Similac RS Formula

Margaret - posted on 08/13/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )

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I just started using the Similac RS formula...anyone else find that its so thick its hard to come out of the nipple? Before I go out and buy medium or fast nipples wanted to see what everyone else was doing for this issue??? Any help would be appreciated!!!!!

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Cindy - posted on 08/13/2009

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Ok I did some research for you...Took a while but...

Mixing Tips for Similac Sensitive R.S.

Similac Sensitive R.S. formula contains rice starch. Compared to other Abbott Nutrition powder formulas, Similac Sensitive R.S. powder mixes a little more slowly with water. This is true of any formula that contains rice starch.







Rice starch is what makes Similac Sensitive R.S. look more "grainy" than other Similac formulas. This is not a product defect. The rice starch grains are very small, and should not cause any issue with feeding through a nipple.







Try these tips to help prevent clogged nipples:



•Mix the powder and water, and then wait two minutes.



•Gently swirl, or agitate,* the formula in the bottle before feeding.



•Use a nipple with a larger hole. This will allow for faster formula flow.



•For easy preparation, try Similac Sensitive R.S. Ready To Feed. Just twist off the cap — no mixing required — and the formula is ready for your baby.



*Avoid vigorous shaking right before feeding — it can cause air bubbles that can lead to gas in your baby.



hope this helps.

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Lyndsay - posted on 08/13/2009

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I used similac formula and it gave my son the shits, so I had to switch brands.

Margaret - posted on 08/13/2009

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Thank you for the research it was very helpful!!! I will try these tips with her next bottle!!

Topaz - posted on 08/13/2009

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Quoting Katarina:




*Avoid vigorous shaking right before feeding — it can cause air bubbles that can lead to gas in your baby.

hope this helps.





Is this true for all formulas??? We've been having gas problems with our little guy. Can I use a spoon and stir instead? He's drinking Similac Advanced.





i recently stopped breastfeeding since my daughter wil not take the breast anymore... yes use a spoon to stir the formula.. it will prevent bubbles..... stirred, not shaken please! :)

Cindy - posted on 08/13/2009

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I would think that a spoon would encourage lumps.



I used my blender, and I blended 1-2 ltrs of formula at a time. Then I just fed the boys from that stockpile. I would gently shake the storage container then fill 2 bottles at a time. It worked for us.



However, if you use the premixed formulas you would not have the bubbles or the lumps.



Just a thought.

Katarina - posted on 08/13/2009

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*Avoid vigorous shaking right before feeding — it can cause air bubbles that can lead to gas in your baby.

hope this helps.


Is this true for all formulas??? We've been having gas problems with our little guy. Can I use a spoon and stir instead? He's drinking Similac Advanced.

Katarina - posted on 08/13/2009

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In haven't heard of it either. I use Similac Advanced with Omega 3 and Omega 6.

April - posted on 08/13/2009

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i've never heard of rs formula. i just used the similac in the orange can its lactose free but that's just because the regular formula in the blue can, the advanced made her constipated coming off of breast milk.

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