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baby formula...

my DD is now alomost 11 weeks and is doing fine with similac alimentum, as she used to get constipated on the other similac formulas, but now she seems not to like her formula, she just plays around with her bottle and makes faces when tasting it, should i change her formula to the regular similac already? or to any other one? i just dont know what to do if she is not drinking it well, i breastfeed her but still she needs formula i dont make much milk

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Asked by maryfer at 5:06 AM on Aug. 8, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Have you maybe tried switching to a different brand? Like Carnation or Enfamil? Maybe she might tolerate one of those better?

    Answer by xraydri at 5:12 AM on Aug. 8, 2009

  • the thing is i'm on the WIC program and they wont give enfamil anymore they are now in similac, so i really dont know if i should change her formula since i took so long to finally find the formula that wont make her constipated, and since she is only 2 1/2 months i'm afraid she could get constipated on another brand of formula i.e. good start, i think she doesnt like it but i need a good reason to get a prescription for goodstart ,thats if she gets it because of WIC, do u think WIC could change her milk just because she doesnt like it?

    Answer by maryfer at 5:19 AM on Aug. 8, 2009

  • if your baby won't drink what wic has they will tell you to get dr note, and it doesn't have to be medical reason, to change it. Just tell them you've tried several different formulas and she won't drink them and see what the recomend. They can tell you what kind of formula most resembles what your giving her now but with a different brand. The wic where i live use enfamil, but my son won't drink it, and hasn't since 6 months. He is now of cows milk so it doesn't matter since he had refused every formual, brand there is.

    Answer by vgiron at 5:36 AM on Aug. 8, 2009

  • You could also try to pump if possible to boost up your milk supply. There is this thing called power pumping... pump for 10 minutes, and then off for 10 minutes, and then back on and off. Do this for an hour at a time, 3 times a day. It's supposed to mimic cluster feeding in infants and can stimulate milk supply. Good luck!

    Answer by cschwanger at 11:40 AM on Aug. 8, 2009

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