I need to know what would be a good formula for my child after breastfeeding for 3 weeks. He will be a month on Fri. March 20. My baby is sooo constipated I have to give him castor oil in order for him to move his bowels. I am in desperate need of help I tried similac organic but that is not helping i think the iron dosage in all the formulas are too high.
I agree, breastmilk is easier to digest and gives less gas and constipation than formula. Formual has a TON of iron in it which will constipate someone anyways.. but being that you switched, baby isn't used to it. You need to be VERY careful with caster oil, that is really dangerous unless it was suggested by a doctor. It can cause severe diarrhea and ultimately dehydration and even death in severe cases. mineral oil is safer, but again you need to be very careful and talk to your doctor first about what you should be doing. Giving ANY oil (other than olive oil) will also stop the absorbtion of nutrients in the bowels. I know because we went through this EXACT same thing, and my son was on a controlled amount of mineral oil for more than a year. Please DO NOT play Dr. Mom.
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