Best Formula?

Amanda - posted on 01/10/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I have my 15 weeks old daughter on the S-26 Alpha Pro and she hasn't been using her bawls for 4 days in a row.. does anyone else have or had this problem and do you know of a better formula that will help?

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Emma - posted on 01/11/2010

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I have heard that S-26 formula makes babies more prone to wind and constipation than other formulas. I used it for a little while and had trouble with my son at the time as he had very bad wind. I had to put him back on formula recently (i was breastfeeding and he started refusing), and put him on NAN with Pro-biotics. Not sure if you have that though as I am in Australia (I noticed most mothers are American as this is an Americak website!). He loves it! Good luck.

Caryn - posted on 01/11/2010

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This is something you need to talk to your childs pediatrian about. Some babies just don't take to certain formulas.
If you are breastfeeding I would suggest you do that more and use less formula...
Also, it is ok for her to go a few days without having a BM, as long as she has one in the next day or so she should be fine. If she doesn't be sure to let her ped know so that they can tell you what to do.
A few things they may tell you that you can try are "cycling" her legs (lay her on your lap and move her legs as if she's peddling a bike), rubbing her belly gently but firmly (have your dr show you the best way how, you don't want to hurt her!), and even rubbing a warm wet cotton ball on her rectum. Also a warm bath may help too.
Good luck!

Amy - posted on 01/11/2010

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I had my som on similac and he did the same thing. Good Start premium worked well, we now use enfamil premium lipil and that works good. talk to your doctor and it is just trial and error. Good luck!

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