N.A. asks from Carmel, IN on June 27, 2007
Formula Feeding Help
need help with formula. I beast deeded my baby for her first three weeks and then I switch to formula.at the begining I chose the enfamil lipil with Iron(powder). my baby got constipation and she was crying so bad every time i ws feed her like she in kind of pain and she was not able to eat vety well. then I switch to prosoby,nutrugim (powder kind) and non of them seems to help. then we switch back to the enfamil lipil with Iron, ready to use formula and she is doing alot better but i have two problems know: one is that my baby has alot of gas, second, she spitting up alot. we used prylosec for her spitting but that does not help. so I need help. thanks.
T.K. answers from Owensboro on August 23, 2007
I experienced the same exact thing with my daughter. I finally switched to Enfamiil Gentle-ease formula and it all eventually lined out. She immediately stopped crying with her feedings. Good luck, I know that it's very frustrating.
A.M. answers from Louisville on July 10, 2007
My sister had the same problem with her son, and she put him on Enfamil Gentlease. The switch has made a world of difference with him! He too was spitting up quite a bit, and she brought it up to the pediatrician. He told her that if the baby didn't scream or projectile vomit, then it wasn't anything to worry about. I hope this helps.
J.C. answers from Fort Wayne on July 01, 2007
Try burping her more often. Both of my kids spit up A LOT, until I tried feeding for about 5 minutes or less, than burping, than 5 more, than burping, etc. Sometimes it would take forever to get a burp, but it's the only way I could get them to stop spitting up all the time.
A.C. answers from Evansville on June 27, 2007
I had the same problem when I switched my son from breast to bottle at six weeks. After trying several things we went with Enfamil Lipil Low Iron. It took a few days for the other to clear his system, but once it did he was a new child. Iron is hard on a baby and some just don't handel it as well as others. My son also had acid reflux and had to be on meds, but we had less spit up, gas, and constipation with the low iron. Also, don't over feed her. I guess it has to do with the acid reflux, but anytime my son would take more than usual (even as little as an ounce) and then try to roll over or sit up, he would spit up worse than usual. Hope this helps. A.
H.K. answers from Indianapolis on June 27, 2007
To me it sounds like she really doesn't need the iron. That can cause constipation. Call your doctor though to see what they say.
A.S. answers from Fort Wayne on July 02, 2007
You could also put gas drops in the formula they are safe and it helped my daughter who was a premie and got gas quite a bit. We to also used the enfimal lipol with iron.
D.W. answers from Jacksonville on July 10, 2007
You should try Nestle Good Start. It is broken up a little better I think, and my boys took to it very well.
A.J. answers from Louisville on June 28, 2007
Hi! My name is A. and I am a child care provider. I currently run a small in home nursery. I can say that the formula I have seen the most success with, and the best tolerance with regarding gas and spit up, would be Nestle DHA & ARA. It is healthy and easy to digest. You can also try adding some rice cereal to your formula (about a spoon full for every 2 ounces) this helps with spitting up and acid reflux, but can sometimes cause gas, but Mylicon (simethicone drops) are very effective in treating gas. If symptoms persist, I would make an appt with the pediatrician, these symptoms can be a sign of serious reflux, or possibly a more serious condition called pyloric stenosis, which usually develops between 1 and 2 months of age. Hope this helps!! A. J
M.S. answers from Bloomington on June 28, 2007
Consider relactating, your baby is not tolerating formula well at all: http://www.kellymom.com/bf/supply/relactation.html
B.K. answers from Lexington on June 28, 2007
try thickening the formula up with some cereal. my son has to have his formula thickened, if its not he throws it back up. he was on so many different kinds of formula i didnt think he would ever get straignted out. but once we used cereal to thicken up his good start supreme (powder) it worked. good luck!!