Switching Formula at 4m+

Discussion in 'Breastfeeding' started by Serene123, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. Serene123

    Serene123 Guest

    Caitlyn doesn't have much formula atall. She has 2 6oz bottles and 2 4oz bottles, sometimes less, sometimes more. Anyway, SMA seems to give her dark green quite solid poo, but it's too late to change over, right?
     
  2. x-amy-x

    x-amy-x Mammy

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    Thats quite a lot of formula to be booby fed as well. My LO has 5 6oz feeds in one day. I think it might upset her stomach if you change to a different brand. My LO was ill for a week when I changed her formula. But thats just my LO, Caitlyn might be fine with another brand.

    Is she uncomfortable when she tries to poo?

    xx
     
  3. Jo

    Jo I'm an old bag!

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    No not at all
    I sometimes had to buy say Cow and Gate when they didn't have SMA

    Some babies don't like the change over, but Jack never bothered if he had different milk
    I'd just get small ones or the ready made so you haven't wasted loads of money it they disagree with her
     
  4. Serene123

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    She was having 5 8oz feeds before we cut it down, then went completely boob, now since the 4m growth spurt we're back with some formula. She's a hungry baby and always has been.. :dohh:

    Yeah, she does strain and her poor little bum goes red :(
     
  5. x-amy-x

    x-amy-x Mammy

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    Oh dear poor love. You could always try with a ready made carton as Jo said. That way you don't waste much if it doesn't agree with her :hugs:
     
  6. FEDup1981

    FEDup1981 Mam of two & two angels

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    Does she have any water, maybe shes thirsty too, and that would help with the solid poo? just a thought x
     
  7. LaDY

    LaDY Mummy Of Two xx

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    Its not too late at all hun...a month back i switched formulas...the only disadvantage i had was my LO was constipated for nearly one month!...it was awful, i felt so bad...now everytime he does a normal poo i get all excited...lol...Goodluck hun xx
     
  8. lulu0504

    lulu0504 Bella's Mummy

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    Toria how about trying Aptamil? I breastfed for 4 weeks and switched to this after and i found her poo's to be pretty much the same as when she was BF. On most other formulas she gets a bit constipated. As it is the closest to breast milk the transition should be easier on her
     
  9. Serene123

    Serene123 Guest

    Next time I buy milk I'm going to get a few cartons of Aptimal. Thanks guys x
     
  10. Jasmine got changed from cow and gate to aptimal but she had problems with that so they put her back on to cow and gate and shes doing really well now
     
  11. 1st_baby

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    Tor is there mabey one for gental tummies ? mabey that can help ..max had hard poos too until i switched him over to gental formula
     
  12. xxleannexx

    xxleannexx Mom to a girl and boy

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    yeh i had summer on sma then swapped to aptimal for the same reason as you but it made her even more sick than she already is so i swapped her back and she just gets offered water all day and that seems to help a little but she has always had hard poos!
     
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