcium and vitamin D. It also has DHA to help support healthy brain development and dual prebiotics designed to help support digestive health.

       

      Related: The Basics of Buying and Serving Enfagrow®

      What are the benefits of formula-feeding my baby?

      Formula not only meets your baby's basic nutrition requirements, it also provides the nutrients your baby needs for their growth and development. Formula-feeding also allows other family members or friends to feed and bond with your baby, and for you to have a little break. And some parents just feel more comfortable with formula-feeding.

       

      Related: Breastfeeding vs Formula-Feeding: 6 Common Myths Every Parent Should Know

      What is the most convenient way to travel with my baby's formula?

      Enfamil® gives you lots of great feeding options for when you're on the go with your baby: 

      • Enfamil ready to use bottles, known as Nursette® bottles

      Just attach a clean, standard-size nipple to a Nursette bottle and you're ready to feed. 

      • Enfamil Single-Serve Powder Packets

      The powdered formula is pre-measured, making it especially easy to mix. 

      • Enfamil powder

      Simply prefill your bottles with water and carry the powder separately. When you're ready to feed your baby, just combine the powder and water, cap the bottle and shake well. 

      Enfamil Nursette® bottles, single-serve powder packets, and all Enfamil formulas are available through our convenient Enfamil® Shop as well as many stores. 

       

      Related: Top Tips for Formula Feeding On the Go

      What temperature water should I use to prepare formula from powder or concentrated liquid?

      Mix our concentrated liquid or powder formula with cool water (35-75° F); it should feel cool on your wrist. If you prefer, you may mix with warm water but only if you plan to feed or refrigerate the formula immediately. Warm water is about 100° F or body temperature; it should feel neutral (neither warm nor cool) on your wrist.

       

      Related: Formula Storage and How Long Formula Is Good For

      When should I start giving my child Enfagrow® products, like Enfagrow® Toddler Transitions™ or Enfagrow® Toddler Next Step®?

      Each of our products is designed for children in a specific age range.

      Enfagrow® Toddler Transitions® Soy and Enfagrow® Toddler Transitions® Gentlease® are formulated to be introduced at 9 months. Enfagrow® Toddler Next Step® is designed for toddlers 1-3 years of age. This milk drink is a nutritious complement to an older toddler's diet, which now includes more solid foods and varied choices. It has 19 nutrients for growth, such as calcium, vitamin D and zine, to help fill the gaps in your toddler's diet. Like Enfagrow® Toddler Transitions™, Toddler Next Step also has DHA and Natural Defense® Dual Prebiotics® Blend.

       

      Related: Enfagrow® Toddler Products - Which one is right for my toddler?

      Why are storage instructions different for your liquid and powder formulas?

      Liquid formulas are commercially sterile and, once opened, can be refrigerated at 35-40 degrees Fahrenheit for up to 48 hours. Powdered formulas, however, cannot withstand the high temperatures necessary to make them commercially sterile. In order to maintain high quality, infant formula prepared from powder should be refrigerated and used within 24 hours.

       

      Related: Formula Storage and How Long Formula Is Good For

      Why can’t I find Enfamil PREMIUM® in stores anymore?

      We began phasing out our Enfamil PREMIUM® Infant in the winter of 2017 due to the launch of Enfamil® NeuroPro™. Enfamil PREMIUM Infant will be available until stock has been depleted. 
       

      Enfamil PREMIUM® Gentlease® powder was phased out in February 2018. When we launch Enfamil® NeuroPro™ Gentlease® Ready to Use Liquid in the late summer or fall of 2018, we will no longer have a Ready to Use option for Enfamil® Gentlease® Infant Formula or Enfamil PREMIUM® Gentlease® Infant Formula. Gentlease and Enfamil PREMIUM Gentlease Ready to Use Liquids will be available until stock has been depleted. 

       

      Related: Enfamil PREMIUM just got better.

      Will switching from Enfamil PREMIUM® to Enfamil NeuroPro™ cause any issues for my infant?

      We would expect your little one to tolerate the Enfamil PREMIUM® and NeuroPro™ versions of the same product equally well. 

      Breast Feeding

      At what rate will I gain weight during my pregnancy, and how much weight can I expect to gain?

      Weight gain is usually slow during the first 3 months. After this, your baby begins to grow more quickly. Although everyone is different, here is a guideline of what you can expect.

      • First Trimester: 1 to 4 pounds total during the first 3 months
      • Second and Third Trimesters: 2 to 4 pounds per month during the 4th to 9th months (second and third trimesters)

      On average, you may gain a total of 25 to 35 pounds during your pregnancy if you started in a healthy weight range. Underweight women may need to gain more to store extra energy. If you started out a bit heavier, you may need to gain a little less.

       

      Related: Healthy Pregnancy Weight Gain

      Do you have any products designed specifically for breastfeeding moms?

      For breastfeeding moms, we have Enfamom Prenatal Multivitamin. Enfamom Prenatal Multivitamin is an advanced prenatal vitamin for you that helps to support your baby's brain, bones and body. It's an easy-to-take soft gel that can be used before, during and while breastfeeding to help support you and your baby's needs. It has Choline, DHA, and folic acid to help support brain and nervous system development, and other important nutrients.

      In addition to prenatals, breastfeeding moms may want to consider using Enfamil® Breastfed Infant Probiotics & Vitamin D - a dual blend of probiotics for breastfed infants. Breast milk alone does not provide infants with an adequate amount of vitamin D, even if mothers are taking vitamins containing vitamin D. Shortly after birth, most infants will need an additional source of vitamin D.

       

      Related: What to Eat While Breastfeeding

      How can I relieve engorged breasts?

      You may feel a little fullness if your milk comes in very quickly the first few days after birth. This is normal. Your breasts may swell, and feel uncomfortably full. Excessive engorgement, however, may be painful.

      Tips:

      • To avoid engorgement, feed your baby often, and throughout the night. Let them nurse for 10-20 minutes on each breast.
      • If you still feel pain, express some of the milk with a breast pump. Or try releasing it manually by massaging your breast, then compressing it just outside the areola (Try doing this in the shower).
      • To help relieve severe engorgement, try cold packs, crushed ice in a plastic bag or cold cloths between feedings. Keep hot water away from your breasts while showering.
      • If you're still in pain after a day or so, call your doctor or lactation consultant about this issue and any other breastfeeding questions you may have.

       

      Related: How to Avoid Common Breastfeeding Issues

      How will breastfeeding feel?

      When your baby takes your nipple, along with the areola, into their mouth and begins to suck, the sensations you feel cause a reflex called let-down. This signals your breasts to release milk. You may feel a little tingling or surging sensation when your milk lets down. You might feel slight discomfort at first, but if they latch on properly, you should not feel pain. If you do, they probably aren't latched on properly.

      Problems with Let-Down

      If you're distracted, tired, stressed, anxious, embarrassed or have pain in your breasts, your milk may not let down.

      Tips:

      • Get some rest.
      • Nurse in privacy, and try to release your mind of stressful thoughts and obligations during feeding time.
      • Spend a few moments looking into your baby's beautiful eyes, and let nature take its course.
      • If breast pain is a problem, work with your lactation consultant to review positions and latching on.

      Leaking

      This possibly embarrassing situation happens to all of us. For some, just thinking about their baby is enough to turn on the milk machine.

      Tips:

      • Apply pressure to your nipples directly with your thumb and index finger.
      • Try crossing your arms tightly across your chest.
      • And wear absorbent breast pads in your bra.

       

      Related: Breastfeeding Secrets: What No One Tells You

      What are the benefits of formula-feeding my baby?

      Formula not only meets your baby's basic nutrition requirements, it also provides the nutrients your baby needs for their growth and development. Formula-feeding also allows other family members or friends to feed and bond with your baby, and for you to have a little break. And some parents just feel more comfortable with formula-feeding.

       

      Related: Breastfeeding vs Formula-Feeding: 6 Common Myths Every Parent Should Know

      What if my breastfed baby wants to nurse more often than the four-hour schedule suggests?

      Your newborn's stomach is small. That's why many experts recommend feeding "on demand." At first, your newborn may breastfeed every two to three hours, or eight to 12 times in a 24-hour period.

      If your newborn sleeps more than three hours between feedings, ask your baby's doctor about waking them to nurse. They need the nourishment, and your breasts need the stimulation to continue to produce milk.

      By the way, the four-hour schedule should arrive as your baby gets a little older.

       

      Related: Newborn Formula Feeding Schedule

      What's the right way to breastfeed?

      Have your nurse or lactation consultant help you with positions to hold your baby for feeding. Hold your breast with a “C” hold, your thumb above the breast and your four fingers supporting your breast underneath. Make sure your fingers are positioned away from the areola, so your breast can go far into your baby's mouth. Tickle your baby's lower lip to get them to open their mouth. Once they open wide, pull them close and place their open mouth fully on your breast.

      Sore Nipples

      Some nipple tenderness is normal during the first days of breast feeding. But if your nipples become sore or cracked, this can hurt.

      Tips:

      To avoid this, be sure your baby is latched on properly. They should be sucking on your breast and your nipple should be far back in their mouth. Talk to your lactation consultant if you're not sure.

      To help relieve this -

      • Avoid excessive moisture between feedings.
      • Let your nipples air-dry.
      • Don't use nursing pads with plastic liners, which can trap moisture.
      • Lotions or lanolin can help, once the nipple is dry.
      • Try alternating breasts for a few feedings until the condition improves.
      • Also, wash your breasts with warm water and avoid soap, which can be drying.
      • If the condition doesn't improve, check with your doctor or lactation consultant about this issue and any other breastfeeding questions you may have.

       

      Related: How to Breastfeed

      Can I still produce enough milk for my baby if I have small breasts?

      Whether you're a double A or a double D, it's possible to make enough milk to feed your baby. Nature designed a perfect supply-and-demand system. The more your baby stimulates your breasts by sucking, the more milk you'll produce. So even if your baby is in a growth spurt and nursing more often, your body will "keep up." Remember, mothers of twins and even triplets can have enough milk supply to breastfeed successfully.

       

      Related: Breastfeeding with Small Breasts

      How can I keep breastfeeding when I go back to work?

      Many women manage the breastfeeding/working schedule with a little planning. Whether you go back to work full-time or part-time, you can develop a breastfeeding routine that works for you and your baby. Here's a schedule that many moms follow:

      • Nurse early in the morning, right after your baby wakes up.
      • Nurse again just before you leave for work.
      • Pump your breast milk two or three times during the workday. Store it in a refrigerator and bring it home in an insulated cooler with ice packs to feed your baby the next day.
      • Have your child-care provider feed your baby the stored breast milk during the day.
      • Nurse your baby as soon as you get home from work or pick them up from child care.
      • Nurse during the evening.

       

      Related: Breast Pumping at Work

      How can I tell if my baby has had enough to eat?

      Ask yourself the following questions:

      • Is you baby gaining weight steadily? Your doctor can confirm this.
      • Do they wet six or more diapers and have at least one bowel movement every 24 hours?
      • Are they nursing at least eight times (and up to 12 times) every 24 hours during their first month?
      • Do your breasts feel softer and "empty" after nursing?
      • Does your baby swallow after sucking a few times during their feeding?

      What are the breastfeeding benefits for moms?

      Breast milk has nutrients your baby needs. It helps protect your baby from many illnesses, and it's easily digested. For you, it's convenient and economical. You can feed your baby anytime, anywhere. You may need to buy bottles or nipples if you plan to express milk and bottle-feed your baby now and then. 

       

      Related: Breastfeeding Secrets: What No One Tells You

      What is mastitis?

      Mastitis is a breast infection. It can start out as a plugged duct that gets infected, and it may cause temperature, aches, and fatigue.

      To help relieve plugged ducts, massage your breasts focusing on the firm area before each feeding. Then nurse your baby right afterward and try to drain the affected breast.

      To avoid mastitis, empty your breasts regularly, avoid tight clothing, and try to stay rested. If you do get a breast infection, call your doctor at once. You may need an antibiotic, but you probably won't have to wean your baby. Follow your doctor's advice.

       

      Related: Resources

      When can I start breastfeeding?

      Soon after birth. At first, your baby will receive not breast milk but colostrum, a yellowish fluid full of antibodies, protective cells and nourishment. Once your milk comes in, they will get both protein-rich foremilk and high-fat hind milk.

      When is the right time to switch my baby from breast milk or formula to cow’s milk?

      Cow’s milk can be introduced at the age of 1 year.  According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, babies should not be fed cow's milk before their first birthday, which includes whole, reduced-fat (2 percent) or fat-free (skim) milk.

      Although milk is appropriate for older children, it is not recommended for infants during the important first year of life. The nutritional profile of cow’s milk differs from that of breast milk or infant formulas.  Cow’s milk is low in iron and vitamin C and has higher protein, sodium, and potassium. 

      If you are looking for an option designed with older infants and toddlers in mind, our Enfagrow® Toddler Transitions Infant and Toddler Formula is a good choice. It has DHA, iron and choline, which are building blocks of the brain, and Natural Defense® Dual Prebiotics® blend designed to help support your little one’s digestive health. 

       

      Related: Baby Feeding Timeline

      Why are my breasts leaking?

      This possibly embarassing situation happens to all of us. For some, just thinking about their baby is enough to turn on the milk machine.

      Tips:

      • Apply pressure to your nipples directly with your thumb and index finger.
      • Try crossing your arms tightly across your chest.
      • And wear absorbent breast pads in your bra.

       

      Related: Preparing for Baby: A Checklist for Feeding Success (Not Stress)

      Why does breastfeeding make my nipples sore?

      Your baby may not be "latching on" correctly. "Latching on" refers to the way your baby attaches their mouth to your breast. If they have latched on properly, they'll get a good flow of milk, and you won't get sore nipples.

      You can help your baby latch on by touching their lower lip to your nipple as they root for your breast. they'll turn toward the side where they are touched. Then, when their mouth is open wide, lift your breast with one hand and pull your baby close to you. Their mouth should attach firmly onto your breast, not just your nipple.

      If you're suffering from sore nipples, try these tips to help relieve them:

      • Avoid excessive moisture between feedings.
      • Let your nipples air-dry.
      • Don't use nurturing pads with plastic liners, which can trap moisture.
      • Lotions or lanolin cna help, once the nipple is dry.
      • Try alternating breasts for a few feedings until the condition improves.
      • Also, wash your breasts with warm water and avoid soap, which can be drying.

       

      Related: How to Avoid Common Breastfeeding Issues

      Why won't my milk let down?

      If you're distracted, tired, stressed, anxious, embarrassed or have pain in your breasts, your milk may not let down.

      Tips:

      • Get some rest.
      • Nurse in privacy, and try to release your mind of stressful thoughts and obligations during feeding time.
      • Spend a few moments looking into your baby's beautiful eyes, and let nature take its course.
      • If breast pain is a problem, work with your lactation consultant to reveiw positions and latching on.

       

      Related: How to Avoid Common Breastfeeding Issues

      Nutrients & Ingredients

      What are DHA and ARA? What do they do?

      DHA is the scientific shorthand for docosahexaenoic acid. ARA stands for arachidonic acid.

      Both of these fatty acids are building blocks for your baby's brain and eyes. It's important that your growing baby has DHA to help support his brain and eye development and immune system both in the womb and out. 

       

      Related: The Importance of DHA for Babies

      What do babies need iron for?

      Iron is an important nutrient, no matter how old you are. Iron is an essential part of hemoglobin, which is the primary transporter of oxygen in the red blood cell. Iron is important for psychomotor and mental development in infants and children.

       

      Related: Key Nutrients for Your Toddler: 1-3 Years

      What is choline, and do Enfamil® baby formula have choline?

      Choline is another nutrient also found in breast milk that helps support a baby's brain development. The body uses it in cell membranes, and to help some cells communicate with each other. Choline also helps the body use fat, and control its muscles.

      Choline helps support a baby's rapid brain growth and development, which occur in the first two years of life. Like DHA and ARA, choline is a building block for baby's brain.

      In 2005, Enfamil LIPIL® became the first infant formula in the U.S. to increase its amount of choline to that of breast milk as calculated from the mean choline content of human milk as determined by the Institute of Medicine.

       

      Related: Key Nutrients for Your Toddler: 1 to 3 Years

      Why does my infant need vitamin D?

      Vitamin D is needed to help your baby develop strong bones. Sunlight is the usual source of vitamin D production in the skin. However, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that babies under 6 months avoid direct exposure to the sun, and that they instead receive vitamin D either through formula or, if they are breast fed, through vitamin supplements.

      Newborns may consume less formula the first three months of life… that’s why Enfamil® Newborn has a tailored level of vitamin D to ensure that your newborn gets the recommended daily amount, having 400 IU of vitamin D in 27 fl oz.

      All Enfamil Infant formulas deliver the expert-recommended vitamin D for each stage, based on the amount of formula newborns and infants consume daily, so you can feel confident that your baby is getting the nutrients they need for healthy growth and development.

       

      Related: Hot Topics: Food Sources of Vitamin D

      Do all formulas contain whole proteins?

      The most popular routine infant formulas contain whole (intact) proteins, similar to breast milk. Formulas designed for mild intolerances, such as fussiness or gas, have the proteins partially broken down. These formulas are known as partially hydrolyzed and are not appropriate for babies with food protein allergies. There are also specialized formulas for infants with allergy symptoms who need an extensively hydrolyzed formula (the protein chains are broken down even further).

       

      Related: Whole Proteins: Close to the Breast

      How can my infant or toddler get DHA and ARA?

      Pregnant and breastfeeding moms should be getting 1.3-1.4 g of alpha-linolenic acid (ARA), an omega-3 fatty acid, per day to support your baby's needs. Your baby gets DHA and ARA in utero from you.

      After birth, DHA and ARA are found in breast milk and in infant formula like Enfamil® formulas. Enfamil has a blend of DHA and ARA, important nutrients that support brain and eye development.

      Experts also recommend DHA for toddlers, and Enfagrow® has the recommended amount of DHA.

       

      Related: Nutrients That Help Support Your Baby’s Problem-Solving Skills

      What are fatty acids? Why are they important for my baby's development?

      Certain fatty acids, like DHA and ARA, are building blocks for your baby's brain and eyes, before and after birth. Because a baby's brain develops quickly in the early months of life, many experts believe that it can be beneficial for babies to get DHA and ARA during that time.

      You can pass DHA and ARA to your baby through breast milk. Or they can get these same great nutrients through infant formula like Enfamil® NeuroPro. Enfamil has our blend of DHA and ARA, important nutrients that support brain and eye development. In fact, Enfamil is our closest formula to breast milk.

       

      Related: What to Look for in the Best Baby Formula for Your Child

      What exactly is an intact protein?

      Intact proteins are proteins that aren't broken down yet. Breast milk has intact whey and casein proteins in it. So do most formulas. If you are formula-feeding, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends starting with a standard cow's milk-based formula.

      If your baby has milk tolerance issues, they may benefit from a formula that has decreased lactose and partially broken-down proteins, or extensively broken-down proteins.

       

      Related: Choosing to Formula-Feed

      What is MFGM?

      MFGM (Milk Fat Globule Membrane) helps support your baby's cognitive development. Specifically, MFGM is a naturally occurring bioactive membrane that surrounds the fat droplets in breast milk and cow's milk. Research has shown that MFGM plays an important role in brain structure and function. The Enfamil® brand has infant formulas that have MFGM added as in ingredient to foster cognitive development. Learn more about Enfamil® NeuroPro™ and Enfamil® Enspire™ today.

       

      Related: What are Lactoferrin and MFGM?

      What is MFGM?

      Lactoferrin is an important protein found in breast milk that helps support digestive health. In fact, high levels of lactoferrin are found in colostrum, the very early breast milk that provides important immune support for newborns during the first weeks of life.

      While dietary lactoferrin is digested and available to act throughout the body, some dietary lactoferrin can help reduce the incidence of bacterial infection, possibly by stopping the growth of bacteria by depriving them of iron, which is an essential nutrient for their growth. Clinical studies have shown this protein's ability to support immune health for infants and toddlers.

       

      Related: What are Lactoferrin and MFGM?

      Infant Feeding & Nutrition

      How do I know if my baby is still hungry?

      If your baby is still hungry, they may cry, act restless, suck on their fists, smack their lips, or open their mouth while feeding.

      Look for these signs to help you determine whether your baby is full: closed lips, turned head, decreased or discontinued sucking, spitting out the nipple, falling asleep, or increased interest in their surroundings during feeding.

       

      Related: Signs of a Hungry Baby From Birth to 6 Months

      Are there any foods I should avoid feeding my one-year-old?

      Although most toddlers can eat from the family menu, there are still a few things to watch out for—choking hazards, for one. Cut their food into small pieces to guard against choking. Make sure your baby is seated and supervised at all times while eating. And check with your child's doctor to learn what foods your child should continue to avoid.

       

      Related: Healthy Habits: Should you set food rules for your toddler?

      Does my baby need vitamin supplements?

      Babies generally get excellent nutrition with formula.

      If your baby is breastfed, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends giving them a vitamin D supplement, as breast milk typically has very low levels of this nutrient. What's more, infants don't get sun exposure like adults do, to produce vitamin D naturally.

      Your breastfed baby may also need an iron supplement, if your baby is born premature, or with low birth weight, or has low iron levels. Talk to your child's doctor before adding any vitamin supplement to their diet.

      As your baby becomes a toddler (and a picky eater), you may want to ask your doctor about vitamin supplements to be sure they're getting all the nutrition they need.

       

      Related: Toddler Food Guide and FAQ

      How to tell if baby is tired or hungry?

      As a new parent, it may be challenging at first to translate what your baby is trying to tell you. Are they hungry? Are they tired? Over time, as you become more aware of your baby's habits and personality, determining their needs will become easier. Every baby's personality is different, but there are common cues to look for if you're not sure whether they're hungry or tired.

      If your baby is hungry, they will most likely become fussy or restless. Their cries may also sound different. Hunger cries tend to be shorter and lower-pitched. If they're tired, they may rub their eyes, or clench their fists.

       

      Related: Weaning Your Baby

      Is my baby ready for cow's milk?

      The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that you wait until your baby's first birthday before giving them whole milk. Although cow's milk is fine for older children, it doesn't meet the nutritional needs of your baby during their important first year. For example, milk doesn't have the iron your baby needs. Plus, it's hard for their body to process.

       

      Related: Infant Nutrition No-no's

      What are the different kinds of routine Enfamil® formula, and what are their benefits?

      Enfamil® NeuroPro™ Infant is an innovative, non-GMO* formula that has NeuroPro; a fat-protein blend of MFGM and DHA previously found only in breast milk in amounts supported by clinical research.

      Enfamil® Enspire™ is our closest formula to breast milk and is designed to provide complete nutrition for babies through 12 months. It has immune-supporting Lactoferrin, a key protein also found in colostrum and breast milk. It also has brain-building MFGM and Omega-3 DHA.


      *Ingredients not genetically engineered. For more information, visit enfamil.com/nonGMO.

      Are there any foods that my baby can't have?

      Babies should not have honey until their first birthday. This includes any foods baked with honey. Honey can cause botulism, a serious type of food poisoning.

      Cow's milk should also be excluded from your baby's diet until after their first birthday. Cow's milk is too low in iron and vitamin C and too high in protein, sodium, potassium, and chloride for your baby's health and developing kidneys.

      You should also avoid giving your baby tea and solid foods that can be choking hazards.

       

      Related: Infant Nutrition No-no's

      How can I be sure my baby is getting enough nutrition if she spits up a lot when she eats?

      Adding rice cereal to infant formula increases the calorie content and changes the balance between protein, fat, and carbohydrates. Enfamil A.R.™ infant formula is nutritionally balanced and more convenient than mixing baby rice cereal with infant formula. And, Enfamil A.R. is clinically proven to reduce frequent spit up. It has added rice starch which allows the formula to become thicker in the stomach.

       

      Related: Why Do Babies Spit Up

      How do I know when my baby is full from eating solid foods?

      Your baby will exhibit certain behaviors once they're full. They may close or refuse to open their mouth, turn their head away or shake it. At the start of feeding, your baby may finish small portions quickly and accept more eagerly, but eating at a slower pace or pushing food away are indicators that they've had enough.

       

      Related: Hungry or Full? How to Tell When Your Baby is Eating Solids

      Is it true that babies aren't supposed to have honey?

      Yes, babies should not have honey until their first birthday. Honey can cause botulism, a serious type of food poisoning.

       

      Related: Infant Nutrition No-no's

      My baby keeps grabbing food off my plate. Is she ready for solids?

      Their eyes may be ready for solid foods, but their system is another story. Until about four to six months, most babies can only handle breast milk or formula. At around this time, your baby's head control and swallowing abilities may be ready for some iron-fortified baby rice cereal. Until then, keep your dinner out of arm's reach.

       

      Related: Introducing Solid Foods

      When my baby starts solids, how much should I give them?

      For the first four to six months, breast milk or formula will give your baby all the calories and nutrients they'll need. When their digestive system and chewing abilities seem up for the challenge, check with your baby's doctor about giving them some iron-fortified rice cereal. A few spoonfuls at first, then a couple of tablespoons several times a day. It's generally best to introduce one new food at a time about one week apart, to watch for allergic reactions.

       

      Related: Hungry or Full? How to Tell When Your Baby is Eating Solids

      Why can’t I find Enfamil PREMIUM® in stores anymore?

      We began phasing out our Enfamil PREMIUM® Infant in the winter of 2017 due to the launch of Enfamil® NeuroPro™. Enfamil PREMIUM Infant will be available until stock has been depleted. 
       

      Enfamil PREMIUM® Gentlease® powder was phased out in February 2018. When we launch Enfamil® NeuroPro™ Gentlease® Ready to Use Liquid in the late summer or fall of 2018, we will no longer have a Ready to Use option for Enfamil® Gentlease® Infant Formula or Enfamil PREMIUM® Gentlease® Infant Formula. Gentlease and Enfamil PREMIUM Gentlease Ready to Use Liquids will be available until stock has been depleted. 

       

      Related: Enfamil PREMIUM just got better.

      Why does an infant's diet need more fat than a toddler's?

      Babies do need a higher fat diet than children. Fat provides about half the calories in breast milk. Fat provides a concentrated source of calories to help fuel the rapid growth and development of the first year of life.

       

      Related: Dietary Fat and Toddlers

      Will switching from Enfamil PREMIUM® to Enfamil NeuroPro™ cause any issues for my infant?

      We would expect your little one to tolerate the Enfamil PREMIUM® and NeuroPro™ versions of the same product equally well.

      Purchasing & Shipping

      Expedited Shipping

      Shipping can be upgraded to Expedited when the order is placed, and the shipping cost is paid for by the customer. The charge for this option is dependent upon the weight of the entire order.

      These orders are expected to arrive within 2-3 business days. This shipping option can only be applied at the time of order.

       

      Related: Terms of Sale

      Order Cancellations

      Once orders are placed they may not be able to be cancelled before shipping since we are working to meet our delivery times. If you do need to update/change/cancel an order, you may give us a call at 1-800-222-9123 during our business hours, and we will do our best to assist you with this process.

       

      Related: Terms of Sale

      Signature Required

      Orders placed through our website or with our Enfamil® Resource Center do not require a signature, but the request to require a signature can be added by calling us at 1-800-BABY123. Our hours are: Monday – Friday 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. CST/CDT and Saturday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CST/CDT.

      Orders are processed Monday through Friday, with the exception of company holidays.

       

      Related: Terms of Sale

      Free Shipping

      All orders over $50* qualify for free Standard Ground shipping and will arrive within 4-6 business days. *Offer valid after all discounts have been applied.

      Orders 250 lb and over are subject to ship by an LTL carrier.

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      Returns

      For all other returns or for instructions on returning products purchased through the Enfamil.com or Enfamil® Resource Center, you can contact us at 1-800-BABY123. Our hours are: Monday – Friday 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. CST/CDT Saturday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CST/CDT. Please have your order number ready when you call.

      • Orders must be returned within 30 days of the purchase date.
      • Returns will only be accepted for full and unopened packages and must have at least 2 months of shelf life remaining.
      • Shipping charges cannot be refunded.

       

      Related: Terms of Sale

      Standard and APO/FPO Shipping

      Orders placed on Enfamil.com or through our Enfamil Resource Center can only be shipped within/to the 50 states, we do not ship to territories, Puerto Rico, or PO Boxes.

      Orders though Enfamil.com or orders placed through our Enfamil® Resource Center can be shipped to military addresses. Shipping times do take longer and are estimated to arrive in 1-2 weeks. To set up your order for APO/FPO shipping please use the following:

      Country – United States
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      ZIP – Please enter the associated zip code
      City – Please enter either "FPO" or "APO"

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