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formula switch Brandi Lynn White 18 kids; Ravenna, Ohio 519 posts
19th Jan '13

I have just switched my son from powered formula to Concentrate and I have notices he isn't spitting up enough. Has anyone else had this happen? I am just trying to figure out if it was the switch or maybe his is just having a good spit up day.

Take me as I am 18 kids; Wyoming 1669 posts
19th Jan '13

Not spitting up enough????? What? That should be something to be happy about.

MyPurrrtyBabies 3 kids; Alabama 8386 posts
19th Jan '13
Quoting Take me as I am:" Not spitting up enough????? What? That should be something to be happy about."


Yeeeeeah, I am confused too.

Fairy [God] Mother Due February 23 (girl); 17 kids; Stratham, New Hampshire 7085 posts
19th Jan '13

Did I read that right? Less spit up should be a good thing

Take me as I am 18 kids; Wyoming 1669 posts
19th Jan '13

Edited.......Read wrong, sorry

grr, argh 1 child; Ohio 385 posts
19th Jan '13

Did you mean hes not spitting up "as much"? Anyways, the pre-mixed stuff tends to be a little thicker and babies are usually able to hold it down better than the powder formula. This is just what I have heard however, Ive never actually used the pre made stuff.

Brandi Lynn White 18 kids; Ravenna, Ohio 519 posts
19th Jan '13

haha I meant anymore not enough sorry

MyPurrrtyBabies 3 kids; Alabama 8386 posts
19th Jan '13
Quoting grr, argh:" Did you mean hes not spitting up "as much"? Anyways, the pre-mixed stuff tends to be a little thicker ... [snip!] ... it down better than the powder formula. This is just what I have heard however, Ive never actually used the pre made stuff."


Ohhh I didn't know that. I have heard if you 'barely' warm the bottles and/or don't warm them up at all that it will stop/reduce the spitting up.

~Mommyof3girls1boy~ Due October 5 (boy); 3 kids; Ohio 2686 posts
19th Jan '13

My niece spit up a lot on powder but as soon as my sister switched to the liquid, she quit almost immediately. Turned out she was allergic to something in the powder that isn't used in the liquid. My oldest two were on the liquid the entire time and never spit up (one on advance the other on soy) but our third is breastfed so she has her spit up days. I'd be ecstatic about no spit up!! Haha

Brandi Lynn White 18 kids; Ravenna, Ohio 519 posts
19th Jan '13

I am so happy about it but I just dont want to get my hopes up if it is not the switch since they have tried so much and I hate putting the cereal in his bottle like the doctor told me to since I know that it adds so many extra calories that is not needed. And the prevacid doesnt do anything but make it less painful when he does spit up.

penispenispenisVAGINA 4 kids; Idaho 7113 posts
19th Jan '13

I've had to do multiple formula switches on my LO from A.R. to Gentlease to the one that's like 40$ a small can URGH! Yes one poster was correct the already mixed formula is a lot thicker then powdered formula. I now have to put scoops of rice cereal in his bottle because nothing else was working. Does your LO have reflux or spit up like super bad?

~Mommyof3girls1boy~ Due October 5 (boy); 3 kids; Ohio 2686 posts
19th Jan '13
Quoting Brandi Lynn White:" I am so happy about it but I just dont want to get my hopes up if it is not the switch since they have ... [snip!] ... so many extra calories that is not needed. And the prevacid doesnt do anything but make it less painful when he does spit up."


Have you tried oatmeal on a spoon instead of cereal in a bottle? It's not only a choking hazard for baby but there have been small traces of arsenic in baby cereal (which is why it's not recommended by most doctors now a days) Not trying to start an argument, just figured you'd like some facts since you're not comfortable with the idea already..

Brandi Lynn White 18 kids; Ravenna, Ohio 519 posts
19th Jan '13

Both he is seeing a specialist on the 6th to see for sure. They have never ran a test since he is still gaining weight. It is so frustrating since he spits up from the time he drinks one bottle to the other. I know I am not over feeding him since he is drinking 4 oz every 3 hours and he is 17 lbs. I even cut back on his bottles and it still happens. They have me putting 4 tablespoons of rice cereal in every 4 oz bottle and it is still working.

Brandi Lynn White 18 kids; Ravenna, Ohio 519 posts
19th Jan '13
Quoting ~Mommyof3girls~:" Have you tried oatmeal on a spoon instead of cereal in a bottle? It's not only a choking hazard for ... [snip!] ... days) Not trying to start an argument, just figured you'd like some facts since you're not comfortable with the idea already.."

Yep he gets that for breakfast and he still spits it up 2 tablespoons of oatmeal mixed with formula. Nothing stays all the way down.

penispenispenisVAGINA 4 kids; Idaho 7113 posts
19th Jan '13

how old ?