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Should I change formula? Is it too late?
« on: February 15, 2013, 11:43:35 am »
LO is almost 4months old. He has been very gassy since day 1, but it seems that gas still wakes him up in the middle of a sound sleep. He is on similac advance. Do you think it's the formula causin it?  I have tried offering him similac sensitive but he doesn't seem to like the taste of it. I continuously use mylacon drops, but he is still gassy. Help!

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Re: Should I change formula? Is it too late?
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2013, 23:21:35 pm »
Where do you live hun?  Helps with knowing what we can suggest ;)

If you are in the USA/Canada, you could try GoodStart... different proteins and can be easier on the tummy for some. 



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Re: Should I change formula? Is it too late?
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2013, 16:54:10 pm »
Hi Kara!

I live in california. I can try good start, it's by gerber right? I am going to be travelling out of country soon. Do you have an idea how much time any formula generally takes to show an effect on a baby? I need to carry min 12-15 boxes of formula. Iam taking a long vacation, taking LO to see his grandparents :)

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Re: Should I change formula? Is it too late?
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2013, 02:27:10 am »
What country are you going to??

It is by Gerber in the USA, Nestle in Canada.

You would see a change in a few days to a week for sure.



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Re: Should I change formula? Is it too late?
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2013, 06:44:14 am »
Hi Kara!

Iam traveling to India. So I have to carry enough formula with me as I am not introducing my LO to anything from there. I need to figure out a way to carry his formula water on board the aircraft too. Also I might introduce solids to him soon so maybe I'll carry baby food from USA as well.

Is gerber a better formula in general? I can buy a small pack to see how he does on that. But just don't want to mess up his tummy.

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Re: Should I change formula? Is it too late?
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2013, 05:42:11 am »
If he is having tummy issues, do not intro solids... his gut is not mature enough at this age regardless so it will just cause worse tummy pain and waking during the night/naps.  Wait until he is 6 months.

Yeah, I wouldn't use water or formula in India either..   

Check with the airline about formula supplies - there are different rules with some airlines in terms of things you need for baby.

I can't say that Gerber is a better formula since all formulas have to meet the same standards, but I will say my DD did very well on it :)