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Formula questions Kelly White Ferriola Due April 8; Forked River, New Jersey 46 posts
1st Jun '13

My son is currently on Enfamil premium infant. I just got in a case of newborn and gentle ease. Is it ok when he is done with a case of premium infant to give him the gentle ease and then the newborn and then back to the premium infant? or is that bad to switch it up like that?

user banned 33 kids; British Columbia 2986 posts
1st Jun '13

Switching it around to much could hurt his tummy.

Allissa Specht 35 kids; Essexville, Michigan 5437 posts
1st Jun '13

I wouldn't switch honestly. But I didn't formula feed really. We tried Gentlease for my son when I had a supply issue, and it made him extremely ill.

Kelly White Ferriola Due April 8; Forked River, New Jersey 46 posts
1st Jun '13

He does pretty good on the one he has now. I don't mind him being on it. but he does seem like he has a hard time going to the bathroom and he has gas all day long but i figured he just is gassy baby. But my boyfriend is always paranoid with him.. he keeps saying he should be on the newborn and lets give him some of that or try this one. it's quite frustrating.

Allissa Specht 35 kids; Essexville, Michigan 5437 posts
1st Jun '13

I have heard some really bad things about the Newborn. A lot of my friends said their babies just could not handle it at all. If he is gassy and has a hard time going to the bathroom, try Mylicon drops.

Bob Wehadababyitsaboy 3 kids; 4 angel babies; California 30165 posts
1st Jun '13
Quoting Kelly White Ferriola:" He does pretty good on the one he has now. I don't mind him being on it. but he does seem like he has ... [snip!] ... with him.. he keeps saying he should be on the newborn and lets give him some of that or try this one. it's quite frustrating."

Maybe try the Gentlease? My son was the same way when he was a newborn he had horrible gas and stomach pains and would cry all day and night, i tried the soy formula and that one didn't work at all he just got crazy constipated so then i tried the Gentlease and it worked perfectly. I liked it cause it has no bubbles in it when you shake the bottle, like all those other formulas get bubbly and frothy but gentlease does not.

October2011 2 kids; Pennsylvania 6921 posts
1st Jun '13

i'd say go with gentlease. The newborn formula is only good until their like 3 months I think? something like that. Then youd hafta switch anyway. I'd say go with one type of formula that agrees with him.

Kelly White Ferriola Due April 8; Forked River, New Jersey 46 posts
1st Jun '13

well it seems like the one he has is ok. im not sure if it makes him have a hars time going or thats just how he is. but the coloring and stuff doesn't seem right idk. he doesn't cry or is fussy tho. he is a pretty good baby. just cries when he is hungry and thats pretty much it.

I'm me 4 kids; Kentucky 3109 posts
1st Jun '13
Quoting Kelly White Ferriola:" He does pretty good on the one he has now. I don't mind him being on it. but he does seem like he has ... [snip!] ... with him.. he keeps saying he should be on the newborn and lets give him some of that or try this one. it's quite frustrating."


If he has a hard time going #2 and is gassy the gentle may help him. All 4 of my kids took similac sensitive. It is their form of gentle.

bama mommy 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Alabama 692 posts
1st Jun '13

Before switching talk to the doctor and tell him nor her what is going on. I just had to change my sons formula to similac for spit up and he was on sensitive for fussiness and gas. Good luck