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Enfimil Gentel Ease, Opinions please.


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September 22nd, 2009, 07:06 PM
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I had a friend give me 9 cans of Enfimil Gentle Ease as her baby was changed to something else and she knew my youngest son was on Alimentum so she thought Norah would have the same problems.
Is it good?
Would you start a baby out on it or wait?
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September 22nd, 2009, 08:43 PM
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Let me just make sure I understand your question.....
I just spent a while typing out a response, then deleted it, because I put the pieces together HAHA! Silly me... I was really confused, as I didn't realize your daughter isn't born yet. LOL

So....

Your son was on Alimentum. And you were given Gentlease for your daughter?

Similac Alimentum is a hypoallergenic formula in which the proteins are broken down to make it easier for a baby to digest who has a sensitivity to milk and soy proteins. Enfamil's equivalent is called Nutrimigen. This is often a formula prescribe to children with colic or who have sensitivity to both cow's milk and soy milk formulas.

Gentlease has reduced levels of lactose proteins, but they are not broken down like they are in Alimentum. Most pediatrician will have a baby try Enfamil Gentlease or Similac Sensitive first. (They are the same thing)

I would go ahead and give it a shot. If she doesn't do well on the Gentlease, then try the Alimentum, as that was what your son was on. But every baby is different, so hopefully she will do ok on the Gentlease. It's cheaper!
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September 22nd, 2009, 09:33 PM
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You could try it and see how the baby does, if it doesn't work then finding a formula that does is a battle most moms go through. Every baby is different so this baby may not have the same problems. But it's worth a shot instead of going straight for the expensive stuff when you may not have to.

Enfamil Nutramigen and Similac Alimentum are special formula's for babies with a cow's milk protein allergy while Enfamil Gentlease (which is only lactose REDUCED) and Similac Sensitive (lactose FREE) are for lactose sensitivity. There is a difference between the two problems although they are sometimes confused. Here is a great website for info.
Lactose Intolerance: Diagnosis and Treatment of Lactose Intolerance Symptoms
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September 25th, 2009, 08:42 PM
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Enfamil GentleEase works great for my 10 week old! Much less gas and spit ups. Good luck!
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