Is it ok to change baby formula without asking a doctor?

Emily - posted on 08/15/2009 ( 15 moms have responded )

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My son spits up his formula alot he also has alot of gas and is fussy so I was wondering if i should switch him to similac-Isomil? Is it ok to change baby formula?

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Crystal - posted on 08/18/2009

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I've tried a few different ones with my son. I don't remember if it's Enfamil or Similac, but one of them, maybe even both have a section you can put in all of their symptoms and it will recommend one for you as well. I've done that several times!

Victoria - posted on 08/15/2009

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my son was really gassy and fussy and i put him on simlac sensitive and it was a life saver definitly do it.

Summer - posted on 10/20/2011

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If your baby is a boy I would recommend steering clear of soy as much as possible. Do a little research.

Kylie - posted on 08/22/2009

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I never asked my doctor if it is ok to change baby formula and ive changed my sons formula 3 times he just wasnt happy with the first 2. what i did was give ur soon the formula he has now as well as the other formula say old one, new one, etc and then old one and then 2 of the new one until u get down to the new formula that was it wont upset his tummy if u understand what i mean

Jenee - posted on 08/18/2009

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If you've been using that formula for a while and he spitting it up try burping him twice..try some Milicon drops for gas (sold at wal-mart)..if not then it is okay to change baby formula until you find one that fits him..it's not going to hurt him..the switching may give him gas.

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Graciela - posted on 08/18/2009

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I actually did switch my 10 week baby formula without asking the doctor,and it went ok, but i did stick to the same brand, which I use Enfamil. But why do you want to switch formula?

Sarah - posted on 08/16/2009

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Yes, it is ok to change baby formula. You don't want a cranky baby all of the time because of the formula. We switched our daughter a few times & she did great each time. Follow your baby's cues & do what you know is best for your LO.

Erin - posted on 08/16/2009

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Just remember Emily if you are on WIC you will need a doctors note to change the checks- Just thought I would let you know that. That way you won't have to fight with the nutrionists there. I have done that alot- Keep that baby happy and not gassy!!!

Sarah - posted on 08/16/2009

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i did my son was on cow and gate but i switched to aptamil(im english) as c&g gave him wind and i heard aptamil was better .. then a hv recommended aptamil easy digest so he's on that now.

Nicole - posted on 08/15/2009

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i did, in the hospital they gave my baby enfamil and i switched to good start soy and he did fine.

Angela - posted on 08/15/2009

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Yes it is ok to change baby formula!! I switched for milk based to soy with 3 of my kids. I just started by mixing the normal formula with the new stuff a little at a time until it was all the new stuff. 2 out of 3 did well on soy, the 3rd did better but still was gassy a lot. lol

Emily - posted on 08/15/2009

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Thank you soo much! I will try a diff formula then i was worried it could hurt him..

Monica - posted on 08/15/2009

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I switched my daughter and then just told my doctor. Just because it can and was a sign in m daughter of acid reflux and she had to be put on Zantac. However you can switch anytime. I would reccomend Enfamil Gentle Ease.....

Maggie - posted on 08/15/2009

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YES!! no one knows your baby better than you do! my son actually had the same prob and i tried the isomil and that was still kinda hard on his tummy. we ended up with Goodstart -soy. Is soo easy on babies bellies and its actually cheaper than most brands!

Sarah - posted on 08/16/2009

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Yes, it is ok to change baby formula. You don't want a cranky baby all of the time because of the formula. We switched our daughter a few times & she did great each time. Follow your baby's cues & do what you know is best for your LO.

Angela - posted on 08/15/2009

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Yes it is ok to change baby formula!! I switched for milk based to soy with 3 of my kids. I just started by mixing the normal formula with the new stuff a little at a time until it was all the new stuff. 2 out of 3 did well on soy, the 3rd did better but still was gassy a lot. lol

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