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Hi! im angela and im new to the bf/sup thing. my dd is a week old today. i pump and supp with formula. i try to latch her but she falls asleep after a few sucks. she usually takes about 20ml of pumped bm at each feeding and about 2 oz of formula if not a little less. my question is she has been on similac since she was born and has had no gas, no spitting up, no stinky poop or gas. and now we have switched over to gerber good start because thats what wic covers and the dr said it was fine. yesterday she had her bottles with 1oz good start and 1oz similac. and noshes got gas pains like crazy spitting up and stinky poop/gas. im just wondering if this is normal while switching formula or if this will be how it is with this formula??. my plan is to see how she does untill monday with it because she has an appt anyway. but i just wanted to see if she would adjust to it and possibly have these symptoms go away??. TIA!
Hi! If nothing else changed (no changes to your diet, etc) then I would guess that it could be the formula. Though most doctors say to give it 2 weeks or so to let their system completely adjust to the new formula. For me if my child were still visibly in pain after a few days I don't know that I would be able to wait. I know you can get your pedi to write a note for a different type of Good Start that may be better - there is Gentle Plus and Protect Plus as well. We used Protect Plus for a while when DS1 was around 8-9 months old and I was happy with it, but you might want to check with her doctor.