Can changing your formulas affect your baby?
Sometimes you start on one baby formula but decide to switch to another. Can changing formulas impact your baby, or are they all pretty much the same?
Sometimes you do have to switch to find one that works for your child. My first son did not seem to care and we could give him anything. After 8 months of trying just about every kind of formula for our second son, we finally decided to try soy and the spit up stopped. Nutritionally yes they are all about the same but it just depends on what your baby needs. If you are having problems and you find one that works, then stick with it. If you are still having problems, try something else.
YES YES YES!!! My 2nd child who was a full term 8 lb baby had severe colic. We originally had her on Enfamil Newborn. She would scream and flail her body about in pain. It took my Dr. telling me to try 3 other formulas before we found Enfamil Nutramigen. For her first 4 months she was on that. It worked like a charm, within hours. Her screaming stopped and she because a content baby. At 4 months, being the formula is double the price of other ones, after speaking with her Dr., I put her on Enfamil Gentlease. She handled it much better this time around (at birth it was one that we tried and it did not help).
She has since been on it. I did try to give her Similac Sensitive and instantly she started screaming and became uncomfortable yet again. I thought it was the same as Enfamil Gentlease but it turns out it is not. I saw the difference in her immediately.
My advice is that if one works, do not switch back and forth as it can mess with a little ones system, resulting not only in pain for the baby but pain for the parents since they will be dealing with a screaming baby. :)
absolutely, my first was formula fed and had issues with reflux and constipation so we switched, constipation problem solved.. but still severe reflux, so we switched again to one that thickened in the stomach and helped immensly, it's best not to switch around just for the sake of it, but if you have issues it is worth changing and trialling a new one for a couple of weeks to see if that formula makes an improvement.
we started with enfamil but then i found an amazing deal on similac so decided to give it a try. dd has no problems with it and they are all basically the same at the end of the day so i wouldnt be too concerned!
yes. yes it can effectur baby in many different ways. health and amune system
My elder son, Jonathan was on S27 when he was a new born and had really bad constipation problem, So we switched him to Mamex from Dumex, and he was all better. However, because he is a picky eater, very soon our pediatrician told us to switch to Pedisure, and he has been on this ever since.
Nutritionally, they are all the same. However, I just switched my daughter from enfamil to similac and it had changed her sleep cycle substantially. She was breastfed the first 2 months of her life; from 2 to 4 months she was BF half the the time and bottle fed the other, than went to all formula. She was on enfamil infant up until a week ago and she is doing great on similac. She's now 10 months and FINALLY sleeps through the night. I also noticed that she takes powder way better than the concentrated one or the ready to use one. I have tried a lot of them... She threw up or refused to eat the ones she didn't do well with... Have tried similac advance, gerber good start, enfamil newborn, enfamil lipil/infant, enfamil gentlease, enfamil soy, back to enfamil infant (and even tried enfamil restfull) and now she's back on similac advance. It's just a matter of what works for your baby. Gas, comfort, and sleep cycle all play a factor in it. Best of luck to you.