Post # 1
After dealing with a screaming and spitting up baby after every feeding, we switched to formula. For about the past month we’ve been using Similac Sensitive. He still spits up quite a bit, but I get that some babies just spit up a lot. However, for the past little bit, he’s been really gassy and having awful gas pains. He has spent several of the past few days crying all day long because his little belly hurts so bad. We already put gripe water in all of his bottles and have even switched bottles. So my question is has anyone else had this problem? Does anyone use the Enfamily Gentlease and like that better? I just want my little guy to feel better. He’s 7 weeks old, if that matters.
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
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@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 # 8
Thanks for the feedback girls!! I think I’m going to try switching to the Enfamil and if we’re still having the issue at his next dr. appt (in a month) I’ll bring it up then.
Post # 9
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
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 # 11
@Okole Maluna: Was your baby gassy as well or just the spit up? I wish they had one that helped both!
Post # 12
@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
is it better?! what ended up helping?!
Post # 14
@wifegoodman: YES!! It’s much much better. We orignially switched to Dr. Brown’s bottles and Enfamily Gentlease. The gas was gone, but then he started spitting up like crazy. Like the babysitter was afraid he was spitting up his entire bottle. So, I put in a call to the nurses line at the peditrician’s office and they suggested lowering his amount we were feeding him and switching to an anti spit up formula. So, we went from 5 oz to 4 (we’re now at 4.5) and started on Enfamily A/R. He’s a totally different kid. He keeps down all of his bottle most of the time and still seems satisfied after eating. He can sometimes be a little gassy, but he doesn’t have to force it. I’d say that’s normal – the gas. So, I think we finally have a solution! Hooray!
@SpookyRooster: No blood thank goodness, but I was almost entirely sure he had at least an intolerance. But, thankfully we’ve found a solution.