Enfamil’s Enspire is the brand’s closest formula to breast milk, thanks to the inclusion of proteins found in colostrum, like lactoferrin. (In fact, Enspire is the first and only infant formula in the U.S. to include lactoferrin as an ingredient, according to the brand.)
Did mothers used to make their own formula?
From then until the mid-1950s, some parents used commercial products like this, but most made their own formula at home with ingredients like Karo syrup and canned milk.
What can mothers use in place of formula?
Soy milk may be an option to give babies who are close a year old during the shortage, but not for more than one week. If you can’t find formula and have to use soy milk, be sure to buy the kind that is fortified with calcium and vitamin D. Make sure to change back to formula as soon as some is available.
How do you calculate formula milk?
From 5 days to 3 months, a full-term, healthy baby will need about 150 ml of prepared formula per kilogram of body weight, every day. For example, a baby who weighs 3 kg will need 450 ml of prepared infant formula each day. From 3 to 6 months, this falls to 120 ml of infant formula per kilogram of body weight each day.