I am need of some advice. I was unable to BF so I had my LO on Enfamil (it was what they were using in the hospital so we decided to stick with it) but it turn out that she apparently has an intolerance to the lactose so she was switched over to Similac Alimentum which is supposed to be easier on the stomach.
It has been about 2 weeks (she's 5 weeks old now) since she started on the Alimentum and she is extremely gassy and bloated. Some days she farts up a storm and seems to be in very little discomfort, while other days she is constantly drawing her knees to her chest and squirming in pain. I switched over to Dr Browns bottles last week and have not seen any improvement.
We have been giving her gripe water and when she is having a really bad bout of gas giving her Ovol (which is like Mylicon) however we still do not see a great improvement and it breaks my heart to see her struggling with the pain.
Is it true that warmed formula is easier on the stomach than room temp/cold formula or is that just a myth? Most times we feed her the formula warmed, but there are times when she is just so hungry that we have to give it to her cold. Is this going to be something that we both have to suffer through until her stomach/GI tract develop properly or is there something else that I should be doing to help her?
Last edited by Larissa; Mar 31st, 2012 at 19:11 PM..
My son was on Alimentum as well and could only take the ready-to-feed variety. We often fed it too him relatively cold as he preferred it that way. It didn't seem to cause any problems at that temperature and he actually spit-up and had less gas when it was cooler, although according to google I'm the only one with that experience.
My little girl was extremely gassy for a long time as well, and she's now outgrown it. It sounds like you're doing everything right & so I don't have any advice. I hope it stops soon so baby feels better1
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