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Help...What kind of formula to use Jen in Georgia Adel, Georgia 86 posts
6th Mar '13

Ok mamas....Need advice....I am having to formula feed when we run out of breastmilk. She wil drink abt 2 3oz bottles then she gets really fussy and wont drink anymore and cries when you put bottle in mouth but will breast feed fine.. We are using Gerber good startt. Could this be hurting her tummy? what kind do you use if you are mixed feeding? She is 2 mmonths old. Gonna talk to dr at her appt on monday but wanted some of yalls input.

Skitti 17 kids; Grand Haven Charter Township, Michigan 1508 posts
6th Mar '13

I used Gentleease from Enfamil. For awhile my son needed Nutramigen.

October2011 2 kids; Pennsylvania 6923 posts
6th Mar '13
Quoting Skitti:" I used Gentleease from Enfamil. For awhile my son needed Nutramigen."


my son neede nutramigen as well. Gerber goodstart was terrible.

loser mom 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Oslo, ,, Norway 10910 posts
6th Mar '13

I wouldn't use formula at all if you can still breastfeed.

Jen in Georgia Adel, Georgia 86 posts
6th Mar '13

Did yalls throw up other formula or what made you change.

Meli ❤ 1 child; Don't worry about it, CA, United States 30966 posts
6th Mar '13
Quoting loser mom:" I wouldn't use formula at all if you can still breastfeed."


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Jen in Georgia Adel, Georgia 86 posts
6th Mar '13
Quoting loser mom:" I wouldn't use formula at all if you can still breastfeed."



I am having to use formula. I still nurse at night and pump while working but she is eating more than i pump. she runs out of breastmilk at babysitters and give her formula but cries and dont want it

Ellie Goulding 1 child; London, --, United Kingdom 4742 posts
6th Mar '13

Yeah I had problems with Gerber too.
Try similac sensitive perhaps? Anything besides gerber goodstart.

.Jezebel. 1 child; Sumter, South Carolina 9452 posts
6th Mar '13

If your just starting off on formula it may take a little while to get adjusted. My son had an upset tummy for about a week when we switched from breast milk to formula. Try the Gerber Good Start Gentle.

loser mom 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Oslo, ,, Norway 10910 posts
6th Mar '13
Quoting Jen in Georgia:" I am having to use formula. I still nurse at night and pump while working but she is eating more than ... [snip!] ... but she is eating more than i pump. she runs out of breastmilk at babysitters and give her formula but cries and dont want it"



Oh I see. I don't much have much experience with formula, I didn't start using it until LO was 8 months. Sorry I don't have much advice. :(

Megan Hoffman 2 kids; Cambridge, Minnesota 232 posts
6th Mar '13

I use similac advance but I dont breastfeed at all and My daughter seems to be fine on that formula since birth

7 blessings so far.... Due February 3; 6 kids; Glen Burnie, Maryland 8799 posts
6th Mar '13
Quoting Jen in Georgia:" I am having to use formula. I still nurse at night and pump while working but she is eating more than ... [snip!] ... but she is eating more than i pump. she runs out of breastmilk at babysitters and give her formula but cries and dont want it"


switching back and forth between breastmilk and formula may be messing w/her digestive system (since breast milk is esier to digest) Try having the sitter mix the breastmilk & formula 50/50.....2oz of breastmilk w/2oz of prepared formula. That way baby isnt getting straight formula (which can cause a breastfed baby tummy and bowel issues)