Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
fornula for my newborn
en my child was born they had him
on gerber goodstart gentle and his
bowel movements were so frequent they were
making his but raw so at about a week old wic
changed his formula to gerber soothe and he
was having terrible belly aches so at 3 weeks i
changed his formula to similac sensitive
because a family member said it really worked
for her son but he has been on it a week now
and is still having terrible belly aches. What do i
do?
Cancel
2 Answers
Page 1 of 1
5353702 tn?1367889847
Not sure of the base, but he could have a cow milk alergy. What about a soy based product?
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Avatar universal
Is there a medical reason you're not breastfeeding?  Don't mean to be personal, but breast milk is the only food that gives an infant the first immune resistance and digestive capability.   You can't reproduce this with formula.  If you must use formula, then it appears you need to test your child for food intolerances and allergies, as soy is also a common allergen, thought dairy is the worst with wheat second.  This happens most often when the immune system is overactive, and one way it gets that way is if the child was given antibiotics and the lack of the colostrum in your first batch of breast milk, because infants don't have much of an immune system yet.  If you can't breast feed, given this problem, discuss with your doctor giving the child probiotics that focus on digestion, particularly one I believe is called bifidus infantus.  These are friendly bacteria that live in the intestinal tract and ensure proper digestion.  You might also discuss supplementing with colostrum.  Good luck.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Do you know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Answer
Post Answer
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Track your weight over time
Start Tracking Now
Top Healthy Living Answerers
1236893 tn?1408490528
Blank
Avatar universal
Blank
Arlington, VA
1530171 tn?1448133193
Blank
London, ON
Nutrition Community Resources