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Old 05-15-2008, 09:55 PM   #1
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My 2 1/2 week old son who was born at 37 weeks, is on Enfamil A.R. The pedi at the hospital switched him to it because he spit up the regular Enfamil. He isn't spitting up at all now but now we have another issue. When he poops, it is very hard little balls, like little rabbit pellets. When I change his diaper, he'll have a ton of these little pellets. His pedi said to give him 2-4 ozs. of water and see if that helps. He doesn't take the water well and will spit it up. His older brother had pyloric stenosis and acid reflux and ended up on Similac Sensitive A.R. He never could tolerate the powder. Anyone else on Enfamil A.R. with this type of poop at this age? Did anything work? Did you have to switch formulas? Thanks in advance.

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The A.R. Stands for "added rice" starch. It sounds to me like your son is constipated form the rice starch. Both of my sons have acid reflux pretty severely. (they became FTT because of it) My 2nd son, rice made him horriblly constipated and really hurt his tummy more. We switched to baby oatmeal. First in his bottle then on the spoon. He handled that MUCH better and it also helped his reflux.

Our pedi dietitian told us to use good start and add the oatmeal to it. Neither of my boys could tolerate emphamil anything. I would say try switching to good start, or maybe Emphamil gentle ease. It is so posed to be similar to good start. I don't think giving water to a baby that young is a good idea.

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I spoke to the pediatrician today and we are going to try Enfamil Lipil regular now. With my older son he was on Similac so we shall see if this regular Enfamil is better. I am thinking it's the added rice that is constipating him.
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I spoke to the pediatrician today and we are going to try Enfamil Lipil regular now. With my older son he was on Similac so we shall see if this regular Enfamil is better. I am thinking it's the added rice that is constipating him.
Shannon, I really hope the switch helps with his constipation. It really sounds like the poor little guy is miserable.
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Update: The issue is all better. We are combo Bfing and FFing.
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