I have been brestfeeding since my daughter has been born 4 months ago. But with my busy life i put her on Similac Advanced Early Shield to. But ever since than she has been spitting up and alot of gas. So the doctor told me to try another formula. Which i started her on that this morning its called Similac (something with less spitting up and gas) After giving it to her i was reading it more and it said SOY based? Is it bad that im feeding my daughter both formula's plus breastfeeding her. Please help i dont want it to hurt herAnswer Question
Answer by r_elizabeth2290 at 11:40 PM on Jan. 15, 2010
Answer by amileegirl at 11:41 PM on Jan. 15, 2010
Answer by pennstatemama21 at 11:44 PM on Jan. 15, 2010
This is what my babies pediatrician switched them to, when were having the same issues.
Answer by marilyp at 11:44 PM on Jan. 15, 2010
That's normal pumping (don't knock milk banks. the WHO even lists milk banks before formula).
To maximize out put there are things you can do because a pump just isn't very efficient. 1. Pump in the morning between four and eight am as that is when production is peaked 2. Pump while baby nurses so that you take advantage of the baby activating let down 3. You will have one breast that likes the pump better than the other...capitalize on that 4. Massage the breast while pumping so that you can stimulate the milk ducts in a way that the pump can't do on it own (see this:Â Â http://newborns.stanford.edu/Breastfeeding/MaxProduction.html)Â Â Â Â 5.Â Have the right pump for the job...if you work full time you need a good double pump.Â Â Â
visit http://www.kellymom.com/ for more tips for pumping.
Answer by truealaskanmom at 12:19 AM on Jan. 16, 2010
Answer by vickwu at 12:29 AM on Jan. 16, 2010
Answer by BoogersMommy717 at 4:14 AM on Jan. 16, 2010
Both soy and dairy can be allergy trigger foods. Unless your are buying organic formula, your baby is getting genetically modified soy; if the formula has high fructose corn syrup, she is getting genetically modified corn. You can learn more here: http://www.nongmoproject.org/
You may want to stop formula for a while, and work on getting your supply back up. This is what worked for me:
Drink lots of water, at least 6 oz every time you nurse and every time you pump
Have lots of skin-to-skin contact with your baby
Take brewers yeast tabs
Look at pictures of your baby while you pump
Wait at least an hour after nursing to pump.
Answer by rkoloms at 5:59 AM on Jan. 16, 2010