Linde - posted on 09/26/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )
Dahlia was born 6 weeks premature at with a congenital heart defect. At the hospital she was given breast milk mixed with concentrated 24 cal. enfamil and enfamil premature 24 calorie formula. I have since learned these formulas are meant for hospitals and not available in stores. I have switched her to 20 calorie enfamil premature but this does not seem to agree with her. She spits up and is very gassy. She tends to not be the greatest burper either. Tonight I purchased concentrated similac soy for gassy/fussy babies. Dahlia is now 8 weeks old.
So my questions are 1. When do you switch from premature to regular formula? 2. What are the ratios if I mix the concentrate with breast milk instead of water? 3. If you've had a similar experience what agreed with your baby? We have a WIC appointment on Wednesday, from what I understand they have a contract with Nestle Good Start so we would likely have to use that brand.