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Here is a collection of shorter articles if you only have limited time. Designed to be about 4-5 minutes each to read, many contain links to much more in-depth information should you want to take a deeper-dive into any one topic.
Substitute milk products and wildlife formulas -
√ Milk replacer testing and new products summary update - 2023 (PDF)
√ KMR (2021) - increased unsaturated fat and elevated rancidity.
√ Esbilac (new in 2022) - still an instant mix?
√ Milk replacer lab tests (2021) - summary and action steps
√ More on formula issues with FAQ's (2019-2020)
√ Substitute milk formulas – What went wrong in 2019? (PDF)
√ Is there a difference between scooping parts vs weighing powder? (PDF)
√ The results are in - the best milk formulas, products and ingredients (PDF)
√ Mother's milk - why it is the starting point for a formula
√ Formula preparation and mixing guide
√ Formula preparation - resting time makes a difference
√ Formula preparation - resting time enhances reconstitution (PDF)
√ Formula preparation - mix with water, not hydration solution (PDF)
√ Powdered milk replacer - storage time and temp affect reconstitution
√ Feeding regimen - how many feedings per day (new Jan 2021)
√ Rancidity - what it is and how to detect - (GME testing at elevated levels)
√ A ‘Fussy Eater’, or Possibly Rancid Food?
√ GME® - test results and observations (including rancidity issues)
√ Labels - reading and decoding
√ Lot number - where to find it and what it tells you (about freshness) (PDF)
√ Which has more lactose - Fox Valley UltraBoost or fresh cream?
√ Using heavy whipping cream - how much lactose does it really add to a milk formula?
√ 'Formula' - is this term misunderstood? Misused? Or both?
√ What does '33/40' really mean?
√ Weights vs. parts - what's the difference?
√ Post (Busy) Season Review: Celebrating Success & Seeking Improvement (PDF)
(Check back often as more of these are coming!!)