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December 14th, 2006, 11:41 AM
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I am pumping BM for Blake because he refuses to nurse. Lately, he has been eating more than I am able to pump and my stash is dwindling. I called the pedi and they said that if I am going to supplement to use Isomil or Prosobee formulas. I may not continue to pump because it is a big hassle for me and I'm not able to keep up with it as I should. I'm exhausted from a month of no sleep. Even though I get up with Blake to feed him in the middle of the night, I end up staying awake for close to 2 hours because of taking care of him and then having to pump, which somtimes takes 30 minutes or more. So I may go to straight formula, and if I do, I was wanting to do Similac Advance with Iron. I am going to ask my pedi on Monday if this is ok. The question is, I am getting some Isomil for tomorrow night because DH and I will be away from Blake for my birthday, and we want to make sure he will have enough to eat. If I do decide to go to Similac, will it be too soon to switch him off of Isomil after only using the one can? (I plan on continuing to pump and supplement with Isomil until the can is gone, then switch to Similac.) And how should I make the transition?
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December 14th, 2006, 11:50 AM
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It should be no problem since it is only 1 can. Can I ask why you are going to use Similac for his regular formula?
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December 14th, 2006, 11:50 AM
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Actually, Isomil is Similac. Isomil is the soy formula I believe. Just like ProSobee is the Enfamil soy formula. Similac Advance with Iron is dairy formula. So, your problem will be going from a can of dairy/milk-based to a can of soy. This will probably cause constipation (soy usually does) but its the switching between two different kinds of formula vs. two different brands that can cause some temporary digestive issues.
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December 14th, 2006, 09:07 PM
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It should be no problem since it is only 1 can. Can I ask why you are going to use Similac for his regular formula?[/b]
Well I'm not sure if I will be going to Similac Advance or not. I need to talk to the pedi. They said if I am going to supplement on top of my pumped BM, to use Isomil or Prosobee. But I was wondering if they will still want me to put him on either of those if I'm not supplementing but going to formula full time. I was going to ask about Similac Advance just because I have 2 cans of that from the hospital already that they gave with a diaper bag. But it will all depend on what my pedi wants me to give him.
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December 15th, 2006, 01:59 PM
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sounds like they want you to keep him on soy formula,
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