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can you mix 2 types of formula?

We were using Enfamil Newborn which seemed to give him problems with going so we tried Enfamil gentlease (SP) and it seems to have worked to well and now his poops are runny. My husband thinks if we put one scoop of the regular formula in with the gentlease it will even things out (lol) i don't think it works that way what do you guys think?

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lovingedward

Asked by lovingedward at 5:53 PM on Nov. 14, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • whatever works for you and your lo
    kiansmom0423

    Answer by kiansmom0423 at 5:55 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • sure! They tell you to mix formula anyways when your switching anyways
    SabrenaLeigh

    Answer by SabrenaLeigh at 5:56 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • Deffinately if you are switching formulas you need to slowly introduce the new formula into your new one but you don't want to be switching and changing all the time once your little one's digestive tract has gotten used to something it's best to leave it be if there are no complications!
    Candace117

    Answer by Candace117 at 6:23 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • speak to your pediatrician about switching to another type of formula. You can ease the transition to another formula that may smell or taste differently to your baby by combining different baby formulas to build up a tolerance to the new type of formula. Following the manufacturer's instructions can help you do so safely. Prepare 4 oz. of one type of formula in a bottle by pouring in sterilized water first, and then adding two scoops of formula powder. Do the same for the other brand of formula in another bottle. Most large bottles can hold 8 oz. of formula. If you only have 6-oz. bottles, prepare 3 oz. in each bottle by using 3 oz. of water and one and a half scoops of formula each.combine shake see if your baby takes it watch for gas or fussiness upset tummy .Reduce the amount of new formula in the bottle if your baby seems resistant to changing to the new formula.
    THANKGOD4MOMS

    Answer by THANKGOD4MOMS at 9:51 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • CONT-^^^ For instance, you could mix 5 oz. of the old formula with 3 oz. of the new to lessen the different flavor.

    Continue this regimen for three days, increasing the amount of new formula in the bottle each day. By the end of three days, you should have an entire bottle of the new formula for your baby to take. HOPE THIS IS HELPFUL
    THANKGOD4MOMS

    Answer by THANKGOD4MOMS at 9:53 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • I have done it with no problems.
    spamica

    Answer by spamica at 3:46 PM on Nov. 16, 2010

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