Childr Health Information

Formula - High Calorie

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Topic: Infant Health Care

This handout was written to answer some of the questions most often asked about high-calorie formula.  Feel free to ask your doctor, dietitian, or nurse practitioner to go over any information you do not understand.

Some babies may need more calories added to their formula to grow.

High calorie formula can be made from regular formula. Regular formulas come in three forms:
• Liquid concentrate that needs to have water added
• Powder plus water
• Ready-to-feed, no water added
A high-calorie formula can be made by adding less water than is usually used to make formula from liquid concentrate or powder.
Calories may be added to your baby’s formula in the form of carbohydrates and fats.  Some common  forms of carbohydrates to add are Polycose and Moducal.  Common forms of fat to add are canola oil, corn oil, microlipid, Duocal and MCT oil.

Your baby’s doctor or dietitian will teach you how to make it at home. Please follow the recipe very carefully.
My baby’s special formula is: _____________________________________

The recipe to make the formula is:

If you have any questions call:
Name: _______________________________________
Phone number: ________________________________

PDF: Child Health Information - HIGH CALORIE FORMULA

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La informacion contenida en este material es unicamente informacion de tipo general. No debe considerarse como completa. Para obtener mas informacion acerca de los complementos para leche materna, por favor pidala a su doctor.
Corregido: 2000, 2008

The information contained in this handout is for general information only and should not be considered complete. For specific information about bathing your baby, please ask your doctor or nurse practitioner.

Additional information may be located in the Family Resource Center, 2nd floor, near the Outpatient Surgery Center. Hours of the center vary; please contact the Family Resource Center at 937-641-3700.

Copyright(c) The Children's Medical Center of Dayton. This material is for educational purposes only. It cannot be reproduced or distributed without permission from Dayton Children's.
Revised: 2000, 2008


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