When do i know to switch my sons formula ?

Brittany - posted on 05/11/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )

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i have my son on simlac , & He seems to be throwing it up alot ?

Do i switch his formula , or keep him going on it ?

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Rebecca - posted on 05/11/2010

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Change his formula yes and also burp in between every 2-3ozs. I know it seems tedious but my son had the same problem. We finally found Enfamil Gentealease and Enfamil Thickened worked best for him but only for a month each. There was too much iron in formula for him to handle so at 9 months, on Dr's orders because he was loosing weight, we had to change him to whole milk and he didn't throw up again. I am not saying to do this for your young son. Make sure you tell your child's Dr you have changed his formula at his next appointment and explain why you changed. Do not change formula's every few days. Wait 2 weeks before changing if nothing have changed with the trowing up. It takes a child time to adjust. He might also not be able to poop for a few days so be ready for that every time you change formula. Look up the love rub to be ready for the poop and gas issues, it works great and i use it on my 2.5yr old son and 10 month old daughter if they ever have problems. DO NOT USE JUICE. Juice is not good for a baby, period. Use a q-tip with some vasiline on it to get it going...a Dr in the ER showed me this when i was a first time mom and worried because my son didn't poop for a day LOL. anyways, there is a lot of info in this yes but i'm sure it will come in handy.

Good luck and congrats!!!

Rebecca - posted on 05/11/2010

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Change his formula yes and also burp in between every 2-3ozs. I know it seems tedious but my son had the same problem. We finally found Enfamil Gentealease and Enfamil Thickened worked best for him but only for a month each. There was too much iron in formula for him to handle so at 9 months, on Dr's orders because he was loosing weight, we had to change him to whole milk and he didn't throw up again. I am not saying to do this for your young son. Make sure you tell your child's Dr you have changed his formula at his next appointment and explain why you changed. Do not change formula's every few days. Wait 2 weeks before changing if nothing have changed with the trowing up. It takes a child time to adjust. He might also not be able to poop for a few days so be ready for that every time you change formula. Look up the love rub to be ready for the poop and gas issues, it works great and i use it on my 2.5yr old son and 10 month old daughter if they ever have problems. DO NOT USE JUICE. Juice is not good for a baby, period. Use a q-tip with some vasiline on it to get it going...a Dr in the ER showed me this when i was a first time mom and worried because my son didn't poop for a day LOL. anyways, there is a lot of info in this yes but i'm sure it will come in handy.

Good luck and congrats!!!

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