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My little 2 month old Draiden has been on so many different formulas, (Enfamil premium, enfamil A.r, Enfamil Soy, and even a Nutrimean or something like that..that the pedi perscribed ). He spits up all the time and its more than spit up, and hes constipated on most of the formulas ive given him. And the other day i looked up more conversations about my problem and I just got him on the Similac Soy formula, cause i read that it helps...well it didnt help at all. He is still constipated. I feel really bad that I cant help my son with this problem. I just want to make him to where he is not constipated. He always has the outbursts of cries and after doing everything i can, it seems like i cant comfort him. Any advice will be greatly appreciated, I just want my little man to be a happy baby. :(

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Jessica - posted on 03/18/2010

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i hvae my little girl on fromula and when she get consttipated i use grap water it seems to jsut go right throw her and cean her insides out.... warm water and a little suger to help

Patricia - posted on 03/17/2010

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if you mix a bottle half prune juice and half water it will loosen him up quick. for the spitting up you might want to consider dr. brown bottles they are specialy made for gas and spitting up and such.

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Anna - posted on 09/20/2012

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I watered down some prune juice and gave it to my baby. This was at the doctor's recommendation.

Sarah - posted on 09/16/2012

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My third child was like that. After trying enfamil premium and finding out she was constipated I tried the gentalease enfamil. That gave her the runs. So I tried mixing the two and that seemed to help. My child slept in her swing most of the time for the first 3 months because that was where she was most comfortable. That seemed to help my baby out. I hope you can find something that works for you baby! Good Luck!

Drue - posted on 09/09/2012

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Try giving him a half ounce of water between every 2 ounces of formula. It helps then it out in histummy. Also switching his formula alot can cause tummy aches. Next time you try switching I would ease him into it. Half bottle of old formula and half battle of new for a couple days, then gradually do less of the old formula.

Drue - posted on 09/09/2012

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Hi, It sounds like your baby has acid reflux. Take him to the doctor and they should give him zantac and it should fix the problem. Both of my children had it.

Ashley - posted on 09/06/2012

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dark karo syrup 1 tspn 2x day works for infants under 2 months old; apple/prune juice 2 months old +

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Similac Sensitive straightened out my baby's constipation! She was breastfed for 3 1/2 wks until I had to stop due to an infection. We started Similac Advanced and she had the worst time. After starting the Sensitive she does great!Similac Sensitive straightened out my baby's constipation! She was breastfed for 3 1/2 wks until I had to stop due to an infection. We started Similac Advanced and she had the worst time. After starting the Sensitive she does great!Similac Sensitive straightened out my baby's constipation! She was breastfed for 3 1/2 wks until I had to stop due to an infection. We started Similac Advanced and she had the worst time. After starting the Sensitive she does great! Also the Karo dark syrup will help. I was putting 1 tsp per 2 oz per my ped. Good luck!

Lillitu - posted on 03/25/2010

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you can get some med from your doctor to stimulate breast milk production.i agree that bf will solve the issues. when i had to add formula, my little one has gas and constipation. now that my milk is at full production, he no longer has those issues.



and even the "gassy formulas" like enfamil lipil for fussiness and gas did the constipation. only breastmilk helped.

Abigail - posted on 03/24/2010

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i gave my little girl cow and cate colic and constipiation the only one she really taken to

Jessica - posted on 03/21/2010

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I stoped breastfeeding my son at six weeks as well. I have him on goodstart protect plus. I too was trying different kinds because he was constipated after a week or so giving him that kind he finally did it! Good luck I know a crying baby isnt always fun.

Lindsay - posted on 03/20/2010

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My daughter Leigha is also 2 months (10 weeks) and she was having the same problem with milk based and soy formula always spitting up and was just so unhappy all day and not sleeping at all at night, the dr checked and she has blood in her stool which ment she couldn't eat soy or milk based so she put Leigha on Alemtum (sp sorry) and I also put a baby spoon full of beach nut rice cereal in every bottle and she has not spit up at all and is a such a happy and calm baby. she does have acid reflux and is on raditdine. so the combo of fomula rice and meds she is a 100%. she also sleeps through the night from about 10pm to 5am. so peaceful. Try switching to the formula were on if it's medical reason ins will cover it. They cover Leigha cause she really can't have anything else. Hope Draiden gets back on track :)

Krystal - posted on 03/20/2010

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The best for constipation is yogurt. My 2 month old Bailey has been havin the same problem & i went to wal-mart & got her some of the gerber yogurt juices in the small 4 oz bottles & it's been workin. If that doesn't work give him pear juice or white karo syrup those worked on my oldest two. I hope this helps you.

Terry - posted on 03/20/2010

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my 2 month old Ethan spits up a lot too. When i was breast feeding him and giving him similac advance blue shield, he kept spitting up everything. I got worried because the similac I was using at the time is suppose to be almost like breast milk, but he kept spitting up my breast milk, too. So I decided to stop breast feeding and switched him to similac sensitive and he was doing fine, but he didn't have any dirty diapers for 4 days and i was terrified so I searched it up on the internet and found out that it was due to switching formulas. He has also been constipated a lot after the formula switch and I asked his doctor about it and he just told me to give my son more water. He poops on a daily basis now, but the spit ups are still there. I did read on the internet about how it can be due to acid reflux and can be treated because that's what spit ups are normally called.

Adria - posted on 03/20/2010

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Breastfeed the poor little guy. Oh, wait a sec. Sorry. Your milk has probably dried up huh. Ask your pediatrician. Maybe you could mix pedialyte with one of them, or give him pedialyte every other feeding.

April - posted on 03/19/2010

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We had the same problems with our little girl. Her pediatrician put her on Nutramigen AA. It's really expensive, but we now have a happy baby.

Kimberly - posted on 03/19/2010

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When you switch formula, how long do you give your baby to adjust? I was told it can take a couple of weeks for their digestive systems to get used to a formula when you switch. So if you are expecting an instant change, that could be a problem. For constipation my son's pediatrician had us give him 2 ounces of white grape juice spaced between two feedings and that definitely got things moving again.

Jackie - posted on 03/19/2010

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My son also gets constipated and the doctor recommened dark karo syrup in the formula. betwee 1 and 3 teaspoons. He also said that I can give him a baby enema every once in awhile. Those really help.

Lorrielyn - posted on 03/19/2010

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i give my 2 months old daughter different kind of formulas and she did what your son did until i bought a no name brand and now my daughter is feeling great and eat alot

Stacey - posted on 03/19/2010

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my son did the same thing. (by the way he is on similac soy, he does great with that. better with the ready made kind versus the powder) has his pediatrician said anything about acid reflux? my son was spitting up 3-4 times sometimes every single time he ate. even projectile vomiting. a week ago today he was put on cereal. just one to two teaspoons with his formula. it has done WONDERS!! he just spits up a very little once in a while now. not every day either. good luck to you and your little man!

Jessica - posted on 03/19/2010

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Hey, I've been in the same boat as you. However, I haven't tried as many formulas. My LO is on Similac Isomil Advance (Soy) formula now. For constipation I'm giving 1/2 oz to 1 oz of prune juice once a day. I don't want my LO bowels to go crazy or have a blow out so I started with 1/2 oz and it helped a lot. AND don't let all the moms preaching breast-feeding discourage you either, it's your choice. I started with breast-feeding and formula is just what's working better. You decide what's best for you and your baby and you stick with it. But honestly prune juice is helping my LO with constipation.

Jenine - posted on 03/18/2010

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Hi my name is Jenine and I have a 2 month old little girl who has had all the same problems. We seen a pediatrician on Tues. and he suggested putting a little brown sugar in their bottles till their stool softens. I did it and within 24hrs she was having softer bowel movements. We just started her on nutramigen, and this is her 5th formula...so we will see how that goes.

Maritza - posted on 03/18/2010

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I heard manzanilla tea helps too...in english i think its called chamomille....i used it on my two month old and it helped....had same problem...similac sensitive did not help either :( I hope Draiden feels better soon!!!

Amanda - posted on 03/18/2010

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I woould add a daily infant probiotic. Iit will help regulate owel mooovements and it I'll boooost her immunity....the syrup and other ooptions don't have this benefit

Chelsie - posted on 03/17/2010

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i would try a complete differnt formula my lil girl is two months and she was having the same problem and breast feeding is outta the question now lol and some one said to try good start plus in the orange can and oh my gosh she is the happiest baby ever and spits up hardley ever... and similac made her so constipated give her like a spoon fool of karo syrup in a bottle and watch out lol if will help and if she keeps spittin up my doc said to try rice cereal in her bottle it helps tons!!!

Samantha - posted on 03/17/2010

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my daughter use to spit up all the time too... She is on Enfamil AR and it took about 2 weeks for her tummy to adjust to it. I took her to the ER one night and they told me to feed her 2 ounces every 2 hours and she was just over a week old then and now she is eating between 4 and 5 ounces every 2 to 4 hours she still spits up, because that's just what babies do. There are also some tests your doctor can do to see if maybe she Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease and there is medicine for it.. .my daughter has a small case of it so she don't need any meds, but maybe it will help your baby!

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thanks everyone for your help. im tryin to get my milk to fully come back in so i can end all my babies pain by breastfeeding

Ann - posted on 03/16/2010

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That was the same way that my son was for wks...he is now 2 month's old (10 wks.) and is doing sooo much better...When I brought him home from the hospital I was nursing him, and then started him on some formula at bedtime so he would sleep alittle while longer for me, well not only did I have a problem with him Projectile vomiting from the breastmilk, but it got only worse with the formula, so we to tried so many formula's ( which was only making him sicker) we tried all the one's that you tried except the Nutirmean, the 4th one that we went to was Nestle Goodstart Gentle Plus it was called, WORST Formula I have ever given him, he was up for 6 hrs. SCREAMING his head off, he was vomiting horribly, gas was the worst I have ever heard him let out, anyway my husband I rushed him to the doc. the next day, and the doc put him on Zantac twice a day( which helped him almost imedialtly) and the doctor also said to start a Soy formula, which I had already done( I had a sample that Similac had sent me) So since he has been 4 wks. old he has been on Similac Soy Advance and it seem's to be what has worked for us, he is now 10 wks. old and he is doing much better...I hope that you have found something that work's for your baby, I know it is very very very frustrating when you don't know what to do! Hang in there, no matter what it does get easier in some way's

Sian - posted on 03/16/2010

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i'm not going to say 'try to breastfeed' cos chances are if you have tried all these formulas then for whatever reason (and that's totally up to you!) that is not an option. My advice would be to look for a baby massage class because some of the massage techniques can help motivate the digestion system. one of the ones that i was shown involves having baby on their back and gently pushing their bent legs up towards their tummy (to resemble a crouch position) and bringing them down again. this can help with constipation and wind. also keep on at the pedi if it doesn't clear up, or if you are still worried in any way

NOEMI - posted on 03/16/2010

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Have you tried the Similac sensative (lactose free) plus iron formula...its in an orange can. It really works with my son, and just wondering maybe even changing bottles too if your not using an air free bottle, that really helps. Playtex has one that has drop ins and you push the air out, you may be getting too much air and when you burp him along with the air comes up the milk. Just a suggstion. And with gas (i know that happens at times) you can use Mylicon drops, my son loves it. just keep trying the right formula and the bottle type...I hope this info helps...good luck for you and your lil man Draiden.
Noemi

Nandi - posted on 03/15/2010

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I live in College Park GA. My baby was born at Grady Hospital in Atlanta. They put him on Similac Advance Infant Formula. I find if you feed him 1 or 2 ounces and then burp him he doesn't spit up. Then you try again to get him to drink if he doesn't want it I don't persist but if he does I let him have some more and then burp him again. Sometimes in between he STRETCHES and I rub his tummy to get the gas out.

Sara - posted on 03/15/2010

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Breastfeeding is THE best thing for babies ,unless there are complications like premature birth or lactose intolerance. I recommend it, unless you have major objections. Or, seems like that Similac is pretty popular.

Heather - posted on 03/14/2010

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I gave my daughter a little bit of water (very little bit) as well as breastfeeding. I was told by the nurses when I was in the hospital that it can help flush out their system. I know lots of people say it's not good for babies, but that's only if you are letting your baby fill up on water instead of milk/formula because they are getting empty calories and no nutrients.

Courtney - posted on 03/13/2010

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Similac made my daughter's bowel movements similar to when she was breastfeeding. She was on Enfamil Premium for about 2 1/2 weeks and her poos were noticeably drier and she seemed to struggle more when she pushed them out. I think the Similac, if you stay on it for a bit, could help with the constipation. Also make sure you are measuring correctly, I know it's annoying with the scoop directions but once my husband packed the scoop instead of unpacked but level and my daughter had a hard time pooing. It might have been a coincidence though. Sorry if you read this and say 'well duh!'....just trying to help!
For help with spitting up I would agree with the advice of feeding small amounts to make sure he can keep it down. Similac also has a formula called Similac Sensitive R.S. that says it reduces spitting up. There's info on their website...however it is milk-based so if soy is working for you then maybe you should stick with that.

Kayla - posted on 03/13/2010

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Give him a little bit of dark Karo syrup. that will help with his constipation. and i asked my pediatrician about switching formula all the time and he said that most of the time it just makes matters worse. but good luck with your little one. Mine spits up a lot but he is a happy spitter cause he is not upset after he does. but if you havent tried the syrup give it a try it worked wonders for my cousins baby.

Melissa - posted on 03/12/2010

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i would also recomend breastfeeding..but this is my 2 child and i am more comfortable with it! My first child was only breastfeed for 6 weeks and then i put him on formula and he was the same way with spitting up andconstipation. If he is only 2 months and you have tried all of those already i would get him on one that seemed to work the best and give it a little time. i know its upsetting when your little one is in pain but their stomaches have to have time to adjust to the formula and changing it as often as you have might actually be making it worse because his stomache hasnt had time to adjust to anything!

Sarah - posted on 03/12/2010

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similac came out with similac sensitive now for fussy and gassy babie maybe that well help him

Amy - posted on 03/11/2010

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yup fromula does that to babys there no good. if you can try and breastfeed that will fix his tummy upset and get him to poop. good luck with ur lil one hope he feels better.

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i am also giving him Gripe Water......and the doctor has him on zantac ....and ive tried malicon drops............HELP

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