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#1 readyforabub

Posted 16 December 2007 - 08:19 PM

I have just started using S26 AR Formula however when it's made in the bottle the consistency is thicker than normal formula and therefore is harder to come through the teat.

My DD sometimes sucks and sucks and then starts crying as no milk will come through and when it does, it's been taking her 40 minutes to drink 120ml.

I've tried different faster flowing teats and am still figuring out which ones are best, but should the formula be like this as the tin says it thickens in the stomach.

I asked the lady in the chemist and she said she had never heard of this happening and maybe it was a bad batch....but she didn't seem very knowledgable so I thought I'd ask here instead.

Are there any bottles/teats that are good to use with thickened formulas? I have bought some cross flow ones tonight so will see how they go.

TIA

#2 madles

Posted 17 December 2007 - 02:22 PM

I use S26 AR with DS and I use the fast flow teats or the cross flow teats.

Do you use cold water?? I had this same trouble until I started putting the bottles of water in the fridge until they were chilled and then adding formula and giving it a really, really good shake. I found that the S26 AR is harder to mix especialy with room temp water as it clogs up the teats. Sounds like this is what is happening with your DD.

Hope this helps.

Edited by madles, 17 December 2007 - 02:23 PM.


#3 Strawberries

Posted 17 December 2007 - 06:55 PM

as PP says, the s26 is difficult to mix, leaving lumps which block the teat. its not a formula that thinckens in the stomach as far as i know. the only one that does this is the Novalac... i found this too expensive and we still had blocking issues.

we now use karicare HA-AR (also available as AR). we have NO mixing or blocking problems.

we use the L pigeon teats and they work well. dont use avent teats as rather than having 1 large hole, they have 3-4 little holes which still block.

#4 fattyboomsticks

Posted 17 December 2007 - 07:50 PM

DEfinately thickens in the bottle so dont worry about that!

As far as teats go I used the Avent "variable" which has a slit rather than the little holes. Depending on which way you hold it you can increase or decrease the flow.

It may also take her a few days to get used to the faster flow as she is used to sucking like a champion to get anything.  So dont be suprised if she seems to choke a little as she gets used to it.

Cheers
Liz xxx

#5 kv28

Posted 17 December 2007 - 08:34 PM

With both my DD and DS I have used Karicare Gold and then thickened it with Guarcol. The reason I do this is because you can thicken it as much as you need, and when I spent time in PMH with my DD this is what they did.
Also Using a normal formula also has all the added bits that are recommended that AR formulas don't have.
Thickened formula's do thicken when cold.
It is also suggested (by Ngala) to use cooled boiled water with any formula as if you add it to warm boiled water bacteria can produce at a much quicker rate (that's if you are making up future bottles, better to use cool water for storing in fridge).
When preparing my formulas I always use a strainer to get ride of any bits as I have found most formulas leave lumps.
As for teats i use Avent and just go for the next size up. i found the variable teats too fast for my two.

Edited by kv28, 17 December 2007 - 08:36 PM.


#6 BabaO'Riley

Posted 17 December 2007 - 08:40 PM

QUOTE
With both my DD and DS I have used Karicare Gold and then thickened it with Guarcol. The reason I do this is because you can thicken it as much as you need

We pretty much did the same thing with our youngest DD on advice of our Paediatrician, but instead we used Karicare thickener. With this method, I never had any issues with the formula clogging the teat.

We used medium flow Nuk teats btw  original.gif




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