I wanted nothing more than to breastfeed my baby when I had him but by the third day we had to put him on formula because he was so starving. The doctor told me to mix my breast-milk with formula until I started producing more. My son is now almost 4wks old and strictly on formula with the occasional breast-milk bottle since I can only produce 3oz a day. (It has been that way from week one and I have tried everything to make more milk) :-(
He was on Enfamil Gentle-ease (what the dr said try) for the first few weeks but he has been become more and more gassy, spits up more, and always has diarrhea now (ever since I had to stop mixing my milk in with the formula). Last night he was so miserable and he finally calmed down when he pooped (turned out he was constipated), which instead of his usual green pea-soup diarrhea was a mass of dark yellowish orange lumpy poop. I decided to change his formula today since we had to get more and I was told to try Similac by family members. I was going to switch to a soy based formula to see if it worked better for him but when I got to the store I saw Similac Advance (which said the closest thing to breastmilk) and since he NEVER has problems on breastmilk so I thought we would try it. He seemed to be doing great all day then all of a sudden, instead of spit up, my poor little man was puking everywhere. When he finally stopped crying from it, I ran to the store to grab the Similac Soy Isomil. He is sipping on it now and it seems to be working ok. It is definatly not as THICK as the Advance. But if this doesn't work we will have to try something else and Idk what to try next. Does anyone have any advice they could share as far as their experiences with other formulas and what might work? When I was breastfeeding the first couple of weeks I drank only soy milk so idk if that might factor into him being sensitive to milk based formula. Please, we really need help. :-( This is our first child and I am so lost. I already feel like a failure as a mom because I can't get my milk to come in.