A.D. asks from Elmira, NY on July 23, 2008
K.M. answers from New York on July 23, 2008
I switched my baby to gentlease at 5 weeks and it ahs made a difference. Although he is still gassy(not as much) he is not as bothered by it when he passes it. Hope this helps.
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D. answers from New York on July 23, 2008
One of the things we did was add the baby gas drops to the bottle instead of giving it to the baby. That always seemed to help with both my kids. Also, you can try the playtex drop in bottles. These bottles are great because you push up the liner and get out the air from the bottle before you feed and the liner collapses as you feed so the baby gets less air in their belly. After being on the lipil my daughter refused to drink the gentlease. We got a free sample and we tried it. The powder is totally different and I'm sure the taste is too.
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S.B. answers from Albany on July 24, 2008
If you go to the Enfamil website you can read about the products and what each is good for (i.e. fussiness, gas, etc). You can also contact Enfamil directly and speak with a VERY helpful customer service rep who will probably offer to send you some of the formula you choose to sample. There were 2 separate occassions that I called and was surprisingly sent 6 cans of ready made enfamil lactofree!
S.R. answers from Albany on July 24, 2008
My son was started on the Enfamil Lipil in the hospital and seemed to be fine. After a few weeks of being settled in at home, though, it became a different story! We ended up putting him on the Gentlease after having little/no luck with Mylicon. This was also after a horrible bout of constipation. I'd consult with your pediatrician first. Otherwise, I'd recommend trying the Mylicon before switching formula. We're still using the Gentlease with our little guy (not so little at 10 months!) and he's a happy camper.
Congrats on the birth of your son - and enjoy every moment!
W.M. answers from New York on July 24, 2008
I tried the Gentlease for the same reason at the same age. It didn't completely do the trick. We ended up switching to the Lacto-free and was on that for another couple months. Eventually though, we found out that the gas/discomfort was actually acid reflux and we had to go on Zantac and we then switched formulas to Nutramigen. Love that stuff!
M.D. answers from New York on July 24, 2008
My daughter was and still is a gassy baby! Are you nursing too? or just formula? I use the gentle ease for my daughter and she does really well with it. I am nursing, pumping and using formula.I told her ped. about her being gassy and he said to use the gentle ease as well as to take certain gassy foods out of my diet.Example: brocolli, peppers, sauces , spicy things also cut back on dairy. She is doing much better, and is a very happy and content baby. You can also try to help your baby pass the gas by rubbing his lower back and tummy or lying him on his back and gently bring his legs up to his chest and back. I recommend gentle ease because it is a lot gentler on baby's tummy. It works for our daughter! Hope this helped!
E.G. answers from New York on July 24, 2008
Yes, it worked great but I realized it was made of sugar (read the ingredients) so I decided not to give it to my son and we stuck it out. I found he had the worst gas with similac. Every baby is different. If you don't care about the sugar then go for it!
A.F. answers from New York on July 24, 2008
i had 3 gassy babies and i swear by Enfamil Lactose Free formula and it is not as expensive as the Gentlease.