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Kristin - posted on 01/12/2010 ( 200 moms have responded )

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similac soy and its better but i am up every 1 1/2 with him at night cause of it...please help. what kind do you suggest

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Sherrys Baked - posted on 01/17/2010

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when my children were first born they were both on regular formula one was Similac and the other was Enfamil (I didnt care it was what the hospital had) with my daughter by the time she was home for not even a day no matter how much she ate by the time I got her to a burping position, she had puked it all up....My son on the other hand didnt wait that long. I had to request a formula change in the hospital because he was doin the same thing. It was all due to being lactose intollerante. I had them both on a lactose free formula and it was great. As they got older I started to put regular formula in their bottles too. By the time they were 1 their digestive system was able to stand milk so I have 2 kids that are no longer lactose free kids. Just because stuff works for some doesnt mean it will work for all. You still should go to the doctor and let them know whats going on, he may need to be on like the Neutramagin.

Kimberly - posted on 01/19/2010

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I had this very same problem with my son, and after going through tons of different formulas the one that honestly worked the best was the Wal-mart brand (Parents Choice) formula.

Ella - posted on 01/12/2010

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14 Steps to Help Improve a Baby’s Reflux
by Roni MacLean

It’s important to realize that not all babies with reflux will require medication or have difficulties with their reflux. Many infants, usually called happy spitters, will benefit greatly from some simple steps that you can start trying right now. Many of the things listed below will help with your baby’s discomfort and spitting up, eliminating the need for medication.

If, after trying all the below listed tips, your baby is still spitting up, or having difficulties with their reflux, read about whether or not medication may be needed and what medications will likely be used at InfantRefluxDisease.com.

Positioning Steps for Improving Reflux


1.Positioning During and After Feeds
Keeping the child upright during and for at least thirty minutes after feeds can help to reduce reflux by allowing gravity to work at holding the food in their tummies. As well, after feeding, try to keep them as motionless as possible for at least thirty minutes after feeding. Formula fed babies may require longer periods since formula is digested slower than breastmilk.
2.A Word About Car Seats
Some car seats position baby in such a way that they hunched and slouched over, putting added pressure on their tummies which can increase reflux episodes. Look for a car seat that allows baby to be reclined enough that they aren’t slouched yet, inclined enough that they are fairly upright.
3.Sleeping Position
As with positioning after feeding, keeping baby propped during sleep is essential when they have reflux. It can help reduce painful reflux episodes and reduce the risk of aspiration. For more info on propping baby, visit InfantRefluxDisease.com.
4.Prone vs. Supine (Front vs Back)
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends all babies sleep in the supine position (on their backs) because it has been shown to reduce the risk of SIDS. This is fine for babies with reflux as long as the baby is safely propped up to at least 30%, we found the higher baby is propped the better. Having said that, many babies with reflux prefer sleeping in the prone position (stomach), also elevated of course, and may have less reflux episodes in this position. Discuss this with your doctor and he can help decide if it’s okay, and how to safely manage allowing baby to sleep in the prone position. It’s very important to discuss this with the doctor before trying it as babies with reflux are already at an increased risk of SIDS.
5.Carrying
Try carrying baby around as much as possible in a baby carrier through out the day. Carried babies tend to cry less and crying will make reflux worse, plus, it keeps baby upright.
Clothing and Reflux

1.Avoid Tight Clothing
Tight clothing, particularly clothing that’s tight around baby’s tummy, can make reflux worse by increasing pressure on the LES (lower esophageal sphincter). Make sure baby stays in loose fitting, elastic waists whenever possible.
Food/Feeding Tips

1.Food
Breastfeeding is definitely best for a baby with reflux because it is more hypoallergenic than formula and is digested twice as fast as formula. If breastfeeding is not chosen or not possible by the mother, formula changes can help some babies. If the baby has a milk or lactose allergy or intolerance giving the baby formula that is milk based can make reflux worse. Read about the different types of formula available at InfantRefluxDisease.com and discuss this possibility with your pediatrician.
2.Thickening
Some babies with reflux will respond well to thickening their feeds with cereal. Thickening formula can help for a few reasons. The added weight of the cereal in the food helps to keep the food from splashing around in the baby’s belly and can help keep it down. Babies who are having difficulty gaining weight may also benefit from the added calories. Generally, it’s
recommended that about one tablespoon of cereal should be added for every ounce of formula. If the formula isn’t thick enough, it won’t work. Also, some babies may react poorly to rice cereal which is generally the first tried, so adding oatmeal instead may work better for some babies. As always discuss this with your pediatrician before trying it.
3.Feeding Time
When and how much a baby is fed can also have an impact on their reflux. Smaller more frequent meals through out the day work much better than larger, less frequent meals. Also, avoid feeding baby right before bedtime, particularly if the baby is already a poor sleeper.
4.Breastfeeding
If you are breastfeeding, try eliminating the foods that can make reflux worse. Dairy products are a big offender, as is caffeine, fatty foods, spicy foods, citrus fruits. If eliminating these things seems to help, you can slowly (about one thing a week) start to introduce one thing at a time back into your diet and watch baby’s reactions. This will help give you an idea
of exactly what was making the reflux worse, so that you (hopefully) don’t need to give up everything you love, just one or two things.
5.Burping
Stopping to burp baby frequently (at least after every ounce) during feedings can help.
6.Avoid Certain Foods and Liquids
More so for older children and babies, there are certain foods that are known to make reflux worse (eg. whole milk, chocolate milk, fried or creamy style vegetables, tomatoes, citrus: such as oranges, grapefruit, pineapple, anything prepared with whole milk or high-fat, cold cuts, sausage, bacon, fatty meat, chicken fat/skin, all animal or vegetable oils, chocolate,
carbonated beverages, chicken, beef, milk, or cream-based soups). If you are breastfeeding, as mentioned above avoid these foods in your own diet, particularly milk products.
Other Suggestions

1.Provide a Pacifier
Sucking on a pacifier or dummy, can increase saliva production. Saliva is alkaline which can help neutralize some of the acid that may come up.
2.Infant Massage
Try infant massage, it’s been shown to improve digestion and will help relax baby.
About the Author:
Roni MacLean, Founder of InfantRefluxDisease.com, MacLean started researching reflux and GERD shortly after her daughter was born with GERD in May of 2000. She has spent the years following her daughter’s birth learning everything she could. MacLean felt the need to reach out and help others going through what they had been through by sharing all that she had learned. Early in 2001 she launched InfantRefluxDisease.com as an informational website to help guide other parents. MacLean’s dedication to the GERD community continues to this day. She has written the highly acclaimed, Life on the Reflux Roller Coaster, published in 2004, which was the first book ever published entirely on this subject. She continues to dedicate all her spare time to the website that started it all, InfantRefluxDisease.com, which has since grown into one of the best sources of information on reflux and GERD in children online.

Ella - posted on 01/12/2010

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As much as 50 percent of all healthy babies have reflux at some stage. Reflux is less common in babies that are exclusively breastfed as breast milk is more hypoallergenic and is digested twice as fast as formula milk. But for mothers who bottle feed their baby, there are a few simple steps that will greatly ease, or stop altogether, reflux during feeding.

1. Clothing

Tight clothing, especially round the tummy can make reflux worse, therefore make sure the clothing is loose and has elastic waists, if possible. Change diapers before feeding and not after, on a full tummy.

2. Feeding Position

Feed your baby in an upright position. Hold you baby upright for at least thirty minutes after feeds to help reduce reflux. This allows gravity to work at holding the food in their tummies. As well, after feeding, try to keep them as motionless as possible for at least thirty minutes after feeding.

3. Don't Rush The Feed

Don't rush. Slow down the feed. Pause a little and then resume feeding.

4. Don't Overfeed.

Smaller more frequent feeds throughout the day can alleviate reflux. Also, avoid feeding your baby just before bedtime.

5. Burping

Stopping to burp your baby frequently (at least after every ounce) during feedings can help. Also, after the feed, don't forget to burp, keep your baby in an upright position (Tip 2).

6. Thickening

Try thickened milk feeds. The added weight of cereal in the formula milk helps to keep the food from splashing around in your baby's tummy and helps keep it down.

7. Avoid Certain Foods

If your baby has a milk allergy or sensitivity then soy based or hypoallergenic will likely help the reflux improve. Certain foods make reflux worse. Avoid whole milk, chocolate milk, tomatoes, and citrus fruits like oranges, grapefruit and pineapple. Anything prepared with whole milk or high-fat such as cold cuts, sausage, bacon, fatty meat. Avoid all animal or vegetable oils, chocolate, carbonated beverages, chicken, beef, milk, or cream-based soups.

8. Changing Formula

Changing infant formula might help. If your baby has a milk allergy or sensitivity then soy based or hypoallergenic will likely help the reflux improve. As well, hypoallergenic formulas are pre-digested (either partially or completely) so they tend to move through the stomach faster than standard formulas. Moving food out of the stomach faster can be beneficial for two reasons. If the baby is a picky eater it may help them get hungry again faster. It also means the food isn't sitting around in the stomach waiting to be refluxed. Only change formula after consulting your doctor.

9. Using a Pacifier After Feeding

Giving your baby a pacifier to suck on after feeding increases saliva production. Saliva is alkaline which can help neutralize some of the acid that may come up.

10. Sleeping after a feed

Discuss sleeping your baby on his tummy with your paediatrician. Although sleeping on the back is recommended in order to reduce the risk of SIDS babies with severe Gastro-esophageal reflux benefit from sleeping on their tummy. Only do this under doctor's orders.

As stated above, most babies will experience reflux at some stage and most will overcome it all by themselves. By following the above 10 tips, you can help reduce reflux when feeding your baby infant formula. If the symptoms continue and are causing your baby discomfort then your first point of call should be to discuss the mater with your doctor.

Jennifer - posted on 01/12/2010

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unless he has an actual alleergy id avoid soy its not as good for them, you can try all sorts. Enfamil makes one that is FOR reflux. my second child had reflux and spit up constantly. and it sounds absurd, but after using every name brand and expensive "remedy" formula out there, she did the BEST on Walmart's generic. who knew. its really trial and error till you find one that she does well with. if she continues to reflux excessively, ask your ped. Kaitlyn actually got put on zantac and it helped her out alot.

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Crystal - posted on 01/20/2010

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I am dealing with the same thing with my 4 week old. I doctor suggestions were the sensative formula brand of my choice, cereal 1 teaspoon for 1 ounce, mylanta .5ml three times a day, gripe water, and sleeping with her head elevated. She cant be put flat for at least 20 minutes after eating and sleeping with a wedge now. But she is getting better. The sensative formula has corn starch in it, so try that alone and see what happens then venture from there. I hope this helps.

Lucy - posted on 01/20/2010

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Some babies just do not tolerate formula very well, however, there is another formula called Nutramagen. It is very expensive however, but often works when others do not. Possibly you could try it and then maybe get some help paying for it if this is an issue.

Melodye - posted on 01/20/2010

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Kristin,



Just wanted to suggest that you read the water that you are mixing with the formula. Some water has fluoride in it. Fluoride is toxic to babies. If that is the case, you can either switch to a non-fluoridated, purified water or use ready to feed.



Also consider the option of re-lactating and breastfeeding your baby. Your baby is young. This would likely be easier than you think.

Tina - posted on 01/19/2010

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My daughter(Marnie) had many issues with feeding as she was unable to gain weight as fast as the majority of babies. She also cried 18 to 20 hrs a day. If you have access to a public health nurse that is also a lactation consultant I urge you to see one. We found out that Marnie had an inhability to break down large protien. We put her on allimentum hydrolyised formula. It's very expensive but well worth it as we both got to see and she was no longer in pain. But please see a dr. if your son is projectile vomiting as his condition could be more serious. for example pyloric stenosis which is treatable with surgery. good luck!!

Sara - posted on 01/19/2010

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Nutramigen is a good hypoallergenic formula. All my kids had severe reflux that was made much worse by formula sensitivities. The GI specialists told us that thickening the formula really will not work, but we did it because it calmed them & we think it helped a little. Call your peditrician and ask about nutramigen. It is expensive, but very gently on the tummy. Your doctor may have samples to try before purchasing it on your own. Also ask your doctor if medicine for reflux is warranted. Your little one may have discomfort/heartburn.





Good luck to you! Hang in there. 2 of mine outgrew the reflux @ 6 months, so there is hope!!!!

Heather - posted on 01/19/2010

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you might want to have your doctor check for food allergies if you have food allergies, eczema or asthma in your family. My oldest projectile vomitted almost every day for the first year of his life, partially because of food allergies that we discovered because of severe eczema and then a full blown anaphylactic reaction. Did you try milk formula first and switch? Milk and soy are both in the list of most common allergens. There is another formula available, I wish I could remember the name for you, if you prediatrician thinks your baby needs another alternative. Definitely check with the doctor.

Molly - posted on 01/19/2010

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No matter what, don't lose hope! You are doing fine! Enfamil is what I used but talking to your doctor is the best choice. No one on here can give you the advice you need. Every baby is different. Be brave and tell your doctors, that is what you pay them for.

Tonya - posted on 01/19/2010

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If you are using powder try liquid--I have a friend who's little girl was allergic to something they use to make the powdered formula--went to liquid(ready to eat) and did fine

C. - posted on 01/19/2010

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Valerie, my son was allergic to milk-based formula and went on soy and that worked.. He didn't vomit after that, just the occasional spit-up that every baby does. And he's not lactose intolerant either.. He drinks whole cows milk just fine w/o vomiting (he's almost 19 months now). I have never heard that before, and my son has gone to about 10 different Ped's in his short lifetime (long story short, we're military and moved around).

Valerie - posted on 01/19/2010

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for all of you who are saying unless he has an allergy don't put him on soy... babies [like my son] WITH an allergy cannot be on soy [the protein brakes down the same way and causes the same reaction as the milk protein]... they can be lactose intolerant and on soy, but cannot be allergic and be on soy. there is a difference... and if spitting up was your only issue and the soy solved it... he's probably intolerant. Are you still on 4 oz. bottles? You might try switching to a six ounces or eight ounces a feeding time. [my son had to use similac alimentum... and we had no problems after that]

Sadie - posted on 01/19/2010

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We switched from Smart Start to Similac Sensitive with no lactose...it did the trick. I am also a big fan of the Dr. Brown bottles. I have used them with 2 kids and it really seems to help with gas. Really I don't think you want to go from regular to soy...try something inbetween (lactose free) and see....

Kate - posted on 01/19/2010

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My daughter had the same problem. We switched her to Similac Sensitive RS. It's in ready to use containers, lactose free and is thicker. It kept her fuller longer with out all the spit-up too!! She went from hardly sleeping to sleeping all night long!!

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I know Enfamil makes one for babies with sensitive stomachs. You can buy it at Walmart or your local grocery store.

I also use Platex VentAire bottles, which they claim reduces gas and spit up, and I think they actually work! Use the slow flow nipple to start.

My little guy does spit up sometimes, but usually because he drank too fast.

Worth a shot at least.

Good luck.

Amanda - posted on 01/19/2010

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you might try similac lactose free and or neutramagen i had to use these for all 3 of my childrean and they stoped spitting up but if you just changed it will take a bit of time for his little belly to get used to it.

Michelle - posted on 01/19/2010

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I used Isomil . They gave it to me in the hospital . I was trying to breastfeed and totally didnt like it so i gave up quickly . They gave me Isomil for my son and I never had a problem , In fact, it worked so well i used it for my daughter when she was born , also with no problems whatsoever. But babies are indeed different and their delicate little digestive systems are different . have you asked the babys doctor ?

Lyndsay - posted on 01/19/2010

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Hey! My daughter had the same problem! She was allergic to milk so they put her on Soy Formula! She was up all night...put cereal in the bottle!!! IT WORKS! It fills there tummy!!

Jodi - posted on 01/19/2010

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Hi, My daughter was lactose inntolorant when she was born, we used similac lactose free... it was 11 yrs ago so i think its something like thatbut it really helped! Go into a babys r us and ask someone qualified to answer your question and they will help! Similac lactose free

C. - posted on 01/19/2010

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We had the same problem. My son was projectile vomiting the Nestle' Good Start. We switched to Similac Isomil Advance (soy formula) and he would still spit up, but he wouldn't projectile vomit. We kept him on that until one year when we switched him to milk. If he's JUST spitting up, it's normal and every baby does it every now and then. If he's vomiting it up, then you may need to switch to another formula again. Good luck!



Oh, you may want to check with the doctor to see if he has GERDs or reflux or Pyloric Stenosis if this is a persistent issue.

Meredith - posted on 01/19/2010

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I'm sure that you have already recieved advice on this but I will tell you again. My Grandson will be a1 next week and My Daughter had the same issues. Ian has acid reflux issues as well as colic, Similac Alimentum formula is what has worked for him. It's a little pricey but some children resale shops have some also. What a difference it has made!!!! They have tried recently to switch him to Similac sensitive but have gone back to the Alimentum till 1 year check up. Try it!!!!

Hanna - posted on 01/19/2010

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Get bub tested for intolerances or allergies. My son did the same thing. Turns out he was lactose intolerant, quite common for under 12 months. They usually grow out of it, my son did. But because he was diagnosed, we got lactose free formula on script (i live in Aus) It turned out to be heaps cheaper too getting it on script. He now is able to drink cows milk & grew out of the intolerance. His symptoms were tummy aches and little pale chunks in his poos. He would spit up so much we had to cover the couch with beach towels because all of a sudden he would just explode just after eating!

Michelle - posted on 01/19/2010

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It sounds like your daughter has chronic reflux, both my boys had that so i used to add gripes water to their formula, its available at any chemist and after 2 weeks, there was a vast improvement. You can try that, i hope it helps

Biza - posted on 01/18/2010

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I had problems with three out of four of I accidentlly ran across this formula cause it was sent home in the diaper bag from the Hosp. I had just set it aside and went through all the formulas that WIC makes you and nothing was working. So I decided to try this Emfamil Nutramagin it said easy on the stomach for colic etc. BAM right away it worked, so I called and tried to switch and Wic gave me problems so they mad me get a prescription from my pediatrician. Its very expensive, but if you can gety Wic heres the things your doctor has to specify, Protien allergy, colic things of that nature. What a life saver cause baby not only spit up, but cramped up and cried long after evey feeding which was what seemed like almost till the next feeding. EXHAUSTING. Three kids were saved (I was saved) by this formula!

Angela - posted on 01/18/2010

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There is a ratio they suggest however, you can always sub. Add more water than formula. It really is better if you arent breast feeding. Most babies can take this formula, just hang in there. Then to keep the unscheduled awakenings, wake him when you get up then when he does get up you both will eventually end up on a workable schedule.

Krista - posted on 01/18/2010

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try Nutramagin. my neice wouldnt stop spitting up and having heartburn like symptoms and my sister put her on that and she completly stopped all the spitting up! the only downside is its alot more expensive than similac soy.

Mary - posted on 01/18/2010

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Has your baby been diagnosed with reflux? I worked in Peds GI office and we had a lot of babies with food allergies and reflux. there are some medicines that can help for the reflux. also propping the head of the crib up will help & feeding the baby in a more upright position

Wanda - posted on 01/18/2010

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Soy is great! He is old enough that you can do one of two things,



1. put a couple of teaspoons of baby ceral in his last bottle for the night

2. Feed him a little baby ceral by baby spoon before bed with his last bottle feeding, give bottle first!

Tessa - posted on 01/18/2010

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enfamil gentlease is a very great product!!!! Is your son spitting up or is he spitten four feet in front of him? Weird question but my son had pyloric stenosis which would not let him eat much...instead the liquid would fill up in his tummy and would shoot out 4 feet in front of him. At first the docs thought he had reflux but they were very wrong once they did a cat scan. I would check with your doctor and ask them what may be the problem. The doctor told us our sons medical issue is very common in first born white males. Ever since his surgery he has been eating like a champ but they already said he will probably have Acid reflex Disease since his father and grandfather have it.

Tessa - posted on 01/18/2010

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enfamil gentlease is a very great product!!!! Is your son spitting up or is he spitten four feet in front of him? Weird question but my son had pyloric stenosis which would not let him eat much...instead the liquid would fill up in his tummy and would shoot out 4 feet in front of him. At first the docs thought he had reflux but they were very wrong once they did a cat scan. I would check with your doctor and ask them what may be the problem. The doctor told us our sons medical issue is very common in first born white males. Ever since his surgery he has been eating like a champ but they already said he will probably have Acid reflex Disease since his father and grandfather have it.

CHERYL - posted on 01/18/2010

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TRY TAKING HIM TO THE DOCTOR AND LETTING THE DOCTOR CHECK HIM OUT AND MAYBE GOODSTART TO HARD FOR A BABY TO DIGEST AT HIS AGE TRY NEUTRAMENGEN FORMULA IT WORKED ON MY DAUGHTER AND IT DIDN'T UPSET THE STOMACH OR CAUSE SPITTING UP!

Suryia - posted on 01/18/2010

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hey Kristen my daughter had alot of gas and she couldn't sleep she was waking up alot the first couple of months I tried infimil gentlease and it has worked wonders for me. The doctor told me that alot of babies can't hold down the iron and thats why they throw up get gas so this milk has iron but it's broken down so it's easier to digest. Ask your doctor about this one. Good luck

Amanda - posted on 01/18/2010

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I used Similac Advanced with my girls but they had the same problem couldn't hold it down. We actually tried a couple of different formulas and then after some testing found our that twins both had hernias and had to be put on Zantac for the acid reflux. Could be something that you neeed to check on

Jenn - posted on 01/18/2010

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I just wrote a well detailed response but my computer decided to mess up on me. So, I'm going to just cut to the chase this time. Enfamil AR Lipil (pink) is what worked for my daughter. She is 6 1/2 now and when she was a baby I had to drive to 4 different places to find it b/c it was a new formula. So, hopefully now, it's easier to locate. The doctors kept switching her formula and sending her for tests. I was so frustrated and disgusted b/c my daughter wasn't gaining weight and was well behind my son, her twin brother. So, when they changed it, AGAIN, I went to the store and decided to read every can of formula. I, then, came accross Enfamil AR and felt in my gut that I should not listent to what the Dr. suggested and go w/ what I felt was right. Well, I'm glad to say w/ the 1st bottle she kept it all down and it was amazing. She started gaining weight and eventually passed her brother in the chunky department lol. Everytime I hear someone talk about this problem or read about it I have to speak up. I know what it's like to watch your child go through that and I want everyone to know what worked for me. We went months w/ not knowing and torturing my daughter in the hospital w/ tests, drinks, upper gi's and more. Hope this helps!

Kristina - posted on 01/18/2010

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I not only changed formulas 3 times with my 1st of 4 girls, but I changed bottles, too. I switched her to Nutramigen & changed to Playtex with disposable bags. I had gone to the emergency room with her, called her doctor, & relaized she had colic really bad . Someone who's child had some of the same problems suggested that formula & bottles so being the new desperate mother of a newborn for the first time I was all for trying anything. The formula was more gentle than what I had been using & with those bottles I was able to push out all the extra air she would've gotten. Hope you find one that works.

Tara - posted on 01/18/2010

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My daughter has had a lot of issues with formula. I tried so many but I finally found one. We use similac alimentum. She had some constipation issues and was spitting up everything she ate, everytime she ate. Nothing made it better until we tried alimentum. She stills spits up a little which is normal for any child, but she's doing a lot better now.

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I have always used Parent's Choice-the walmart brand and has never had a problem with my daughter! She drinks 7oz a feeding every 2-3 hours and she is 3 months old! She has also been sleeping through the night for about a month and half in her crib-she will go to sleep anywheres between 930pm-1030pm and sleep right through until 8am-9am!!

Tabitha - posted on 01/18/2010

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maybe you could try another kind of formula but first consult with your physician.

Penny - posted on 01/18/2010

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I had the same problem with my son it is just trail and error we went through so many diffrent formulas before we finally found one that he didnt throw up! But Soya milk is good for this problem it is worth a try!

It is all trail and error as every baby is diffrent you just have to find the one he can take without being sick!

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Is he spitting up small amounts or projectile vomiting? If its only spitting up its not a problem, if hes throwing up more then average try thickening the bottles with rice cereal or thickener, or feeding solids BEFORE the bottle. This is what the hospital do for babies with reflux as it helps to line thier stomach before they have the milk. Try feeding in 2 setting having a break in between, puta pillow under the cot matress, keep upright while feeding and try the reflux and collic meds in the bottle. Not sure where you live but we have lots of meds from the chemist here in Australia like infants friend etc

Tammy - posted on 01/18/2010

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Try enfamil AR which is added rice. Chances are the baby has reflux and those formulas just arent thick enough. The Enfamil AR is wonderful. Both my sons were extremely bad at spitting up until we put them on AR. But as always ask your dr just to be on the safe side.

Good Luck

Jasmine - posted on 01/18/2010

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hey my name is Jasmine Lea and I also have a 4 month old baby and I have just started him on formula as I am going back to study next month...I put him on "Nan" about a week ago and that is going fine....Maybe try that...Hope I helped!! :)

Jasmine - posted on 01/18/2010

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hey my name is Jasmine Lea and I have a 4 month old son who is also on formula. I put him straight on "Nan" and he has taken to it really well....So maybe you could give that a go. I am also partly breastfeeding but yeah I have had no problems with it.

Katie - posted on 01/17/2010

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Is it a powdered formula or the ready to feed ones? I find the powdered ones are basically just coloured water. They have no consistancy, no weight, and to keep it in their little tummies it needs to be some what heavy.

Kelly - posted on 01/17/2010

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hi my daughter can not have lactose so we put her on karicare lactose free in a pink tin as well as karicare thickner for her reflux and she strarted to sleep much better before i was up every 2 hours with her

Stefanie - posted on 01/17/2010

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I see alot of great suggestions and they all go back to reflux. My question is, is it powder formula?? If so it may be the powder itself. My youngest, who is almost a year now, she would spit up her formula alot and she had alot of gas. I checked with the doctor and my doc switched her from Enfamil's powder formula to the concentrate version. Once we switched her she did so much better. So if you haven't tried a concentrate version you might want to. I hope you figure it out soon. Good Luck.

Sandra - posted on 01/17/2010

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Have you tried Enfamil's Gentle ease formula? Also, you might try making sure the iron level is the lesser variety, it may be more the iron that is causing the indigestion.

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