My daughter is 6 weeks old and the only thing that she doesn't spit up is Enfamil AR. The other formulas we have tried do cause lots and lots of spit up. To avoid constipation we are giving her 2 ounces regular newborn formula and 1oz of the AR. It seems like a perfect combination for our daughter. After looking online I see that this works for other babies and the mixture does not cause constipation like full AR would.
We visited the doctor today and he said not to use the AR because of empty calories that rice provides. However, when I look on Enfamil's website it is rice starch that makes the formula thicker and the correct calories and nutrition for the baby. There is even a chart showing it is not like adding rice. Also, does AR stand for added rice or acid reflux? His suggestion today was Nutramigen and the formula was so light she spit it ALL up.
Is anyone else using AR and have any insight?