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    Default Mixing Formula safe?

    I have a DS who is 6 weeks & has reflux, Dr said to give him the Karicare AR formula but its is so thick it takes him 40mins to get thru half a bottle. I have tried increasing the teat size to a 2 but no difference. I won't get a chance to get to the shops to get the next teat size until tomorrow so I was wondering if it's safe to mix the Karicare AR Formula with the normal Karicare Formula so it isn't so thick?

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    It would be fine. Same brand, same formula just the AR has a thickening agent. For what its worth, DD had reflux too and I found Novalac Reflux formula worked the best for us, it thickens in he stomach not the bottle.

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    Default Mixing Formula safe?

    My friend's DD is on that and had to use a number 3 teat as a minimum. Could you try that?

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    Default Mixing Formula safe?

    Maybe make the hole a little bigger if you have to.

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    Please try Karicare Thickener (its not a formula, but you add it to formula). You should be able to purchase it at most chemists. It is a food thickener that is used in babies formula or given via spoon for breast fed babies. The reason it is better as you can change the amount you give and it really isnt as thick as AR formula. If it says to give 1 scoop per 100ml formula, you could experiment with say 1 scoop per 150ml formula or 200ml. OR 1/2 scoop per 100ml etc.

    If you mix feed now, just make sure its the same amount of scoops per ml of formula, the AR might be different size scoop or different amount per ml. You could always make 2 small bottles and then mix into 1 if the measurements are different.



 

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