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from nutramigen to other formula December 29, 2009

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I’m not a dr. So don’t take this as medical advice. This is just what I found worked best for us.

At Lexi’s 6 month appt. her pediatrician told us she was probably ready to switch from Nutramigen back to a regular formula. We chose the Goodstart in the green can because it seemed to be the closest to Nutramigen. At first I was giving her 1 bottle of Goodstart per day for about a week, and then started increasing it to 2 bottles per day, etc. She seemed to be tolerating it ok, but then hit a really rough patch and it seemed like she was back to having colic. So, we switched completely back to Nutramigen. After a few days I started giving her half and half. One scoop of Nutramigen one scoop of Goodstart a few times a day, and gradually increased it until she was getting that for every feeding. I then gradually switched over to all Goodstart with no Nutramigen. It’s been a few weeks since we made the complete switch and she’s doing great! Hopefully something like that will work for you!


Attack of the screamer November 23, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Danielle Brigance @ 11:17 am
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Background info:  Lexi had colic…BAD when she was little.  Nothing helped her to stop crying.  We could hold her, rock her, walk with her, drive with her…all she did was scream!  We finally switched to Nutramigen formula and it helped tremendously with the combination of that and Zantac for reflux.  It was like having a whole different child!


Back to now: We spent the weekend away from home, visiting Jacob’s grandparents.  For the post part Lexi was a dream baby.  However, Saturday night you would have thought she had colic again.  She would scream as soon as we laid her down in bed, even though she was sound asleep seconds before.  Then she woke up super early Sunday morning, thus making her in a realtively bad mood all day.  I’m thinking she would be so exhausted and sleep great last night…not the case.  As soon as I laid her down she woke up screaming.  Jacob held her for a while and got her back to sleep.  She slept until 5.  I got up and fed her and laid her down…repeat of when I put her down last night.  Jacob got up and got her calmed back down and she slept until 8 or so. 

What does dr mom think is wrong?  I think it’s a combination of things. 1) We got out of our routine this weekend.  Lexi has never enjoyed being out of the house, she’s gotten more used to it lately.  But she will always be better behaved at home than somewhere else. 2)We have stopped Zantac because she should be grown out of the reflux stage.  3)We are trying to switch from Nutramigen to Goodstart formula. 4)She’s possibly teething.

For all I know it’s probably ALL of those things that are making her miserable.  I was only able to get .51 miles on the treadmill this morning before she was literally losing her mind in here.  She’s been asleep on my lap for 20 minutes or so.  I know as soon as I put her down she’ll wake up.  But, she really needs a nap…so here I sit!