Formula Problems!!!

Erica - posted on 10/30/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )




My son was formerly on Enfamil Gentlease and we switched him over to Similac Sensitive 3 days ago. Since we made the switch he has been having very frequent stools which are watery and brown. Any of you other mommies have this happen? If so what did you do? Did you switch to something else? If not how long did it take baby's stools to go back to normal?


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Heather - posted on 12/06/2010




Add more formula to the bottle and less water. Doctor told me it helps keep things together so to speak. If it still happens after a few days go see a doctor. He might have to change to a different type of formula. I'm using Target's Soy Formula since it's cheaper than Enfamil's stuff and has the same ingredients. Look for stuff with Iron and don't forget to get some Pedialite to help prevent dehydration.

C. - posted on 11/15/2010




When my son was born, I was supplementing with Nestle Good Start and he projectile vomited everything up and lost weight, so we switched him to Similac Soy Isomil (when we used it, it was called Isomil Advance.) He was fine after that as far as vomiting went. But at first, he did have a few loose stools until his tummy got used to it.

I say give it just a little bit of time. Once her system is used to it, the loose stools should stop. If it doesn't, I would call her Pediatrician and ask them if you should maybe switch to a soy formula. Similac Sensitive is milk-based, so if her tummy troubles don't go away, it could be that she's allergic to it and would need soy (if she doesn't have any known soy allergies, of course). Good luck!

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It does take about a week or so to see how they r doing on each particular formula though and not every kids is the same. My oldest one went from Similac to Enfamil to Prosobee (put out by enfamil) then finally about 5 months old we tried Good Start (formerly Carnation now Nestle) that finally helped her with her digestive problems. So when I had my second child We went straight for the Good Start and it was great. I know alot of people that have used the Good start and would swear by it.

Brandi - posted on 11/04/2010




anytime you switch their food their stools are going to change and they will also go through stages when it will change on its own. If it is not too hard or causing any other problems, I would leave it. Switching formulas to often causes digestinal irritation, and bowel issues. I had to switch both of my kids to the enfamil gentlease. Hope it works for you.

Amy - posted on 11/04/2010




my daughter went through soo soo many formulas when she was a baby. it took months to get it right. she wouldn't keep anything down. just more spit up beyond what you can imagine! finally settled on enfamil gentlease.... whenever you switch formulas you have to give it time. their little digestive systems are not used to changes, so unusual poopy and spit up is considered trying to adjust to it... i would advise you to keep in contact with the doctor though, they can give you better advice and tell you if anything is wrong.

Kristy - posted on 11/01/2010




I switched my sons formula a lot but u have to give it at least a week per one. I had prob breast feeding bc of the traveling 18hr to c my husband while he was n bct and ait. So i used the similac sensitve and it worked pretty good and then i switched him back to similac advance when he was big enough to handle the iron. You can call the ped or wic office for an opinion with a little more med background. Hope u get answers!

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