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    Hi there, I have an 8 week old formula fed bub. He's got silent reflux which he's on losec for but is also a very windy bub We're trying to find a formula that works for him and doesn't contribute to his wind issues. We've tried nan pro, karicare, karicare allerpro (as per paed which was the worst one yet) and now we're on nan comfort. This one has been the best so far but he's still windy. I keep hearing that Heinz nurture is good and eases wind/reflux. Does anyone have any thoughts/advice on Heinz nurture vs nan comfort? Thanks in advance

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    @Mellygrub83 Our DD is 12 wks and is also on losec for silent reflux. She's been FF from day one on Nan HA Gold. She is also quite windy so we put 0.2ml of infacol into each bottle which seems to help a fair bit. I was told if changing formula we shouldn't do more than one a wk but she's been on this one since birth and it seems to be working well for her. Good luck

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    My Bub has silent reflux and is on losec too. My paed told me that it's not worth changing formulas. The wind issue does get better with age. I used infacol and found a higher dose of losec also helped.

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    My daughter is on neocate as other formulas would have her projectile vomiting across the room.

    Have you tried a delact, goats or a soy formula. If your baby has an intollerance as well as reflux all the dairy based formulas could just be making it worse as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by tastychicken View Post
    My daughter is on neocate as other formulas would have her projectile vomiting across the room.

    Have you tried a delact, goats or a soy formula. If your baby has an intollerance as well as reflux all the dairy based formulas could just be making it worse as well
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    If he is intolerant to cows milk protein though, don't try goat milk as it has the same protein as cows milk. So I would try soy or delact first.

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    I used infacol also, even when I was BF'ing. It helped immensely. But I think constantly changing formulas would be upsetting bub also TBH.

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    We used Dr Browns bottles with DS and Infant's Friend drops. The bottles were AMAZING! They reduced his wind significantly straight away. Can't reccomend them highly enough

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlelove View Post
    We used Dr Browns bottles with DS and Infant's Friend drops. The bottles were AMAZING! They reduced his wind significantly straight away. Can't reccomend them highly enough
    Ive never heard of those bottles or seen them. Can I ask where?

    My girl used to throw up a lot but is better now, the dr sugguested we try soy but the feedback I read wasn't good. So I stuck to my normal nan pro as my son didn't have issues with it.

    It gets better with age, I found that infants friend was also mummies friend. Ha Ha. It worked wonders.

    Can you feed in slow doses and more regularly?

    Bottles with my daughter were also an issue, I must of tried every bottle on the shelf. She's very particular for a 8 month old.

    Good luck.

    P.S I think novolac also make formulas for different situations, but I wouldn't be changing all the time.

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    I bought the Dr Browns bottles from a baby shop chain called My Baby Warehouse, or from a website called Mothers Love (not sure if I'm allowed to put links).

    Mothers Love were really well priced and I always got my packages within a few days.

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    For bottles i use nuk as she doesn't get as much wind. For childcare i use kmart wide neck bottles with nuk teats as i am scared the 12-15 dollar bottles may be misplaced.


 

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