Neosure vs Enfacare?

Emily - posted on 09/23/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )

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My daughter was born at 34 weeks due to preeclampsia and was in the NICU for 2 1/2 weeks for feeding issues, interutering growth restriction, low body temprature and jaundice. She was given breast milk through her feeding tube when she had small feedings but my milk production stopped and she had to be put on formula. she was sent home on neosure, but soon after coming home she began having tummy issues. Her pedi put her on zantac and rice cereal and now she is still spitting up and now is constipated. I have read on many forums that enfamil enfacare was easier on babies tummies than neosure. Anyone else have a similar issue?

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Sandy - posted on 09/11/2013

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Mt daughter was born @34 and a half weeks gestational.... She was discharged from NICU after 3 weeks and came home on the enfamil Enfacare and at first she seemed to be doing good with it.. A couple weeks ago I noticed she was having trouble with it.. Every time I would feed her she would fuss with a belly ache to the point where she wasn't finishing her bottles. She normally would drink 2 oz and she was only taking in 1 oz after the problem started.. I started her on similac sensitive to see how she did and she does great with it.. But after being seen by her Dr he now wants her to try the similac neosure because of the extra calories.. I haven't tried her on it.. He says to finish the week with the similac sensitive and start Saturday with the neosure.... I'm hoping she does Ok with it.. Other problem is wic doesn't supply similac so now if she dies good with the neosure I'm gonna have to pay out of my pocket... But if it helps my baby, then so be it.... This whole formula thing is a struggle trying to find the right one for her... It just stinks because she was a premie.. And that's why Dr wants to try to keep her on the extra calorie formula

Hope - posted on 04/01/2011

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OmG! My son's story is so similar this is shocking. My son, Gabriel was also in nicu for 13 days due to temp-holding problems and jaundice. He was on Neosure while in nicu and the drs added whatever breast milk I could give to him at the time. Because I had problems with my milk production we did both breast milk and Neosure. He also began to have tummy issues, so his ped put him on mylacon gass drops, which helped a little. I heard from a friend that she had success with Enfa Care from Enfamil, so I tried him on that instead of Neosure. He did very well with it and stopped having tummy issues. My son is 10 months now and is still on Enfa Care. Good Luck. :)

Ta - posted on 03/31/2011

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I have a set of twins who were 30 weeks. Girl 3lbs the boy 4lbs at birth. They stayed in the hospital for 6 wks. During that time they were on fortified breastmilk with neosure. My son spit up after each feeds during his hospital stay and he became congested from the spit up. My daughter seemed to spit up all her food. When they came home, my daughter spit up so much she aspirated and was sent back to the hospital. They kept her on the same formula added thickner like nectar consistency and placed her on prevacid (which has to be compounded). She still have the problems even worse. When I breast feed exclusively she spits up like a normal baby. The Dr. insist I leave her on neosure. I am confused what to do. I will ask about the efacare.

Emily - posted on 09/28/2010

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I'm not sure what it is about similac formula, but myself and all of my siblings had reactions to it also. there is something different between enfamil and similac. she is doing much better on the enfamil, though.

Liz - posted on 09/27/2010

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I'm not entirely sure what the difference is between Neosure and Enfacare. I had my b/g twins at 33 weeks 6 days, and my daughter had weight gain issues so she was sent home on Neosure. They didn't have the enfacare out yet. My son was on regular Enfamil, but when they both switched over they spit up horribly. After trying several different formulas we ended up putting them on Enfamil AR which worked wonders, and their spit up lessoned conciderably. Constipation pretty much comes with rice because it has much more consistency than normal formula does. It takes more work to push out, and is more firmer than normal formula. My daughter had constipation issues as well. Still does sometimes, and now my twins are two years old.

Emily - posted on 09/27/2010

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Thank you, everyone! the enfamil has made a difference already! She is pooping and not projectile vomiting anymore! She also had a rash on her face and chest that her pedi told me was common in newborns, which has disappeared since switching as well. Actually, the person i call her pedi is actually a fill in for our normal pedi who is out on maternity leave. I can not wait until she is back.

Pamela - posted on 09/26/2010

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My first baby was full term and we had to switch him to enfamil gentlease after a few weeks. So when my premie has the same issue I swicthed from the premie formula to Enfamil Gentlease. Your Dr should be able to get you a free sample. They did swicth the ration so that the new formula was the 22 or 25 cal per ounce. Please check with Dr on this, mine was 3 scoops forumla per 5 oz water. Also the nurses in the NICU told me to mix the formula hours before she will eat it. Formula is only good for 24 hrs once mixed, so every night I would whip up a batch of formula that I would pour into bottles to be used within the next 24 hrs. The nurse said this would help on the sensitive stomach. Good Luck, and make sure your Dr will support you. Gentlease is the purple can!

Laura - posted on 09/25/2010

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I had my girls at one day shy of 28 weeks and they came home after 2 month on neosure, I liked it one of my daughters also was put on zantac. Her spit ups got smaller but even this day now at 15 months she is still spitting up milk. Nothing like before. They say she'll grow out of it and there is no concern. I havent tryed Enfacare but my girls did realy good on the neosure. I felt like even though she was spitting up a little her tummy never hurt. I hope this helped.

Samantha - posted on 09/24/2010

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My son was born at 34 weeks also due to preeclampsia. He spent one week in NICU and came home on Neosure as well as being on breastmilk. He also spit up a great deal no matter what he was fed between the two. I took him in to visit the ped and at first they said well he doesn't have the flu that was when he was 5 weeks old (not adjusted age). At 6 weeks old I took him back because he was projectile vomitting a different ped decided she'd have him tested for reflux. Turned out he had pyloric stenosis and had to have surgery. Even after that he still spit up until he was done w/formula at 12 months just not projectile. His sister was born at 32 weeks 3 days and she was only ever on breastmilk and Enfacare in the NICU. She also spit up all the time, but never projectile.

And w/Similac being in the news for recalls right now. I would be worried about using any of their formulas, but that is just me.

Candace - posted on 09/23/2010

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My son has been on Enfacare since he was in the NICU and so far no problems at all with the formula. He's four months (3mths adjusted) and he's gained a pound a week just from the enfacare alone

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