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Q : Can I exercise during pregnancy?
A : Moderate exercise can make you feel better during pregnancy. However, consult your doctor to make sure that it’s safe for you to exercise during your pregnancy.
 
Q : What are the advantages of breastfeeding?
A : Breastfeeding helps lay the foundations of a healthy life for a baby and also makes a positive contribution to the health and wider wellbeing of mothers. Breast milk remains the one and only natural, complete and complex nutrition for infant. Additionally, breast milk is full with disease-fighting substances that protect your baby from illness. Breast milk provides an infant with the proper balance of nutrients required for growth and development without straining an infant's developing digestive and kidney systems.
 
Q : How long the baby should keep breastfeeding?
A : World Health Organization (WHO) strongly recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months baby. At six months, other foods should complement breastfeeding for up to two years or more.
 
Q : What is “exclusive breastfeeding”?
A : Exclusive breastfeeding means that babies are not given any foods or liquids other than breast milk for the first 6 months.
 
Q : Should I supplement with formula while breastfeeding?
A : Giving your baby formula may cause him or her do not want as much breast milk. This will decrease your milk supply. Consult pediatrician when you are worried your baby is not eating enough.
 
Q : How often should I breastfeed?
A : In general, your newborn baby will probably feed between 6 to 12 times a day. It very much depends on the baby and mother; therefore get your doctor’s advice.
 
Q : Can I breastfeed if I smoke?
A : The best way is try your hardest to quit. In general, the benefits of breastfeeding outweigh the risks of smoking. Consult doctor if you are heavy smoker.
 

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Q : How will I know if my baby has an allergy?
A : Some babies are allergic to the protein in cow's milk formula. Symptoms of an allergic reaction may include:
• vomiting
• diarrhea
• abdominal pain
• rash
• even some blood in the baby's stools

It's always best to consult with your baby’s pediatrician when the symptoms above arise.
 
Q : Do I need to switch my baby over from follow-on formula to toddler formula at precisely 12 months of age?
A : It is not necessary to make this change at precisely 12 months of age. It very much depends on the baby and, of course, your pediatrician’s advice.
 
Q : How do I safely switch to a different formula?
A : Before making the decision to switch, be sure to talk to your doctor. Parents often assume that formula plays a part in a baby's fussiness, gas, spitting up, or lack of appetite. But often that's not the case.

If giving the OK to switch formulas, your doctor will recommend a way to do it so that your baby's feedings and digestion aren't interrupted. The doctor may suggest mixing the two formulas together little by little, then eventually eliminating the original formula altogether.
 
Q : How long will it take for my baby to adjust to a new formula?
A : Every baby is different, so this is difficult to predict. In general, babies can take anywhere from two days to two weeks to adjust to a new formula, although some babies adjust right away. It's always best to consult with your baby’s pediatrician before making formula changes.
 
Q : Should I use boiled water when making infant formula?
A : It does not recommend preparing formula with boiling hot water due to problems with physical stability of the formula (e.g., clumping or separation) and nutrient degradation.
 
Q : Can milk powder prepared with cold water?
A : Although preparation in cold water does no harm to the milk formula, it is advisable to follow the instructions for use, i.e. preparation with lukewarm water. When the formula is prepared with cold water, the powder might not be properly dissolved.
 
Q : Can I prepare infant formula and keep it in the fridge?
A : Australia New Zealand Food Standards states that “if a bottle of made up infant formula is to be stored prior to use, it must be refrigerated and used with 24 hours”.

However, it recommends where possible that each infant feed be made up individually just prior to use.
 
Q : How do you heat up infant formula?
A : Infant formula that has been prepared in advance and stored in the refrigerator (for no longer than 24 hours) can be heated up by standing in a pot of warm water.

Never, ever put your baby’s bottle into the microwave. Microwaves can create uneven ‘hotspots’ in the water and can potentially burn your baby’s mouth.

Before feeding, test the temperature of the formula by putting a drop on your wrist. If it’s body temperature then it’s at the right feeding temperature for your baby to drink.
 
Q : Can I freeze infant formula?
A : Freezing made-up formula is not recommended.
 
Q : How long can a bottle of infant formula remain unrefrigerated?
A : Baby formula that is removed from refrigeration should be used within two hours or discarded.
 
Q : Should I reheat the bottle after feeding part of it to my baby?
A : No. Once a baby has nursed from a bottle, microorganisms from the baby's mouth are introduced into the formula. If any unused portion of formula is refrigerated and reheated, these microorganisms will have the opportunity to multiply. Neither refrigeration nor reheating will prevent this growth. Therefore, you should fill each bottle with only the amount of formula needed for one feeding. After feeding, if any formula remains unused in the bottle, it should be discarded.
 
Q : My baby suffers constipation. Can I dilute the milk?
A : No, the milk is not advisable to dilute to ensure that your baby gets the maximum nutrients from the milk.
 

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Q : What is the different between Instant and Non-Instant (Regular) milk powder?
A : Instant milk powder requires little stirring and it dissolve easily in water. Non-Instant milk powder requires more stirring and it dissolve perfectly with warm water.