Health: Enfamil

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Infant First Flight

Hi Moms! We are taking our 3 month old son on his first flight. I don't have one specific question, but am more just looking for advice. I am a little concerned about his ears, if anyone has anything to share about helping with pressure change that would be great. I also am looking for a decent travel bottle warmer. Any advice on these two topics would be greatly appreciated. Thanks to all in advance!


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Question Regarding Enfamil a R

I just started feeding my six month old Enfamil A R because she was spitting up quite frequently and I have a question whether I should still be supplementing with rice cereal being that this formula already has rice starch in the formula. Should I still be giving her rice cereal or oatmeal? I dont want her to gain unnecessary added weight due to extra cereal feedings. Any suggestions from mothers out there that feed their babies Enfamil A R? Thanks :)


Similac Vs. Enfamil

Hello Mommies! I have a newborn, only 13 days old. We've figured out she...

Childhood Illnesses

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Is My 11 Month Old Fighting off an Illness?

My 11 month old has had diarrhea for the past 3 days. She is not throwing up, nor does she have a fever. I can't think what it could be. I am taking her to her Pedi tomorrow but I just wanted to see what others experience was with this. My oldest had this issue when she was this age but it was an allergic reaction to her medication. This is out of no where. Unlike my other daughter, my 11 month old won't drink the pedialyte. I am worried about her being dehydrated. Also, do you think she is fighting off an illness? I'm just hoping this...

Children's Hospital

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Enfamil or Similac

Hi ladies, I am wondering if any of you have had the experience of using both of these brands and can help me make a decision on which to go with. I used Similac Isolmil Advanced with my daughter but just read a study that the Enfamil ProSobee Lipil has higher levels of nutrients in it than the Similac. I am so used to the name brand Similac that using something different worries me without some input. If any of you could share your experiences with me I would appreciate it! Also, just in case, I am not at all against breast feeding and...


Enfamil Vs. Similac

I was wondering how important it is to keep your baby on the same formula or...


Similac Vs. Enfamil

Hello Mommies! I have a newborn, only 13 days old. We've figured out she...


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Newborn with Bad Gas, Possible Milk Intolerance?

My daughter is 6 weeks old and I think she may have a milk allergy or intolerance but I'm not sure. She cries as though she is in pain throughout the day and when she cries her body gets stiff and when I'm holding her I can feel her pushing as though she is trying to pass gas which makes me think she is constipated. I explained this to her doctor at her 4 week check up and he said it's colic, but I decided to switch her formula from the regular enfamil to enfamil gentlease and things seemed to be better at first, but then she went back to...


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Enfamil Vs. Similac

I was wondering how important it is to keep your baby on the same formula or is it ok to switch. When my baby was born she wasn't able to nurse and my milk hadn't come in, so we supplemented her with Enfamil. Now I am able to provide her expressed breastmilk, but I know it won't last. So here I sit with many, many samples of Enfamil and Similac formula. I hate to give one brand away because it is so expensive so I was wondering if and when the time comes to give her formula, can I just use both?


Which Is Best?

I have been formula feeding my new little girl for almost 2 months now. We...

Diapers & Diaper Changing

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Seeking Advice with Solid Foods and Formula

I have a healthy six month old son (20 lbs, 28 in long already at this age) who recently started eating solid foods. Up until that point, he was drinking Similac w/ Early Shield formula and rice cereal twice a day (he's had the same formula since he was two months old when I stopped breastfeeding, started the rice cereal at 4 months). We started with bananas for about a week, no problems. Then we started sweet potatoes and it seemed like the number of BM diapers increased (from 1 BM per day to about 3 or 4) and they seemed a little on...


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Enfamil Lipil (Gentle) vs Similac Advance with Iron

Our second son is three weeks old. we nursed for the first week and a half while weaning to Similac Advance with Iron. Our son does well enough on formula in general but spits up and has some minor gas (some fussiness but doesn't seem to have an issue passing the gas and stools are what they should be). But, since he does spit up (not a ton but more than a little on most bottles - and we burp plenty) and has the minor fussienss we decided to switch to Enfamil Lipil Gentle formula. But he is still spitting up - is there even a difference...


Infant with Gas

My 2 month old son has been suffering from long periods of excessive gas-...

Healthcare Providers

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Bottle-Fed 6 Month Old

My 6.5 month old has been bottle fed since 2 weeks old. We use the Avent bottles. We've tried to switch to the "3" nipple flow since he was 3 months, without success. It worked for awhile at around 5 months, but then he got a cold and had trouble breathing and eating and would either fight off the bottle, cough or cry so we switched back to the "2". Not only is it taking forever to feed him but he gets frustrated with eating and cries to push the bottle away. Then when we try again, he'll fight it off over and over until it works for...

Home Remedies

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Baby Has Infection or Just a Cold? Natural Remedies to Help?

My son is 15 months old and has had a cold most of the winter. It seems like his nose has been runny except for maybe a total of a 10 days or so, for the whole winter! I've thought is was just many colds kind of running together so I couldn't tell the end of one from the beginning of a new one. The thing that has me debating about taking him to the dr. is that the discharge is yellow/green about half the time. Could this be an infection? He seems happy and otherwise healthy. No other symptoms to speak of. Does anyone have any advice?...


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Allergic to Enfamil?

My 3 month old has had feeding issues since he was a month old. He gets a stomach ache/cramps/gas and has bad reflux and nothing helped. Suspected milk allergy, switched to Enfamil Nutramigen but didn't seem to get much better. Tried Similac Alimentum and saw a huge improvement after a week. But if we give him the Enfamil, all his symptoms come back. Belly ache, cramping, gas, reflux gets worse and he chokes/aspirates and spits up all day. He is super fussy and cranky. He fights sleep during the day and wakes up more through the night. He...


Similac vs Enfamil

Hi Ladies, I have a question about the formula. Which one do you prefer...


Enfamil Vs. Similac

I was wondering how important it is to keep your baby on the same formula or...

Illnesses & Symptoms

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2010 Similac Recall

What are you substituting in place of Similac during this recall? My 9 month old does not like Enfamil and I'm worried about switching to another formula because he has a very sensitive tummy. Thanks, in advance, for your advice!


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Why Is She So Fussy?

My daughter (2 months old) is very gassy and actually colicy as well. She is always crying off and on throughout the day. I orignally had her on Enfamil with LIPIL and then switched her to Enfamil Gentlease, but she is still gassy and fussy. I've even tried Smiliac sensative.. Is there any suggestions for me. Could it be the formula or something else.


My Son Bryton

My son Bryton Has acid reflux I give him Zantac 3 times a day and I have...


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Get Rid of Cat?

My son has had pneumonia 3 times since August and has most recently been diagnosed with Asthma after a 4 day hospitalization. My question is do you guys think we should get rid of our cat? I have a good home for her but do not want to upset the kids if it isn't needed. Any other suggestions to help control asthma triggers in our home? We see the dr. again tomorrow but would like to hear other mother's experiences. I can't take a whole winter of sickness! Thanks you all!


Help with Pneumonia

Hi all, my son will be 4 in October and this is his 4th time getting...


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Any Moms with Babies on Enfamil Nutramigen?

Hi there, I have a 5.5 month old son who was put on nutramigen because of horrendous belly pain. We noticed immediate relief once we started him on it and I am so thankful. I was wondering if anyone else used this with there babies and if so, when did you try to wean them off it? did you ever try regular formula? He is now eating certain stage 1 baby foods without any issues and i have to wonder if he has outgrown his belly problems. Any advice would be great! Thanks!


Infant Tummy Problem

Hi, my granddaughter is 3 months old and is basically fussy. We changed her...

Sleeping Habits

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Enfamil Next Step Formula

My daughter just turned 9 months old today. She has been on Enfamil's AR Lipil formula since she was 4 months. I was recommended this formula by her pediatrician because she had acid reflux and spit up ALOT. Anyways, I feel that her acid reflux is gone and I noticed the last time I was at the grocery store that Enfamil has a formula called Next Step for ages 9-12 months. Has anyone tried this formula? Should I switch?

Stages & Milestones

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Can I Wean off Formula Before 12Months? Enfamil Death Has My Anxiety at 11

Okay so I fully understand that doctors recommend waiting until child is at least 1 years of age before starting cows milk. But what i'm realizing (now that ive been a mommy for 8 months) is that these aren't strict rules. For instance, I thought if my baby ate any mashed potatoes from the table cooked with butter and milk she'd die. Now, I realize that she likes chicken fettucini, granola,blueberries, and everything else i'm eating. And, she's still her!. She eats a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains all prepared by me....


Still Spitting Up

Hello MamaSource moms !!! I'm writing in regards to see if I'm overreacting...