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Old 05-09-2012, 05:48 PM   #1
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Tips for switching?

My second child has been the 'problem child' all the way and now that he is 7 months it is time to switch to formula. He has always been a very spitty baby so we bought the similac sensitive. He has been vomiting a lot even though we are only doing half formula right now. I am not sure if this is due to the formula or the pneumonia he had a week ago (poor guy!). Any tips for sticking with the formula and minimizing the puke?

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Old 05-10-2012, 05:07 PM   #2
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the similac sensitive has worked good for my daughter, and also the born free bottles worked well for minimizing spit up
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Old 05-10-2012, 05:53 PM   #3
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My kids can't stomach Similac brand. I found my daughter does well with Gerber Good Start. Also, go half and half, don't do a whole formula bottle. Slowly move to the formula, if you can help it. Or you can go to a hypoallergenic formula like Alimentum.
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My kids can't stomach Similac brand. I found my daughter does well with Gerber Good Start. Also, go half and half, don't do a whole formula bottle. Slowly move to the formula, if you can help it. Or you can go to a hypoallergenic formula like Alimentum.
We've been doing half and half for about a week and are just now starting to add more formula. My dr also suggested the Alimentum if the spit-up continues. Do I find that at a normal store or do I have to go somewhere special?
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Old 05-10-2012, 07:28 PM   #5
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We've been doing half and half for about a week and are just now starting to add more formula. My dr also suggested the Alimentum if the spit-up continues. Do I find that at a normal store or do I have to go somewhere special?
You will be able to find it at most stores. I know Target and Walmart carry it. Hope that helps!
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We've been doing half and half for about a week and are just now starting to add more formula. My dr also suggested the Alimentum if the spit-up continues. Do I find that at a normal store or do I have to go somewhere special?
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You will be able to find it at most stores. I know Target and Walmart carry it. Hope that helps!
Just be warned - baby may not accept it at first, and it's expensive. A year ago, we were paying $26/can at Walmart (when we couldn't get coupons, etc.). Also, it smells like Cheese Nips crackers and tastes awful. DS wouldn't take it the first time we offered it - had to mix it gradually over a couple of days, and start with the ready-to-feed version (which is thicker and a little sweeter than the powder). I think we started with 1 oz Alimentum and 3 oz. of the regular formula per bottle the first day, then half & half the second day. But once we got entirely off the other formula, his tummy problems disappeared.
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Maybe try sitting the baby upright for about 45 mins after feedings if you can?
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