I am in the process of transition from breastmilk to formula. Up until today we were using half BM and half formula. Now its all formula! The bowel movements are much less which I know is common. But he is struggling with red face, pushing and grunting almost everytime he fed. The nurses say this is completly normal because of how they are breaking it all down. But I feel awful!
He was a premie and I am using Similac Neosure and I kinda want to switch to a fomula that helps him break it all down. A friend suggested the purple container from Similac called alimentum which has some ingredients/protiens broken down. Is this really normal and how long does it take for their systems to figure it out? I have used the rectal thermometer to release the poop and it worked great! But I'm sure that is not a good idea. Any thoughts on that as well? Thanks in advance!