should i switch his formula?

Tenisha - posted on 11/13/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )

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my 2wk old newborn is super gassy and fussy. he burps really well so i am confused whats going on. my breastmilk supply is low so he is mainly on formula. he only makes a bowel movement once a day and he struggles so hard it breaks my heart then when it comes out it is like diarrhea

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I mainly breastfed both my girls, but supplemented with formula. First daughter had milk protein intolerance and she did very well on Isomil (soy based) so I just put my second on that one and have had very few issues with her. Also at 2 weeks, their bodies are really immature, so it could be simply that.

Tara - posted on 11/13/2011

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We had problems with both our girls and switched to the Nestle GoodStart formula and that helped.

From your description it sounds like he may have some problem with colic and/or reflux. Both my girls did, even when I was exclusively breastfeeding.

What we did was switch to the GoodStart formula and I fed both girls in a semi-reclined position and kept them semi-reclined and/or upright for a few minutes after they were fed and burped - it helped tremendously, although there were still some problems with gas/fussiness even then.

I would check with your doctor to rule out any allergies or physical problems and ask if they think a different formula might help.

Tenisha - posted on 11/13/2011

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He is on Enfamil premium infant formula. The concentrated liquid that u mix with water

Christina - posted on 11/13/2011

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which formula is he on? my little girl had a hard time on smilica so i switched to emfamil and we have had no problems since.

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