Enfamil Lipil vs. Enfamil Gentlease

Lea - posted on 01/04/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My 3-week old baby is a bit on the gassy side so I tried Enfamil Gentlease. It's supposed to have 1/5 of the lactose and the milk proteins are already partially broken down so it's easier to digest leading to less gas. It has the same number of calories as the Enfamil Lipil (which I have been giving my baby since he was born).

The problem I am having with the Gentlease is that it seems to not satisfy his appetite. He drinks and cries, drinks and cries, the way he does when he is sucking on a pacifier and he is really hungry. He drinks it so fast like he can't get enough. And he drinks so much of it (more than the Lipil) that he starts spitting up because he overfills himself.

Does anyone know if the Gentlease, because it is already partially broken down, doesn't give him that full feeling that the Lipil does while he eats?

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Rema - posted on 08/13/2011

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Why dont you try similac?? I used it w my boys and they did.great. I tried enfamil lipil w my daughter and it wasnt good. Im on the gentleease and shes now doing well. Ive read the iron level is less in the similac.

Susanne - posted on 01/04/2009

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Oh yea, I don't know how you burp your baby, but try burping for a solid 10 min (I know it sounds like forever) after a feed. My hubby pointed this out to me 2 weeks ago and its helped.

Susanne - posted on 01/04/2009

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My son has the most HORRIBLE gas, he'll cry and fart for hours! I put him on Enfamil A+ when the Gentlease wasn't making any difference and he's much better, he'd do the same thing your baby is. He'd suck back a bottle in no time and then still want more, which I figure contributed to his gas because hes so hungry hes sucking in more air as he goes. The A+ seems to be filling and easy on the stomach. We still have some cases of gas but thoes seem to be made managable by a dose of Gripe Water. Hope you find a solution gas can be so frustrating (my son is 2 months old and we're just getting it under control) but don't give up and keep looking for something that'll work for your baby!

Lisa - posted on 01/04/2009

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My doctor told me to wait until she was about 6 week before giving her a lactose reduced formula ( because all babies are gassy and have runny poop until about then). At 7 weeks, I started to give her Gentlease as well. She's now 3 months. I didn't find that she was not filling up at all. NOW, yes, she seems to not be satisfied anymore as well, even though I have upped her to 8oz now. Other then that she's been good, I'm actually going to speak to my doctor on Monday at her 3 month check up to see if I can switch back to regular formula to see if she's out grown her lactose sensitivity.

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