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An innovative

formula is born.

Welcome

Enfamil ®

Enspire .

Meet an exceptional formula with two components also found in

breast milk. MFGM fosters brain development. And Lactoferrin

supports the immune system. Together with DHA, they create

a formula that’s our closest to breast milk—for the nourishment

your baby deserves.

INTRODUCTION

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Exciting. Challenging. Rewarding.

Let us help guide you.

Breastfeeding ........................................................................................................................................ 4 – 23

Benefits of Breast Milk • Nutrition • Breastfeeding How-To • Pumping Breast Milk

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Supplementing & Weaning ......................................................................................................... 24 – 35

Bottle-feeding Tips • Weaning Tips • Preparing Bottles •

Using and Storing Formula • Feeding Guidelines

Choosing Formula ........................................................................................................................... 36 – 49

Important Attributes & Nutrients • Supplementing • Routine Feeding

Solutions for Feeding Issues • Vitamin Supplements

Your Baby’s Development .......................................................................................................... 50 – 57

Baby’s Daily Care .............................................................................................................................. 58 – 67

Sleeping • Bowel Habits

Extra Help ............................................................................................................................................... 68 – 71

Immunization Chart • Social

Helpful Charts

Growth Chart.......................................................17

Normal Poop Color Chart ..........................65

Daily Feeding Chart....................................... 35

Immunization Chart.......................................68

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Questions?

We’re happy

to help.

For help feeding your baby and other

baby care questions:

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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BREASTFEEDING

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ESSENTIALS

Colostrum, the first breast milk, provides

nutrients a newborn needs in the first few

days, including many protective substances.

Many moms breastfeed their newborn to

pass along these benefits. See page 12

for breastfeeding how-to’s.

BREASTFEEDING

BREASTFEEDING

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Breastfeeding is a

wonderful way to nourish

your baby while you

create a loving bond.

BREASTFEEDING

Breastfeeding is a special time as you and your baby create a strong

emotional bond. And the sense of well-being you experience isn’t

just your imagination. Your body produces powerful hormones,

prolactin and oxytocin, which create nurturing and loving sensations

as you breastfeed.

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INSPIRATION

Sensitive nipples are common. Apply breast

milk or medical-grade lanolin to heal them.

BREASTFEEDING

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BREASTFEEDING

ESSENTIALS

Every time you breastfeed, alternate the

breast you offer first to make sure a full

supply of milk is stimulated on each side.

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Colostrum, your own rich

milk for baby’s first days.

When your baby is born, your body produces a thick fluid called

colostrum. It’s yellow or orange in color and is packed with protein

and vital nutrients that are easy for your baby to digest. It helps him

get into a routine of sucking, breathing and swallowing. As he does,

your milk gradually changes for your baby’s increasing appetite.

Breast milk.

From nutrition to antibodies, breast milk is an excellent start for your

baby. For infant nutrition, breast milk may be the most complete

food made by nature. Breast milk provides protein, carbohydrates

and fat your baby needs to be healthy. It also has substances that

protect your baby against many diseases—and some that may help

for a long time to come.

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A few of breast milk’s

nutrients and what they do.

Choline is a nutrient 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 helps

control muscles.

BREASTFEEDING

DHA and ARA are fatty acids and are building blocks for your baby’s

brain and eyes. Your baby gets DHA and ARA from you during pregnancy.

After birth, DHA and ARA are found in breast milk. While a daily value for

DHA has not been established, expert panels have recommended at least

200 mg a day for pregnant and nursing women.

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Prebiotics also play an important role in your baby’s health. These help

to feed “good bacteria” that are beneficial to your baby’s digestive system

—where nearly 70% of your baby’s immune system is located. Prebiotics

help your baby build his own defenses, which in turn help him stay healthy.

Iron is important at any age, and that includes babies. It’s an essential part

of hemoglobin, which helps transport oxygen in red blood cells. Iron is also

important for psychomotor and mental development in infants and children.

Vitamin D is another important nutrient because it helps your baby absorb

calcium needed to build and strengthen his growing bones.

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Step-by-step

guide for nursing.

Whether you chose to have a lactation consultant or have talked with

friends and family who have breastfed their children, here are some

starting points. Not an instant success? Don’t worry. With a little practice

you’ll both be just fine.

BREASTFEEDING

Breastfeeding relies on your baby being in a good position to latch on to

your breast effectively so he gets the milk. Your milk supply is stimulated,

and sore nipples are prevented. Some babies latch naturally while others

may need a little help.

step 1. Position baby’s face and body so he’s facing you with his

head at the level of your breast.

step 2. Once he is in the proper position, carefully guide him

toward the breast so that he can latch on properly. It will be

necessary to support your breast. To do this, using your free

hand, place four fingers under your breast and your thumb

on top to present the nipple to him. Ensure your thumb is

well away from the areola (the dark area around your nipple).

step 3.

Provide gentle compression on your breast with

your fingers to make it easier for him to latch on.

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step 4.

Gently touch his lower lip with your nipple to stimulate his

rooting reflex (this causes him to open his mouth widely).

BREASTFEEDING

step 5.

When he opens his mouth widely (like he would be yawning),

quickly draw him close and place his open mouth fully on your

breast. If your baby’s head is pushed into the breast too closely,

pull his bottom upward and closer to you so his head will move

back (chin, cheeks and nose should be touching your breast).

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Breastfeeding

successfully.

Properly latched on.

BREASTFEEDING

Baby is properly latched on when his lips cover the areola and the nipple is well

inside his mouth. When your baby is well aligned, you should be able to draw a

straight line that connects the baby’s ear, shoulder and hip, on either side of his

body. For more information on positions, visit enfamil.com/breastfeeding.

Signs you’re nursing correctly:

• His chin, cheeks and nose are resting against your breast.

• He’s sucking rhythmically and deeply.

• He’s swallowing regularly.

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Make adjustments if:

Your baby’s head is not in line with his body.

• He’s sucking on the nipple only, instead of the entire

areola with the nipple far into his mouth.

• You don’t hear him swallowing regularly after your

milk production has increased.

Releasing the baby from your breast.

Gently sliding your finger between the baby’s mouth and your

breast releases the suction and detaches the baby comfortably

from your breast.

BREASTFEEDING

Position yourself for success.

There is no absolute right or wrong way to hold your baby for

breastfeeding. Every mom and baby find a position that works

for them. It’s also a good idea to switch positions after a while

to make it easier on your body.

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Is your baby getting

enough milk?

Signs that your baby is well fed:

• Nurses at least 8 to 12 times every 24 hours.

• Has 6 or more wet diapers per day, with colorless or pale yellow

urine, by 5 to 7 days of life.

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• Breastfeeds for 10 minutes or more, but not longer than 60 minutes.

• Seems satisfied and happy for an average of 1 to 3 hours

between feedings.

You can also tell by his bowel movements:

• Days 1 and 2, 1 or 2 bowel movements per day, with blackish, tarry stools.

• Days 3 and 4, at least 2 stools per day that are beginning to appear

greenish to yellow.

• Days 5 to 7, his stools should be yellow, 3–4 per day.

• After this, your baby will often have a stool after each feeding

for the first month.

See page 64 for more information on bowel habits.

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A baby’s growth over

the first 18 months.

Appropriate weight gain is another key way to know he’s feeding

enough and his growth is on track.

Weight (pounds)

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22

20

18

16

14

12

10

8

6

4

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Birth weight doubles

Birth weight triples

Boy

Girl

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0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Age (months)

Data shown is based on the 50th percentile weight-for-age published by the

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, November 1, 2009.

Source: WHO Child Growth Standards.

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BREASTFEEDING

Pumping is an option.

Keep your baby fed with breast milk—from a bottle.

Whether you’re going back to work or have another change in your routine,

using a pump to collect breast milk can be a great solution. Pumps also

come in handy if you want to pump milk so your partner, a family member

or caregiver can feed your baby.

Using breast pumps.

There are several types of pumps available, from manual to electric,

or single pump to double pump. All of them use a funnel-shaped adaptor

that fits over your breast.

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BREASTFEEDING

ESSENTIALS

If you’ll be going back to work and want to

pump there, the law in some states requires

that companies over a certain size provide

a Mother’s Room. Make sure the room has

an outlet, comfortable chair and a fridge.

That way you’ll have what you need when

you feel the need.

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Storing breast milk.

Whether you’ve expressed milk by hand or used a pump,

be sure to store it properly:

• Always use clean containers with secure lids, preferably ones that have been

washed in a dishwasher.

• Always label the containers with the date.

• It’s safest to use your chilled milk within 48 hours of refrigerated storage.

BREASTFEEDING

• Don’t add fresh milk to already-frozen milk in a container.

• Breast milk can be stored in the freezer attached to a refrigerator for 1 month,

or for 3–6 months in a deep freezer (0 degrees F or below).

• Thaw breast milk in the refrigerator or by placing it in a bowl of warm water.

• Never use a microwave to thaw milk or heat bottles. Microwaves heat unevenly

and could cause serious burns to your baby.

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Good things to know

about breastfeeding.

New moms have questions. Here are a few things you may

not know about breastfeeding:

• Breastfeeding for 12 months is recommended, but any amount is beneficial.

• Giving birth by C-section has little effect on breastfeeding ability.

• Newborns nurse 8–12 times in 24 hours, so try to sleep when your baby sleeps.

• Breastfeeding can help you lose the baby weight.

• If your baby has short, frenzied feedings, it may mean that your let-down

reflex is slower than he’d like. Try expressing some milk first.

• Frequent breastfeeding will help prevent uncomfortable engorgement.

• For clogged milk ducts, massage each breast starting from the outside

and working toward the nipple.

• Drink enough water and other non-caffeinated beverages so you

don’t get thirsty.

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Source: American Academy of Pediatrics.

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BREASTFEEDING

A healthy diet is

important—for you

and your baby.

Breastfeeding and your nutrition.

Your breast milk will be your baby’s sole nutrition for many months

of his early growth, so you’ll want to make sure that you’re up for the job.

And that means eating right, just as you did during pregnancy.

What you eat and drink: a few guidelines.

You’ve probably heard that certain foods and drinks can affect

your milk and also how it tastes to your baby, so here are a few tips:

• If you need to take any medication, always check with your doctor first.

• Some breastfed babies are fussy after their moms eat spicy or gassy foods.

• Avoid fish that are known to be high in mercury: tilefish, king mackerel and swordfish.

• Drink plenty of non-caffeinated beverages to keep hydrated while breastfeeding.

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ESSENTIALS

BREASTFEEDING

Not only should you eat balanced meals

while you’re breastfeeding, but you should

also consume about 300 more calories

every day than you did before you were

pregnant. You need these extra calories

to keep your baby growing.

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SUPPLEMENTING & WEANING

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SUPPLEMENTING

& WEANING

ESSENTIALS

SUPPLEMENTING & WEANING

Many moms have found that making the

change to bottle-feeding is easier when

someone other than mom offers the bottle.

And a different feeding location can also

help your baby adapt.

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Like every new skill,

bottle-feeding takes

a little practice.

SUPPLEMENTING & WEANING

There may be a little learning curve as your baby adjusts to a new feeding

routine. And once you know the basic hygiene and preparation needed

for Enspire, you’ll have a new routine, too.

Everyday bottle-feeding tips.

• Warm a bottle by placing it in a bowl of hot (but not boiling)

water. Never in the microwave.

• You may need to try different types of nipples to find the one

your baby likes.

• Angle the bottle so your baby isn’t sucking air. Burp your baby

several times during feeding.

• Don’t let your baby fall asleep with the bottle in his mouth.

Give him a pacifier instead.

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And to reduce spitting up:

• Try smaller, more frequent feedings. Feeding your baby too much can

contribute to spitting up.

• Take time to burp your baby. Frequent burps during and after each feeding

can keep air from building up in your baby’s stomach.

• Keep feedings calm. Feed your baby at the first signs of hunger,

before he starts fussing and crying. Avoid overstimulation.

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Weaning your baby.

Either of you can make

the first move.

SUPPLEMENTING & WEANING

At some stage you’ll start thinking about weaning your baby off breastfeeding.

Weaning may begin when babies start eating solid foods. Either way, you can make

the transition gradually and be confident that you and your baby are prepared.

When your baby starts eating solid foods, breast milk or formula will still provide

the majority of his nutrition. And don’t include cow’s milk as part of his diet until

he turns one year of age.

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ESSENTIALS

From months 1 to 4, your baby should gain

about 1.5 to 2 pounds each month and grow

about 1 to 1.5 inches.

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Tips for weaning.

Start with a daily bottle of breast milk.

Begin by giving him a daily bottle of pumped breast milk when he’s least interested.

Then replace with the second feeding and so on. Gradually, start giving him formula.

SUPPLEMENTING & WEANING

Keep it close to breast milk.

Choose a formula that, like breast milk, is nutritionally balanced and has

DHA and ARA to support his brain and eye development.

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Let your baby guide you.

Your baby will let you know when he’s full. Most babies 3 months and younger

drink about 2 – 4 fluid oz of formula per feeding. If he’s 4 months old, he may be

able to drink 6+ fluid oz per feeding.

Get your family involved.

Your baby may get confused if you start feeding him with a bottle since he’s

used to your breast. Try having your partner or another family member start

the bottle-feeding.

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Preparing bottles safely.

Clean hygiene.

• Always wash your hands before you prepare bottles or feed your baby.

SUPPLEMENTING & WEANING

• Always make sure the bottles and nipples are clean by washing them

in hot, soapy water or in the dishwasher.

• Ask your baby’s doctor if you need to boil utensils, bottles and nipples

in water before use.

Water safety.

• If you’re preparing powder formula, ask your baby’s doctor if you

need to use sterilized water.

• To sterilize water, bring cold tap water to a rolling boil for 1 minute,

then let it cool to room temperature before mixing.

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Mixing powder formula with water.

• Add powder formula to room temperature (cool) water, shake well to mix

and begin feeding.

• Always read and follow the instructions on the label carefully.

A few formula reminders:

• Never warm a bottle in the microwave. It can cause serious burns.

• Don’t prepare more bottles from powder formula than you’ll use in 24 hours.

• Do not freeze prepared formula.

When preparing infant formula, proper hygiene, preparation, dilution, storage

and usage are extremely important. In fact, your baby’s health depends on you

carefully following the instructions on the product label. Powdered infant formulas

are not sterile and should not be fed to premature babies or those who might

have an immune problem—unless your baby’s doctor tells you otherwise.

SUPPLEMENTING & WEANING

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Storage instructions

for prepared formula.

SUPPLEMENTING & WEANING

Prepared

from Powder

Prepared from

Concentrate

or Ready to Use

refrigeration room temperature after feeding begins

Store at 35 – 40°F

(2 – 4°C) no longer

than 24 hours.

Store at 35 - 40°F (2 -

4°C) no longer than 24

hours for 2 fl oz and 6

fl oz RTU or 48 hours

for 8 fl oz and 32 fl oz

RTU. No longer than

48 hours for 13 fl oz

concentrate.

Keep no longer than

a total of 2 hours;

if bottle is warmed,

discard after 1 hour.

Keep no longer than

a total of 2 hours;

if bottle is warmed,

discard after 1 hour.

Feed within 1 hour

or discard; do not

refrigerate for later

feedings.

Feed within 1 hour

or discard; do not

refrigerate for later

feedings.

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Formula-feeding chart.

Use these guidelines for

age-appropriate feeding.

age amount schedule

1 month 2 – 3 fl oz every 3 – 4 hours

2 months 3 – 5 fl oz every 3 – 4 hours

3 months 4 – 6 fl oz every 4 – 5 hours

4 months 5 – 7 fl oz every 4 – 5 waking hours

5 months 5 – 7 fl oz every 4 – 6 waking hours

6 – 8 months 6 – 8 fl oz every 4 – 6 waking hours

SUPPLEMENTING & WEANING

9 – 12 months 7 – 8 fl oz every 5 – 6 waking hours

Have questions? Visit enspireformula.com or speak with one of our feeding experts at 1-888-777-3395.

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CHOOSING FORMULA

CHOOSING

A FORMULA

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ESSENTIALS

Breast milk changes as your baby grows,

and a newborn’s nutritional needs are

different from an older infant’s. When

choosing a baby formula, look for one

that, like breast milk, provides balanced

nutrition for all stages.

CHOOSING FORMULA

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CHOOSING FORMULA

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Now, selecting a formula includes

an exceptional choice.

If you’re thinking about formula-feeding, you want to make an informed decision.

Today, there’s Enspire. And when you know more about it, you’ll understand why

it’s an excellent choice.

CHOOSING FORMULA

ESSENTIALS

Your baby’s brain will grow 85% in the first

three years, so brain-nourishing DHA is

especially important during this period.

That’s why Enfamil ® infant formulas all

have DHA as recommended by experts.

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CHOOSING FORMULA

Learn why Enspire is

an innovative new formula.

One your baby deserves.

Enspire is the only formula that has MFGM and Lactoferrin. All infant

formulas may have inherent trace levels of these components, but only

Enspire is designed to have them as specific components. And like

every Enfamil ® formula, Enspire has brain-nourishing DHA. It’s Enfamil’s

closest formula to breast milk—which is what you might expect from

the #1 brand recommended by pediatricians.

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CHOOSING FORMULA

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CHOOSING FORMULA

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What inspired Enspire .

Enspire is the culmination of many years of research. Mead Johnson, the

maker of Enspire and the Enfamil ®

brand, collaborated with hundreds of

experts in the scientific community who have analyzed clinical studies and

thousands of data points to identify important components in breast milk and

how they work to benefit babies.

CHOOSING FORMULA

Selecting MFGM and Lactoferrin as a foundation for Enspire is another

milestone along our journey to unlock the secrets of breast milk and its

nutritional composition.

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Nutrition for your baby’s

first year—and beyond.

CHOOSING FORMULA

For the first twelve months.

Enspire is a new era in nourishment. One that’s closer than

ever to breast milk. Its gentle nutrition is designed for an infant’s

complex needs throughout her first year.

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ESSENTIALS

85% of a child’s brain growth

occurs by age 3.

CHOOSING FORMULA

And tailored for toddler nutrition.

What happens when your baby is ready to graduate from Enspire as

she reaches her first birthday? Many moms look forward to serving milk,

but regular milk doesn’t have the tailored nutrition of Enfagrow ® Toddler

Next Step. Next Step has brain-nourishing DHA, calcium, iron and 22

total nutrients selected especially for these years of rapid growth and

development.

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From fussiness and gas to colic

due to cow’s milk allergy, Enfamil ®

products include formulas tailored

to help ease feeding issues.

CHOOSING FORMULA

Enfamil ® Gentlease ®

Recommended for

fussiness and gas

by more pediatricians

than any other brand*

The #1 formula

brand to

reduce spit-up

Clinically proven to ease fussiness, gas and crying

within 24 hours

• Gentle start for sensitive tummies

• Easy-to-digest gentle protein

• Has complete nutrition such as DHA and

choline to help support brain development

Clinically proven to reduce spit-up

• Nutritionally balanced, unlike adding

rice cereal to formula

• Natural Defense Dual Prebiotics ® blend

for digestive health

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Enfamil A.R.

*Of pediatricians who recommend a specific brand of formula.

• Has complete nutrition such as DHA and

choline to help support brain development


Soy-based to ease fussiness and gas due to

sensitivity to milk-based formula

• Milk-free, lactose-free

• Easy to digest

Enfamil ® ProSobee ®

• Has complete nutrition such as DHA and

choline to help support brain development

Enfamil ® Reguline ®

Designed to promote soft, comfortable stools

• Proven 1 blend of 2 prebiotics to support

baby’s digestive system

• Easy-to-digest proteins

• Gentle, everyday formula that has complete

nutrition such as DHA and choline to help

support brain development

Clinically proven to reduce colic due to cow’s

milk allergy fast, often within 48 hours

• Extensively broken-down proteins that reduce

allergen exposure

CHOOSING FORMULA

• Powdered form includes Probiotic LGG

to help support digestive health

Nutramigen ® with Enflora LGG ®†

1 Proven in Enfamil® Infant formula.

• Has complete nutrition such as DHA and

choline to help support brain development

†LGG is a registered trademark of Valio Ltd.

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Breastfeeding? Remember

these important supplements.

CHOOSING FORMULA

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Expecta ® Dietary Supplements

Enfamil ® D-Vi-Sol ® Vitamin Drops

Give your baby DHA your diet may lack, during

pregnancy and after birth if you’re breastfeeding.

• A DHA and multivitamin/mineral supplement

• Helps meet the nutritional needs of mom and baby

• Mercury-free

• Choline and DHA to help support brain development*†

• 100% daily value of folic acid

Give breastfed babies the amount of vitamin D they

need.

• Delivers 100% of the daily value of vitamin D

(400 IU)—in a single daily dropper

• Provides the amount of vitamin D (400 IU)

recommended for infants by the American Academy

of Pediatrics and the Institute of Medicine

• Complements breast milk

CHOOSING FORMULA

*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

† The effects of DHA on infant brain and eye development have been studied using a range of methods and different sources of DHA including fish oils and

DHA derived from algae (which is the source used in Expecta). The chemical structure of DHA is the same, regardless of which of these sources is used.

For more information, consult your physician or visit our website at: www.enfamil.com.

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MILESTONE DEVELOPMENT

YOUR BABY’S

DEVELOPMENT

ESSENTIALS

DHA is important to your baby’s brain

and eye development, vitamin D helps

her absorb the calcium that builds strong

bones, and prebiotics may help support

her immune system.

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MILESTONE DEVELOPMENT

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Some important

first-year milestones.

MILESTONE DEVELOPMENT

Watching your tiny baby grow and develop into a person with

his own personality is one of the most magical things about being

a parent. From his first smile to first steps and first words, there

are so many exciting moments to look forward to. The nourishment

your baby receives is vital to this normal development, so make sure

he has complete nutrition every step of the way.

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ESSENTIALS

Indulge your toddler’s enthusiasm

for other children by arranging play

dates and other activities that keep

him socially engaged with others.

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MILESTONE DEVELOPMENT

What to look forward to.

Newborn (through 3 months).

Cooing

At about 2 months, your newborn may start repeating some sounds like ah-ah-ah

or ooh-ooh-ooh. Imitating him will encourage him to vocalize even more.

Smiling

One of the most exciting moments with your newborn is his first smile. Smiles often

begin in sleep at the end of the first month.

Expert advice: Encouraging your baby to mingle with other babies will help build his

social skills. Let them look at each other, smile, make sounds and reach out to touch.

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Infant (through 12 months).

Grasping

You may be surprised at how firmly your baby can hold onto a toy or your finger.

It’s the sign of another powerful milestone.

Crawling

MILESTONE DEVELOPMENT

Soon he’ll be a busy infant who’s learned to roll over, sit and even start crawling

across a room.

Expert advice: While play is full of fun, immunizations at this age can be traumatic. Speak

to your baby reassuringly to help him get through the process and give him a hug afterward.

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Toddler (9 months and up).

First words

Your baby’s first words will be forever etched in your memory as she begins

to build her vocabulary.

Standing

MILESTONE DEVELOPMENT

At around 9 to 12 months, your baby will become even more active and learn

that he can pull himself into a standing position. Gradually he’ll also discover

that he can walk by holding your hand or holding onto furniture.

Expert advice: Introducing your toddler to new environments such as new

playgrounds and the grocery store will help expand his daily learning.

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A few specific activities you can do with your baby to stimulate

his milestone development:

Newborn

• Spending “tummy time” with your newborn helps encourage her to lift

her head, building her neck and back muscles that will eventually

lead to rolling over and crawling.

• Touching your newborn’s feet and hands makes him aware of his body

parts and what they can do.

Infant

• Supporting your baby on his legs helps build leg muscles that will eventually

help him walk.

• Pointing and waving to your baby encourage him to mimic your gestures.

Toddler

• Expand his growing verbal skills. If he says “car,” use that word in a sentence.

And explain things as they’re happening to make a “learning” conversation.

• Playing games by hiding objects for your toddler to find is a good way

to build his cognitive skills.

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BABY’S DAILY CARE

ESSENTIALS

BABY’S

DAILY CARE

Put your baby to bed when she’s drowsy,

not already asleep. This will help her learn

to fall asleep in her own bed. Holding her

until she’s asleep may make it harder for

her to go back to sleep if she awakens

during the night.

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BABY’S DAILY CARE

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BABY’S DAILY CARE

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The power of a

good night’s sleep.

In the first few months, your baby’s daily activities revolve around eating,

sleeping and eliminating. With a little bit of knowledge, you can be more

attuned to your baby’s needs.

While your newborn probably isn’t sleeping through the night just yet,

quality sleep is important. And one of the best ways to ensure your baby

sleeps well is through good nutrition. If he’s getting all the nutrients he

needs to grow and develop, he’s more likely to sleep for longer stretches

before feeding again.

ESSENTIALS

BABY’S DAILY CARE

Babies have a natural reflex, called the

Moro reflex, that causes them to startle

themselves during sleep—and wakes them

up. A good way to keep your baby happily

asleep is to bundle him in a blanket so his

arms and legs are secure.

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Sleep patterns in

the first 3 months:

birth to 3 weeks month 2 month 3

BABY’S DAILY CARE

Most babies sleep

12 to 20 hours a day.

They are awake

every 2 to 3 hours

for feeding.

Most babies start

sleeping in longer

stretches including

one very long sleep

every 24 hours.

By this stage, two-thirds

of a baby’s sleep will be

at night.

Sleep safely.

• Babies are safest sleeping on their backs.

• Never put your baby to bed on her stomach or on her side.

• Tummy time is for when your baby is awake and being watched.

It will also help her build the strength that leads to crawling.

ESSENTIALS

Avoid flat spots developing on your baby’s

head by alternating which end of the crib

mattress you use for your baby’s head.

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Baby’s bowel movements.

How he feeds makes all the

difference.

Newborn feeding and pooping.

BABY’S DAILY CARE

Not surprisingly, poop patterns vary between newborns, even if they

are on the same feeding schedule and style of feeding. Also, variation

in both color and consistency of a baby’s stools is normal. The chart

on the next page gives you an idea of what to expect.

Enfamil® Reguline® is a formula that is designed to promote soft, comfortable stools.

For more about Reguline, see page 47.

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From yellow to green,

these colors are normal.

color

meaning

black, dark green the first days after birth, called meconium

greenish brown, yellow mustard breast milk fed

tan, yellow, green

formula-fed

greenish brown

start of eating solid food

Watery, white or red bowel movements are not normal. Call your pediatrician immediately.

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Other bowel movement need-to-know information.

• Hard, dry stools can mean he’s not getting enough fluid or that he’s

losing fluid due to heat, fever or illness.

• A sudden increase in frequency with more liquid may be diarrhea.

• Diarrhea can be caused by an intestinal infection.

• If your baby is under 2 months old, call your doctor if he has diarrhea,

especially if he has a fever.

BABY’S DAILY CARE

Urination need-to-know’s.

• After the first few days, most newborns urinate every 2 – 3 hours

or 6 – 8 times a day.

• Urination should never be painful. Call your pediatrician if your

baby is straining.

• Urine should be a light to dark yellow, darker if your baby is drinking less.

• A pink stain on the diaper is usually highly concentrated urine, not blood.

• Blood in urine is not normal. Call your pediatrician if you see this.

ESSENTIALS

If your newborn’s bowel movements

become watery or more frequent than

usual, consult your baby’s doctor.

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Vaccine recommendations change every year so be sure to ask your

pediatrician for the most current schedule. Also, many vaccines can be

combined, so that reduces the total number of shots your baby receives.

Immunization chart.

Vaccinations recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics:

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vaccination

Hepatitis B

Polio

DTaP

Rotavirus

age

birth, 1 – 2 months, then 6 – 18 months

at 2 and 4 months, then at 6 – 18 months

at 2, 4, and 6 months, then at 15 – 18 months

at 2, 4, and 6 months

Hib

Influenza

Hepatitis A

Pneumococcal

Varicella

MMR

at 2, 4, and 6 months, then at 12 – 15 months

6 months, then annually

12 - 24 months

12 - 24 months

12 – 15 months

12 – 15 months

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Flex your social skills.

Ideas. Advice. Inspiration. As you might expect,

Enspire has great avenues for you to explore.

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Join us on Pinterest.

Find inspiration. Discover

ideas to spark your creativity

on Pinterest.

Join us on Facebook.

Find common ground.

Join the conversation and

share with other moms.

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