All Signs Covered – Look for These to Change Your Baby’s Formula
We all are very much confused as to when and how frequently the formula needs to be changed and if in between the baby gets sick rather than switching the formula we try and get it all solved from medication. Well if your kid is formula fed, he/she is bound to have its affect. So before we fail to understand that we just need a formula switch, let’s have a look at the symptoms that are going to give us a clue to do so.
- Lactose sensitivity: lactose intolerant baby is just not able to digest lactose because of the absence of the enzyme necessary to digest lactose called The sensitivity gets us to a conclusion that the baby is not able to digest its feeds properly.
Signs are: Gas just after some time of feeding the baby; Vomiting the food out in excessive chunks showing that the whole feed is out of the baby’s stomach, this cannot be called acid reflux; Frequent Cries/Colic , the baby tends to cry a lot because of the discomfort it is facing; Bloating; Abdominal Cramping and Diarrhea.
The baby may experience such a problem for about 4-6 months and then lactose can be reintroduced, all this happens only because the system is not fully developed.
- Milk Protein allergy: unlike lactose intolerance this is the immune system related issue in your kid. In such a situation the body doesn’t allows milk or milk product to stay in its body as it is taken as a harmful substance. The baby might develop an allergy.
Signs are: Diarrhea; Bloating; Abdominal Pain; Rashes; Swelling; Itching and trouble with the breathing.
The problem of Lactose sensitivity and Milk Protein allergy should not be confused as both are different problems. The former leading to digestive issues and the later is a sign of a weak immune system.
- Acid Reflux: when the kid is tended to throw up a little bit of milk that didn’t just go down the oesophagus or the baby spits out excessively it is because of the acid reflux. This situation doesn’t allow the baby to digest the food properly until some measures are taken to eliminate the effects. This can also happen in cases where the oesophagus is not fully developed. Such a problem gets better with age.
Still some of the Signs are that lead to a clue for its time to change the formula. Vomiting, Discomfort while being fed, Refusal to Eating or being Fed, Weight Loss and becoming Colicky with time.
- Constipation: the probable reason that the baby is constipating can be the suitability of the formula.
Signs are that the baby is constipating: Straining through-out the bowel movement, Dry hard pellet-like stools, dry and bloody stool, Prolonged absence of stools, Refusal to eating or being fed, hard stomach, discomfort just before the bowel passing.
After this if the symptoms are prolonged and you tend to believe that it is not going to get better. There is only one solution that is to change the formula. After changing the formula you got to have the patience to let the other formula settle. The new one will take time to settle down. Don’t ever try and mix the old and the new ones and start to experiment with your baby’s feed this could have worse effects.
A bit of change could prove to be good for your baby!