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    Default Still having formula issues...can you use novalac long term??

    Ok so we are still having issues with formula!

    After trying nan gold, karicare gold and the aldi formula we discovered Novalac formula for constipation.

    Because it is so expensive we tried to change to Heinz Nurture which has again made her constipated.

    We can afford to go though 1 and a 1/2 tins of Novalac every week and I read on the tin that it's not meant to be used for 'general use' does that mean it's can't be just long term?

    Should I look at a soy based formula? Or can the Novalac be used long term and I just need to get over the fact that it is super expensive?

    Please offer me any suggestions!
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    How long has she been on the Heinz? I only ask because she needs to be on the one formula for at least two weeks before you can tell what she will be like on it

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    She has only been on it for 4 days but since I switched he hasn't pooped and today she tried to do one (first time she has actually tried) and it was really hard (like marbles) and she screamed. Should I leave her on the Heinz and see if it changes??

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    Agree with pp and leaving it for 2 weeks.
    You could try a bit of extra water in the formula. .. that often helps. Do you have a good gp you can call? Or pediatrician at all?
    Maybe call the helpline that's on the tin? And get some advice??
    Since your little one is young I'm not sure if the tried and tested methods are okay. . things like the extra water or brown sugar in water. Or even lactulose
    Though I used to add some brown sugar to my dds bottles to help. I never used novolac so I'm not sure about long term use.
    I think you might need some advice from your doctor? Or mchn??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wally90 View Post
    She has only been on it for 4 days but since I switched he hasn't pooped and today she tried to do one (first time she has actually tried) and it was really hard (like marbles) and she screamed. Should I leave her on the Heinz and see if it changes??
    The switch over to a different formula in itself can cause the constipation so it's not neccesarily the formula yet. I would keep her on heinz for now and maybe speak to the health care line to see what you can do for a bub her age. But yes changing formulas can cause constipation in the begining. Poor little mite

    How old is she?

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    Thanks guys! I will give them a call. Hadn't thought of that!

    Dd is almost 8 weeks. So probably part if the problem is we have use some many different ones. When we switched to Novalac we got immediate results (she did the biggest poo after 1 feed) so I was kind of thinking it would be a really quick change. Obviously not!

    I will call though and stick it out. I just hate seeing her in pain.

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    Wow was that $120 per tin??? That makes Novalac CHEAP! It's only $30 per can but we are going through about $45 a week just in formula.

    That's crazy you had to pay that much! I tried to get Novalac on prescription but I couldn't.


 

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