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PLEASE HELP......need advice and opinions

I have a 3 month old baby and am exclusively breastfeeding however I went back to work parttime 15-20 hours a week about 3 weeks ago. I have been able to pump enough breast milk until now lol. My little one must be going through a growth spurt and I dont have enough breast milk frozen to get her through tongiht when I go to work. I am going to have to supplement with formula tonight. I need advice and suggestions on what kind of formula to use for her.....I called her pedi and he hasnt called me back yet and I go to work soon. She will only need probably 6 oz of the formula tonight ....she has colic, reflux and I have reason to believe that she may be sensitive to dairy products(when I drink milk she gets an upset belly and spits up alot more then usual)...what kind of formula would you suggest????PLEASE HELP ME>

 
MamasGirls4ever

Asked by MamasGirls4ever at 11:52 AM on Apr. 20, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I agree with the PP on trying a lactose free formula. Here are some links to info on pumping more milk at work: http://www.workandpump.com/boosters.htm


    http://www.llli.org/NB/NBMayJun08p46.html


    http://www.llli.org/NB/NBJulAug96p118.html

    maggiemom2000

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 12:01 PM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • There are lactose free formula's out there. All the major labels makes them. I would go for the lacto-free vs. the soy formulas to start off with. My daughter was on Carnation Good Start, and she did very well on it
    Zakysmommy

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 11:55 AM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • similac soy. My daughter had bad gas when she was a baby and she did best on this formula. It's supposed to be the easiest on the stomach cuz it's not milk based.
    Kaytlynsmommy

    Answer by Kaytlynsmommy at 12:00 PM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • I gave my son nestle good start. in my opinion its the best out there. i tried several different kinds for my son before finding that one. i had to switch him because i couldnt afford it and wic wont cover it. my son would get really bad gas and through up from other formulas.
    stephmiester87

    Answer by stephmiester87 at 12:08 PM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • DON'T DO FORMULA. Seriously. If you don't have to, don't. And guess what, you DON'T HAVE TO. How much is she getting? She only needs 1oz per hour that you're away. Here's a milk calc: http://www.kellymom.com/bf/pumping/milkcalc.html

    Try to encourage reverse cycling: http://www.kellymom.com/bf/normal/reverse-cycling.html

    And make sure they're not over feeding her. If you have any questions feel free to message me.

    If she has a dairy intolerance, or allergy it's very important to NOT do formula if you can help it.
    Arisce

    Answer by Arisce at 2:19 PM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • Also, a lot of time skids who have a problem with dairy will also have a problem with soy. SO be cautious if you do use soy formula.
    Arisce

    Answer by Arisce at 2:20 PM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • My pedi got back to me and said to try similiac isomil advance soy and lactose free. I went and got a little jar and told my hubby to use it only if he has too. I am going to try and pump more often to get the supply up so we dont have to worry about this again lol. Thanks for all of your advice.
    MamasGirls4ever

    Answer by MamasGirls4ever at 3:22 PM on Apr. 20, 2009