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formula dilemma :p Alex's Mommy 11/09 1 child; Maryland 98 posts
26th Dec '12

My baby is about to run out of formula(similac advance w/ iron) my boyfriend was supposed to pick it up after work but now he has to work late so he won't get home until about 1am and food lion closes at 12am so there is no way we can pick up more tonight D: But I have 2 cans of similac sensitive would it be bad to give him bottles with that just for tonight? Idk where else we can get formula walmart closes at 12 as well :p this sucks what should I do?!

Heather ♥ 3 kids; Miami, Florida 2429 posts
26th Dec '12

try but it isn't guaranteed he will drink it. you should keep a stock of formula.

Lois. 1 child; Pennsylvania 2506 posts
status 26th Dec '12

Obviously don't starve your child.
If you really have no other option then just give him the similac sensitive.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
26th Dec '12

If its your only option then obviously feed LO that.

1 child; Chicopee, MA, United States 30921 posts
26th Dec '12

any formula is better than none

[JadeLee] 1 child; Minnesota 12190 posts
26th Dec '12

If you have nobody to help you you will need to use the sensitive formula. It may upset him a bit switching so quickly, so watch for that, but tomorrow as soon as you can I would get the regular kind.

Layla's Momma ♥ 17 kids; California 4457 posts
26th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Heather ♥:</b>" try but it isn't guaranteed he will drink it. you should keep a stock of formula."</blockquote>



I agree! Always keep a stock don't wait until last minute especially if you don't have transportation.



He should be fine if you use the other one tonight.

Jillian Lindsey 2 kids; Mosheim, Tennessee 2354 posts
26th Dec '12
Quoting Alex's Mommy 11/09:" My baby is about to run out of formula(similac advance w/ iron) my boyfriend was supposed to pick it ... [snip!] ... with that just for tonight? Idk where else we can get formula walmart closes at 12 as well :p this sucks what should I do?!"

he will be fine

Alex's Mommy 11/09 1 child; Maryland 98 posts
26th Dec '12

See I thought I had another can as there was one in the cabinet so I was like okay I still have one to fall back on well I went to go open it and guess SO decided to put a can with one scoop of formula left in it in the cabinet I try to keep a full can on hand at all times... I feel bad I mean I have enough for a couple bottles so should I just do half and half? Would that make it better?

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
26th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Alex's Mommy 11/09:</b>" See I thought I had another can as there was one in the cabinet so I was like okay I still have one to ... [snip!] ... all times... I feel bad I mean I have enough for a couple bottles so should I just do half and half? Would that make it better?"</blockquote>




Probably

Alex's Mommy 11/09 1 child; Maryland 98 posts
29th Dec '12

Well guys I gave him sensitive for that night and I think it works better for him. Before he was spitting up quite a bit after every bottle(not enough to make me go out of my way to change his formula) but on sensitive he has only spit up 2-3 times in the last 2 days! He's also a lot happier more smiles and little half giggles that I have seen! I'm thinking about just keeping him on sensitive? The only thing is he is a little constipated but I think that's just from switching his formula. Should I keep him switched or put him back on advanced because of the constipation?

Alex's Mommy 11/09 1 child; Maryland 98 posts
29th Dec '12

I forgot to mention that he was eating 6oz every 3hrs now he is eating 4 ever 3-4hrs so it fills him up more and for longer.