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formula izzy+Ethan 2 kids; Edmonton, Alberta 4056 posts
19th Apr '13

bit of a post wh**e today :oops:



anyways im thinking of switching formulas from similac advanced to similac for fussiness and gas. i need advice



reason im thinking of switching is cause he has a hard time getting burps out on similac advanced and grunts and pushes a lot with it, and when i lay him down on his back he grunts and kinda curls up. now if i switch to fussiness and gas and thats not the problem with it effect him. what else could be the issue.... he doesnt spit up a lot




* i know your not doctors but im need some advice experiences*

A is Me 1 child; South Carolina 3782 posts
19th Apr '13

Personally I'd talk to my pedi before switching formula. But that's just me.



It wouldn't hurt to give it a try. It's cows milk formula too so its not a drastic change ya know. You could try that before you looked into it being a bigger issue...I'd just call your pedi or nurse line first.

izzy+Ethan 2 kids; Edmonton, Alberta 4056 posts
19th Apr '13
Quoting A is Me:" Personally I'd talk to my pedi before switching formula. But that's just me. It wouldn't hurt to give ... [snip!] ... ya know. You could try that before you looked into it being a bigger issue...I'd just call your pedi or nurse line first."


i have a small can of it and was thinking of trying it but im not sure a day would make a differnce ?

HannahandAubreesmommy 2 kids; casd, ca, United States 1795 posts
19th Apr '13

Neither of my girls could take similac advance. My oldest switched to the sensitive at 2 weeks old. We did it our selves. My youngest had more of a problem with formula. We started with advance, switched to the sensitive. That started constipating her so on my own I switched to Enfamil gentlease because they wanted me to put prune juice in with her bottles of sensitive at 2 weeks old. she did fine of the Enfamil. Then we switched back to sensitive similiac when she was 6 months.

izzy+Ethan 2 kids; Edmonton, Alberta 4056 posts
19th Apr '13
Quoting Hannah & Aubree's Mommy**:" Neither of my girls could take similac advance. My oldest switched to the sensitive at 2 weeks old. We ... [snip!] ... of sensitive at 2 weeks old. she did fine of the Enfamil. Then we switched back to sensitive similiac when she was 6 months. "

what were the signs that she was gassy :)

HannahandAubreesmommy 2 kids; casd, ca, United States 1795 posts
19th Apr '13

Both were screaming uncontrollably and if we gave them mylicon it seemed to help a lot. So we just switched. In fact our oldest we went to a 24 hour rite aid and bought it at 12:30 am and switched right then.

Asacia Norris 1 child; Fort Wayne, Indiana 301 posts
19th Apr '13

OP--I had the same issues with Similac, and he would also be constipiated. Other than that he seemed okay on it, but I hated seeing him try so hard and be constipated constantly. My pedi said to put him on Gerber Good Start Gentle, which I did...and it works wonders. It is easier for him to digest. I also add just a little extra water in a couple of his bottles each day and he seems much more comfortable.

Hey TTC since May 2014; 5 kids; 6 angel babies; Edmonton, AB, Canada 3419 posts
19th Apr '13

similac sensitive worked wonders for my 2 children. I have a case waiting for the next baby. My kids are lactose intolerant, and I made the change on my own.

A is Me 1 child; South Carolina 3782 posts
20th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting A Baby Blessing:</b>" similac sensitive worked wonders for my 2 children. I have a case waiting for the next baby. My kids are lactose intolerant, and I made the change on my own."</blockquote>




Similar sensitive is a milk based formula, too so I doubt your kids were lactose intolerant if they did well on it

Hey TTC since May 2014; 5 kids; 6 angel babies; Edmonton, AB, Canada 3419 posts
20th Apr '13
Quoting A is Me:" <blockquote><b>Quoting A Baby Blessing:</b>" similac sensitive worked wonders for my ... [snip!] ... Similar sensitive is a milk based formula, too so I doubt your kids were lactose intolerant if they did well on it"


Our version of similac sensitive here is Canada is Lactose reduced.
http://www.similac.ca/en/products/similac-babies-sensitive-lactose

A is Me 1 child; South Carolina 3782 posts
20th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting A Baby Blessing:</b>" Our version of similac sensitive here is Canada is Lactose reduced. http://www.similac.ca/en/products/similac-babies-sensitive-lactose"</blockquote>




Yeah but still not lactose free.....

izzy+Ethan 2 kids; Edmonton, Alberta 4056 posts
20th Apr '13

my main concern is if her wasent lactose sensitive and i switched would it hurt him or effect him in anyway?

A is Me 1 child; South Carolina 3782 posts
20th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting izzy+Ethan:</b>" my main concern is if her wasent lactose sensitive and i switched would it hurt him or effect him in anyway?"</blockquote>




No it wouldn't hurt...if anything less lactose is a good thing. It's hard for human body to break down.

izzy+Ethan 2 kids; Edmonton, Alberta 4056 posts
20th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting A is Me:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting izzy+Ethan:</b>" my main concern is if her wasent lactose sensitive ... [snip!] ... No it wouldn't hurt...if anything less lactose is a good thing. It's hard for human body to break down."</blockquote>




Ok thank you