(Closed) Formula Moms….

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

My sister in law mixes her formula with a special type of bottled water she gets in the baby aisle. Its by Nursery

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Good old tap water for us!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I use the nursery water too!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

tap water

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

We used tap water =)

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

This is probably controversial but I wouldn’t use nursery water since they add a decent amount of fluoride.  The recommended dose of fluoride that nursery water states is for adults and not infants who are still developing.  And most formula already has fluoride added.  Both the CDC and AAP have statements suggesting limiting the amount of fluoride at a young age rather than increasing it.   

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

filtered – Brita – tap water

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@Sunchick19: Same here. But we often bought the fancy pre-mixed bottles.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

When we formula fed it was tap water (well drawn) — always boiled even though sanitation was no issue.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@ troubled thank you for posting.  Darling Husband said he found out it was fine, but I never thought to question where he got his info. Goning to check now!!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@ troubled thank you for posting.  Darling Husband said he found out it was fine, but I never thought to question where he got his info. Goning to check now!!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

With the first baby, I used boiled bottled water.  With the second, I used boiled tap water.  With the third baby, I just used water straight from the tap. 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee

@flamingred:  I started wondering about it when I saw an advertisement for fluoride-free toothpaste for kids.  I guess one of the worries is fluorosis, which causes teeth to be spotted when excess fluoride is consumed.  But excess fluoride has also been associated with weakening of bones and neurological function.  

Here’s a study that looked at nursery water and formula and concluded that together it exceeds recommended levels for fluoride consumption.

http://www.aapd.org/upload/jdc_articles/buzalaf2-71-2.pdf 

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