What to do when 2 month old is refusing soy formula?

Jean - posted on 11/10/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Our foster son had to switch from Similac to Similac Sensitive due to excessive gas and spitting up. He continued to spit up so we now changed him to soy formula. He is no longer gassy or spitting up - however, he is refusing 1/2 of his bottles because it seems he does't like the taste. Also, he is not constipated, but he is pooping small pellets several times a day that often make him cry. What can I do to help him? Is there anything that can be added to the formula to change the taste? to alleviate the hard stools? Please help!

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Kim - posted on 11/10/2012

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I switched from simalac to enfamil prosobee (soy) cause my daughter was always having upset tummies. Her doc said her stool would be hard for a little while cause of the switch in formula. She told me yo give her 1/2 oz of water before every other feeding. She now has normal stools.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 11/10/2012

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BTW, he could be stopping eating cause his tummy hurts. The constipation could be making him gassy and painful. THAT may be causing him not to finish his bottle.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 11/10/2012

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Those small pellets means he IS constipated. Baby poop should be liquid, not formed. As far as the formula goes, that may be part of the reason he is constipated. I would call your pediatrician and figure out the next formula he would like to see you on. I used Enfamil Gentle ease it it worked great with my son.



Some doctors will ok the glycerin suppositories to soften the stool....but do not use anything like that without the pediatricians ok.



No matter what anyone says in here, do NOT add anything to the formula without doctors approval. Do not offer juice, or water.

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