(Closed) Formula feeding mommas I need your help!

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
691 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Everyone I know who went through this said switching to soy can work miracles. Some babies just can’t handle cow’s milk. 

Post # 4
1188 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I did with both daughters and ended up going with soy-based formula.  The pediatrician recommended it was my oldest and she still can’t tolerate milk (she’s four).  The Gentlease might work for you though.  Not all babies take to all formulas.

Post # 5
963 posts
Busy bee

Colic, no easy cure.  Have you tried baby massage to help relax and pass the wind.  They out grow by about 3 months. 

Post # 6
722 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Dear Daughter spit up everytime she ate and for hours after. we switched her to soy-based which helped quite a bit but didn’t totally eliminate it. he might have slight re-flux, I would bring this up to the Dr

Post # 7
7899 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

@Candy_Nee:  I know my baby had similar problems when I was consuming cow dairy and breastfeeding. Many babies cannot digest the protein. Their intestines aren’t strong enough yet. So with formula, you may want to switch to a soy-based formula.

Also, your pediatrician can perscribe a gas medicine that you give 30 minutes before the feeding so many times per day depending on severity.

Post # 9
106 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Try switching formula’s, and I also found that the BioGaia drops helped — you can find them online or we got them at walgreens- they are kind of expensive, but worth it if they work!

Post # 10
223 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

i had the same problem.  Started on Similac, went to Enfamil AR and he was fine.  Ran out of it once and the market only had Gentlease…which he didn’t tolerate either so I ended up buying the Enfamil AR cases at a time.

Post # 12
77 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@hiheel:  Colic is just a scapegoat term that doctors give when they don’t want to try to help the baby. Colic CAN be helped, if the parents don’t give up and if they can find a doctor who will work with them.


OP, have you noticed any blood in his stool? My daughter is now 3 months old and she started off being breastfed and then partially breastfed and supplemented with Enfamil Gentlease.  At around 5 weeks of age, we noticed the same symptoms you mentioned with your son.  She was either sleeping or crying at all hours. She was never content. It was absolutely terrible. One day, I noticed a slight bit of blood in her stool. I took her to the pediatrician who confirmed that she had a milk allergy. The pediatrician recommended a hydrolyzed formula and gave us samples of Enfamil Nutramigen. It didn’t work. Then she switched us to Similac Alimentum and that formula has seriously worked miracles for us.  In addition to the Alimentum, she has a prescription for Zantac and she is a different baby… and I mean that in a good way.  Do not give up and do not let doctors or anyone else dismiss this as “colic”. It isn’t. I think the possibilities of a milk allergy or an intolerance need to be investigated for your little guy.  Keep trying and you will find a solution! Good luck! I know it is tough because I have been in your shoes. But hang in there! It will get better!

Post # 13
3501 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2002

is it better?! what ended up helping?!

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