Formula

Linzi-Jane - posted on 09/21/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

21

15

1

I'm not sure if anyone has posted anything before but I am really struggling since I put my LO on formula, she was exclusively breastfed until 3 1/2 months when I had to start getting ready to go back to work. I then started her on 1 formula bottle but since I started her on formula she started brining up alot of milk. I wouldn't have thought much of it yet when she was exclusively BF she didn't bring up a drop of milk and now started bringing up milk with BF as well, almost like they don't mix well in her stomach. It got so bad I swapped her onto 3 different formula's sticking with each one for a few weeks. I have just put her onto Soya even though I didn't want to and she seems alot better and started sleeping better again but now has sore tummy and constipated and sleeping badly the last couple of nights again. Please help I really want to try and find something that works and do what is best for her!



Oh and I currently work till 2 and get home around 2:30pm so she HAS to have 1 to 2 bottles a day.

If you see this, leave this form field blank.
Powered by RESPECT not THUMPS

6 Comments

View replies by

Linzi-Jane - posted on 09/23/2009

21

15

1

I measure out the water in the bottle then scoop the powder into the water when water has cooled slightly, then I shake the bottle up and put in fridge for the day.

Christy - posted on 09/22/2009

20

22

0

Do you premix the formula or shake it in the bottle? We were just mixing in the bottle and shaking it up at first, but I found that my baby spit up a lot with the formulas I tried. We actually use one of the generic brands now and we premix it. We have to use a warmer since the bottles are kept in the fridge but it works great and she doesn't spit up at all now. I also got one of those mixing pitchers, so I mix it up in the morning and have enough for all day in the fridge.

Linzi-Jane - posted on 09/21/2009

21

15

1

My first child had proper Reflux and was on soya when she went of formula but she was only bottlefed some of the time as I breastfed up till 9 months as I did not work after she was born but didn't pick up any issues with the formula as she had suffered from reflux from birth up until about a year old. My second baby girl, the one I posted about had no issues up until I started her on formula so picked it up straight away ... I would love to express but none up the pumps seem to work and I can't express more than about 20 - 40ml at a time (I live in South Africa) so not sure about the Karicare brand but I had her on NAN then NAN Ha then NAN again and then S26 Gold and now on Soya (Isomil) but was reading Baby Sense book last night and the 6 - 9 month section outlines a 3 milk feeds a day plan so thinking that if I can just hold out till then I can drop her 10am feed and replace with Rooibos tea and then BF full time again as I can feed her at 7am and then again at 2:30pm when I get home from work and then at 6:30pm again and if needs be can give her one formula bottle at 10:30pm as a Dreamfeed - Maybe a AR Formula

[deleted account]

It sounds like your bub could be lactose intolerant. My bub had similar problems until I got him onto a lactose free formula. Have a talk to your doc about it, as my bub did the same thing with Soy formula. He was ok for a bit and then had an upset tum so we tried the S-26 LF formula.

Andrea - posted on 09/21/2009

3

34

0

My daughter has not been breastfeed, but my doctor has put her on similac RS it has rice cereal in it so it is a little ticker. it hasn't stopped it, but it helps. Good luck

Julie-ann - posted on 09/21/2009

11

26

2

I never breast fed, but formula fed by eldest and my now 5 month old.. both have suffered the reflux-bringing up the milk during and after feeds... i found Karicare AHAR to be the best- but it didn't stop it, but improved it slightly... I don't know if you express your breast milk or not? but you can buy a thickener to add to either formula or breast milk- you could try that- its also Karicare brand..

I ended up taking my eldest to a specialist and was told he would outgrow it by 18 months which he did... but the only other things to help- is have them upright when feeding, and sit them upright for a good 20-30 minutes after the feed... Its frustrating I know!!! I am used to it 2 babies on!

If you see this, leave this form field blank.
Powered by RESPECT not THUMPS

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms