My LO has silent reflux and terrible gas. He was breastfed until my Ped told me that he wasn't able to get enough due to milk duct issues and therefore not able to produce a bowel movement and he wasn't gaining weight. So, week 2 we started supplementing with formula and I started pumping like crazy.
He gets bottles of breastmilk alternated with formula. We started with Gerber Good Start Gentle Ready to Feed and he seemed to be OK, then after a week or so he started to have awful gas pains. We switched to Enfamil Gentlease Ready to Feed and his gas was much better -but he still had the silent reflux bothering him.
Saw the Ped yesterday who prescribed Zantac and gave up samples of Enfamil AR. Ped said that the AR is basically Gentlease with added rice. I called Enfamil when I got home and they said that this is not true. AR is regular Enfamil with rice.
So I'm nervous to switch LO to AR due to his past issue with gas and constipation. I'm thinking about adding rice cereal to his Gentlease to help with the reflux...but it seemed counterproductive because the rice cereal could constipate him.
I know I'll probably just have to try it out but it's consuming my thoughts - I just want to do what will give him the most comfort! Poor LO is eating 4-5oz every two hours. He will be 6 weeks tomorrow. Ped said he should be eating 5oz every 4 hours.