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Changing formulas...help please!

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Flower20166 Sat 23-Jul-16 09:13:26

Hi my baby was on sma pro from birth which didn't agree with he (sick etc), then cow and gate comfort which was pretty much the same. The doctor then put her on Nutramigen to rule out an allergy but she was exactly the same on tha (but with explosive poos up her back!!) she is now back on cow and gate comfort but is still full of wind and pumps all day and strains all day without pooing (she normally does 2 poos, 1 in the day and one on a night, but sometimes only 1 in 24 hours. They're loose so I'm not concerned she's constipated but why is she straining?)

Although she doesn't cry when straining she does sound in pain. It's worse on a night when she's groaning and doing it.

So now I'm wondering if I should put her on regular cow and gate milk to see if it helps or even regular aptimal? Would the transition to regular cow and gate be easier as she's on that brand now or would it not make a difference?
She's 11 weeks btw. Thanks

MyDarlingWhatIfYouFly Sat 23-Jul-16 09:30:16

Has the doctor talked to you about cows milk protein intolerance? I'm not sure what all these comfort formulas are about, but you can get formula on prescription that doesn't have the cow milk protein in it. My aunts baby had the same issues and she's been so much better since she switched. I would ask to try it.

All of the formulas you can buy are pretty much the same - I do f think switching between them will make much difference if she has an intolerance to something in them. I'd go back to the doc and push for better answers.

MyDarlingWhatIfYouFly Sat 23-Jul-16 09:31:37

Sorry, just realised that they tried nutraminigen - not sure if that's for milk protein allergy or not. I think the one my aunt has is called similac.

MyDarlingWhatIfYouFly Sat 23-Jul-16 09:32:00

Sorry, just realised that they tried nutraminigen - not sure if that's for milk protein allergy or not. I think the one my aunt has is called similac.

SpeakNoWords Sat 23-Jul-16 10:17:13

I don't know about the different formulas as I've not used them, but straining and appearing to be in discomfort sounds really normal for babies no matter how they're fed. If she's putting on weight well and otherwise ok then is there actually a problem? My 5 week old strains and cries when he's doing a poo or trying to, but that seems normal to me.

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