What is the best formula to help with gas / peuking?
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Jessica - posted on 11/03/2008
I use the enfamil Gentelease it helps out so much for my daughter. As for the spit up I have to add a little rice cereal in the formula. That is what my doctor recommended, he said that the enfamil A.R is the the regular enfamil with rice cereal in it, and since she is gassy and she has reflux i have to use the gentelease with cereal.
Cyndi - posted on 11/02/2008
I just switched my son from Enfilmil A+ to Similac Advanced, and its been so much better, He was spitting up a lot before, now he still doesn't but its a lot less then what it was... I had my twins on Goodstart when they were infants too, because of the thickness...(they had reflux)
Alyssa - posted on 11/01/2008
Before you change your baby's formula, make sure to check with your Dr. Just so that you don't make a mistake. My poor lil guy has been on 5 different kinds of formula and he is olny 4 months and 3 week old. Right now the doctor has put him on Enfamil AR. That is the best thing since string cheese! :) LOL It is thicker for the stomach and it helps with the vomiting and spitup. But it also helps to develope more of the stomach muscles that he will have to use when he startes to eat solids more. Check with you Dr and Ask about the AR. Give it a try and you will may like the ending results.
Amy - posted on 10/31/2008
i would talk to your pedi. to see what they recommend. it might be something else like a food alergy or acid reflux both which can be helped with a little adjustment. My daughter was like that when she was born. she ended up being lactose intolerant and alergic to both soy and the corn that they put in the powdered formula. so they put her on Alimentum ready to feed and meds for the reflux. which has helped alot. good luck
Nicole - posted on 10/30/2008
You may want to look at what type of Enfamil you have your baby on. My daughter was not doing well on Similac, we then tried Isomil with no luck, then Enfamil Lipil with no luck, and finally I was talking to another mom with a baby that had big issues and she told me about Enfamil Nutramigen and Nutramigen AA. Those two formulas are specifically for babys that are colicky/spitting up and can't digest lactose or soy easily. There are also a couple other formulas that Enfamil makes for babies with digestive issues, just dont be too quick to swap from formula to formula. It takes most babies at least 2 weeks to get used to a new formula and get rid of the side effects from the stuff that they were on. The Nutramigen has been the only thing that my daughter can digest without being miserable all the time. Best of luck!!!
Asha - posted on 10/29/2008
For me if I put my son to sit (this squeezes his tummy) right after feeding, he spits up. If this is the case with you, try to avoid that. Also, after feeding try to ensure your baby is upright for at least 15 minutes after feeding (like on your shoulder).
Kathy - posted on 10/29/2008
I use Nestle Good Start with my son. He was diagnosed with reflux at 3 months and is on medicine for it. We have had to add cereal to his formula to thicken it, and it has helped. The doctor didn't want to change the formula because of the type he was on.
Tabatha - posted on 10/29/2008
Enfamil makes a formuls labled AR it combines rice cereal in the formula to make it thicker, which really does help it to stay down more! (Though I would NOT do this on your own!) It is formulated for babies 0-12 mo and has worked for us.
Megan - posted on 10/29/2008
Thanks for all your help everyone!
Michael's spit ups seem to have eased somewhat in thae past couple of weeks, so for now I will stay with the same formula. I am thinking he is just growing out of it (yay!)... But if it flares up again, I will definatly hit up some of your suggestions :)
Tracy - posted on 10/29/2008
Hi I have a 4 month old and I have had the same problem and I began using Nutramagen which has been a life saver and I actually have it prescribed by the babies doctor only because it is so expensive to buy that my medical insurance covers it each month and I get it free. Just a little thought to maybe bring up with the babies PCP.
Melissa - posted on 10/29/2008
My son had reflux and he was very Colicy. We used the Gentlease for awhile but his was so bad that it really did no good for him. We ended up switching to Enfamil Lipil. It stopped his pukeing and the crying. Either way by 4 months old he/she should outgrow the spitting up.
Sarah - posted on 10/28/2008
My daughter Dani spit up alot with enfamil lipil. And I found out it was not because she was allergic to it but because she had acid reflex. So she take 1.2 ml of zantac and it has really helped her. She may spit up from time to time but it totally has lessoned. Ask you doctor about acid reflex.
Jennifer - posted on 10/27/2008
my little boy (4 mos) has had gas problems from the beginning and i use the enfamil gentlease and it works really well. The only drawback is that there is not a generic. This formula is partially brokendown and is easier to digest. But I primarily breastfeed and do a formula bottle once a day. Just thought I would throw that out there! Good luck!
Tiffany - posted on 10/27/2008
I use enfamil ar which is added rich which when it hits the stomach it turns into a solid which means it can't come back up. My son has acid refluex to so we use zantac which is liquid and the enfamil ar and his peuking has decreased by 60-70 percent.
Jennifer - posted on 10/26/2008
I am recently adding formula to my son's diet (strictly breastfed until now), and I mentioned to my DR that Suri was having extreme fussiness and gas with the Similac Advance. She gave me samples of Enfamil gentlease, so far so good.... I think they also make one for babies who spit up.. I would check with your DR for their suggestion.
Hollie - posted on 10/26/2008
My son is on Enfamil Lacto Free and he doesn't seem to be spitting up as much as he grows older. But, he's still spitting up none the less. When my 3 yr old was born, he was on Similac Advance and he spit up constantly! I considered it a victory if I could end the day in the same clothes I started with. So, I think it just depends on the baby and the babies body. If you ever find one that really seems to work, PLEASE let me know.
Cari - posted on 10/24/2008
i use similac sensitive for my son and it works great. i tried similac iron and similac soy both didnt help and then he got on the sensitive and it has worked wonders! he hasnt thrown up at all really ..
Robin - posted on 10/20/2008
When my son was only a couple months old, he started having a problem vomiting. We were using Similac Advance. Our doctor switched him to Nestle Good Start. You can see the difference in the formula. The powder is finer and it dissolves better and quicker.
Megan - posted on 10/20/2008
I used Enfamil Lipil when Jax was first born. He was spitting up half of his bottle and screaming for 3 hours straight. I asked the doctor and they switched him to Similac Isomil. It's supposed to help with gas and spitup. As soon as he started eating it, he was a new baby! It was perfect and we haven't switched. I also started using the bottled nursery water. We had taken a couple of trips to a few different states and all of the different tap waters were messing with him. I figured it was just easier to purchase one type and stick with it. It has also helped. Lastly, if you sign into any of the baby formula websites, they will send you discount coupons off of your formula! Good luck!
Megan - posted on 10/20/2008
Jackson consistently threw up enfamil lipil formula at the beginning. He would also cry for 3 hours straight. I talked to my pediatrician and he switched me to Similac Isomil. It is supposed to help with spit up, gas, and upset tummies. As soon as I switched him, he was like a new baby. I also started using the nursery water. I had taken so many trips to different states and using the tap water in all of them messed him up. I recommend it and the isomil. Also, if you sign up for any of the baby formula websites, they send you money off coupons. It's fantastic! Hope this helps.