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#1 spottydog

Posted 24 February 2013 - 07:30 AM

Hi ladies,

I decided to stop BF last Sunday and moved onto FF my little boy.

We are having settling issues with bub, he doesnt seem distressed just wont settle for large amounts of the day, and his poos are stinky, like a vomit smell.

Could this be the formula causing the issues? Should i consider changing formulas?

We are currently using KAricare Aptimal gold.

spottydog.

#2 mandala

Posted 24 February 2013 - 07:51 AM

I found that when we had to top DS up with formula his poohs started to have an acidic smell. I assumed that part of it was the change in diet from BM to formula, and part was the formula itself. We used Karicare too and he seemed to like it but the smell was awful!

The settling could just be his age. Some babies are like that, especially as they grow out of that initial dozy period. We had a very unsettled baby, and we found that the absolute maximum awake time for him at 12 weeks was an hour - so I think for a four week old we should have had him up for a feed, a nappy change, a quick cuddle and then swaddling for a sleep. We also had to cut out trying to get him to nap anywhere bright or noisy - there was lots of rocking a bassinet in a dark room for us.



#3 katiebear26

Posted 24 February 2013 - 08:20 AM

he could just be getting used to it, their digestive systems at that age are sensitive so the change might be making him unsettled. DD's formula poos were soooo runny and a weird smell, she's on karicare too.

if he's not distressed then it shouldn't be allergies, but if you are still wondering tomorrow call your community health nurse or see your GP just in case.

#4 Jess1308

Posted 24 February 2013 - 08:21 AM

I found Bellamy's Organic formula didn't have the smell that other formula did. Bub's age would also suggest he is still learning to settle they tend to 'wake up' at four weeks. His bowels are also getting used to working, his whole system is, hopefully it will adjust for you. Good luck, you're doing a great job. wink.gif

#5 spottydog

Posted 24 February 2013 - 08:27 AM

THanks girls,

I just had a friend suggest i swapped to a non gold formula, but i dont want to swap just yet, since he was BF for 3weeks and only FF for 1w i dont want to change things for him again.

Does anyone know roughly what the length of time you should try a formula for before trying another?

I think he is quite a settled baby, is that contradicting my self? He wont settle to sleep overnight but isint a wingy baby and cries when he is hungry or has a pooey nappy. He did sleep all day yesterday too lol.

spottydog.

#6 lucky 2

Posted 24 February 2013 - 09:45 AM

QUOTE
Does anyone know roughly what the length of time you should try a formula for before trying another?

Hi, could you call your chn for advice tomorrow, his digestive system will have changed due to formula (cow) milk.
But as pp's say the picture could be complicated by the usual newborn unsettledness, crying per 24 hrs tending to peak at 6-8 weeks of age so it is probably accelerating.
And babies often become allergic to their cots when they get to 3 weeks of age!
I'd talk to the chn re any concerns about diet and before changing his diet.
All the best.

#7 spottydog

Posted 24 February 2013 - 09:54 AM

QUOTE (lucky 2 @ 24/02/2013, 10:45 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi, could you call your chn for advice tomorrow, his digestive system will have changed due to formula (cow) milk.
But as pp's say the picture could be complicated by the usual newborn unsettledness, crying per 24 hrs tending to peak at 6-8 weeks of age so it is probably accelerating.
And babies often become allergic to their cots when they get to 3 weeks of age!
I'd talk to the chn re any concerns about diet and before changing his diet.
All the best.


Thanks lucky2, i am planning on doing exactly that, i think its probably just a newborn thing, because he isint really unsettled just wont be put down and hard to settle off to sleep.

LOL about being allergic to the cot good one.

spottydog.




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