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Formula (SMA) : HAVE YOU FOUND.................

(15 Posts)
norash Mon 30-May-05 13:41:08

That your little one is constipated on SMA? My son was getting severe constipation and would scream every time he had to do a poo, changed from SMA to Aptamil he is doing better now and has 'normal' poo. And no more screaming.

I just thought I would share in case anyone else is going through the same.

Toothache Mon 30-May-05 13:54:11

Norash - SMA agreed with my children, but my friend had to do the same as you. In fact she tried a few before she found that Aptamil really suited. It's just trial and error I think. Glad your wee one is okay now.

norash Mon 30-May-05 13:56:49

Thanks tooth ache , I am glad I had the wisdom of other mumsneters as I might have had to go through trying a few other types but most of the people on here voted for Aptamil.

norash Mon 30-May-05 14:31:45


fruitful Mon 30-May-05 14:53:04

I think that's quite a common problem with SMA.

Ds is on SMA Staydown which does make him constipated (but I can understand that!). He has one bottle of Aptamil a day to keep things moving.

norash Mon 30-May-05 19:29:39

Hey Fruitful why use it iif iit makes him constipated? Why not just switch compeletely.

becs04 Mon 30-May-05 20:31:51

My little boy had SMA and would not go for a poo for days! The Health Visitor told me to add a little extra water to the formula in the end and that worked for us. With the warmer weather now it may be that this would get things moving. Good luck!

compo Mon 30-May-05 20:35:56

nope didn't find this at all. Ds was regualr as clockwork on sma gold since 5 weeks. Still goes at least twice a day, bless him

starlover Mon 30-May-05 20:52:15

norash, fruitfuls ds is on SMA staydown... presumably for reflux

Gobbledigook Mon 30-May-05 20:53:21

Yes I did find this but have had no problems with Cow and Gate at all.

fruitful Mon 30-May-05 20:56:25

Yep, the SMA Staydown means he doesn't throw up a quarter of every feed, hooray! Still spits up a lot but its a few teaspoons rather than a few ounces. He has to have a bigger bottle of the Aptamil, to allow for throwback...

pupuce Mon 30-May-05 20:57:39

SMA gold has a reputation for constipation.
Now I can't believe a formula is called staydown.... what message does that convey LOL

norash Mon 30-May-05 21:54:44

My son was on SMA for hungrier babies, and would not go for days, but when I swapped over to Aptamil he now going at least once a day.

toria77 Mon 30-May-05 21:55:54

i have a thread very similar, have just swapped to aptamil and so far so good

norash Wed 01-Jun-05 10:55:03


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