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My little man in the past had a very bad reaction to being put onto formula, we tried a few different ones (Heinz, S26, Karicare) but to no avail, with each one he still ended up in hospital within a few days of being put back onto formula. After his fourth stay in hospital I went back to exclusiveyl breastfeeding him and we had no troubles. The specialist said it was due to the fact that his digestive system and intestines were not mature enough to digest the formula, then he was diagnosed as having reflux at 5.5 months. Now I am heading back to uni full time and I am having no sucess wih expressing and am dreading putting him back on formula, does anyone have any idea which one is the easiest to digest or advice on which to try?????
Your opinions will be greatly appreciated.

Nikki, WA, 2nd bub on the way.

Hello,

Maybe you should try a formula that is AR (S26 have one, im not sure what other brands do) it is especially made for reflux babies and apparently helps a lot.

With expressing, which method do you use? I bought an AVENT breastpump, which is supposed to be one of the best as it is made to replicate the motions of a breastfeeding baby. It works well for me although i am unable to produce enough milk for my daughter, it has helped also in increase the amount of milk im producing.
The only problem is that you have to but the AVENT bottles to go on th pump.
AVENT also has a really good package (it's pretty expensive at over $100) but it has the pump, two bottles, caps teets and lids and it is in a special carry case that helps keep it safe.
I bought the pump on its own for about $80 and so far has been worth it.

Mummy to Talana Michelle Kimberley (13/12/2003)

Try a goats milk formula or speak to your doctor about feeding goats milk. It is chemically closer to human breastmilk and easier to digest and was commonly used before tins of formula were invented!

My friend fed her little girl on goats milk and goats milk formula from 3 months and it was the only thing that didn't give her reactions.

Good luck.
Hi I had heaps of problems when I put my daughter on formula at 3 months, I know why you dont want to express, its hard work.. I had to do it for the first 3 months as she wouldnt breastfeed.
I ended up putting her on Infasoy as it was the only one that didnt make her very sick and vomit- she brought it all back!! turns out she is lactose and cows milk protein intollerent and suffered from reflux. So give it a go and hopefully you will have some success.

2 little darlings 29/01/03 + 17/03/05

I don't mind the expressing it's just that it can take me three days to get enough for a 200mls bottle and the most I have ever gotten in one sitting was 60mls after going 12 hrs without feeding. Thanks for the advice I think I will try the Infasoy formula and see how he goes.

Nikki, WA, 2nd bub on the way.

Hi butterflygirl

has your son been any better on the infasoy,

Hope all is going well

2 little darlings 29/01/03 + 17/03/05

Hi mummyto1,

I have actually been trying him on the Heinz Follow on Formula, he was only having formula on the day that he is in day care and he is fine, so I have also started giving him a weaker half filled bottle at night which helps him to go off to sleep alot more easily.
Thanks

Nikki, WA, 2nd bub on the way.

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