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Jul 17, 2008
michelle&aurora
Aurora born March 17, 2007
3 years, 8 months old
Weighs 25.8 lbs
8 lbs 11 oz at birth.
Recovered Chronic Projectile Vomiter
Prevacid Free since September 08
Egg allergy diagnosed Jan 26/09
Has a Pectus Excavatum
Has an Epipen
The transition to toddler formula
We have tried again to wean Rory onto toddler formula and it isn't going well at all. I was hoping that she would get more weight-wise from the toddler formula than the infant formula. After all, she is no longer an infant and her needs are not being met with food. The clinic has hinted at reducing her formula amount and I'm supposed to discuss it with her pediatrician this afternoon. My hope was that if she was on toddler formula that wasn't concentrated (her similac is 24 cal/oz) that the pediatrician would let us try this before reducing her intake. I'm just so scared that she'll be hungry on less formula, still not eat, and lose weight. We'll see what the ped says.

Anyway, point being, she WON'T drink the Enfagrow. I tried mixing it 1/3 with 3 oz toddler to 6 oz infant, and she gagged and gagged and spit it out. So I tried mixing it 1/6, and she still wouldn't take it. I made her a normal bottle after that and she wouldn't take the normal bottle until she was almost asleep, 2 hours later. :( I am going to try again tomorrow. I didn't feel like battling her today, since the ped might have other thoughts about what to do, formula wise.

Even if I mix it 1 oz to 7oz, and she DID drink it, it would take FOREVER to get her on the full toddler formula. She'd be 2!! The family doc seems to think she can have formula until 2, but the ped says only 18 months. AND I'm going to have the same problem with milk, because she hates it!!!

I really want her on the toddler formula because it is TONS cheaper than the concentrate we have her on now. Anyone have ANY tips or tricks?? Should I just stick with it until she drinks it? Not offer her regular formula anymore, just the combo, even if she refuses for long periods? They aren't concerned about her weight, but can she afford to have that sort of "stand off"? LOL. What do you think? She's a stubborn one.

Jul 17, 2008
abbysmom
Andrea: Mom to 3 crazy girls!
Jackie (3/01)
Payton (9/03)
Abby (4/06) Prevacid 7.5mg (evening), MSPI, goats milk (currently trying to wean off Prevacid)
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Is she on reg. similac? Have you tried the Similac toddler formula? We kept my middle dd on formula till 18mnths b/c of the reaction that my oldest had when we intro cows milk at 1yr.
Jul 17, 2008
michelle&aurora
Aurora born March 17, 2007
3 years, 8 months old
Weighs 25.8 lbs
8 lbs 11 oz at birth.
Recovered Chronic Projectile Vomiter
Prevacid Free since September 08
Egg allergy diagnosed Jan 26/09
Has a Pectus Excavatum
Has an Epipen
OOOOHHHH, that's a fabulous suggestion. LOL. We went with the cheapest, I'm sad to say, the Enfagrow was on sale. So, Similac toddler formula would taste close to the infant Similac? I should have thought of that!! :) I was blinded by the $15.99 can.
Jul 17, 2008
lauren'smom
Jennifer - 1st time mom. Lauren (6/1/07) diagnosed 9/07 with GER at 3 1/2 months. Prevacid 7.5 mg in the am. Currently drinking whole milk and eating great!!
No longer aspirating! Yippee!
Picture: Why would Lauren play with the hundreds of dollars worth of toys scattered in my living room?!?! When she could play in a box! Estimated move date: Oct. 3rd!
my only suggestion is to do what you are doing...I had to switch Lauren 1 oz at a time to milk!!! I started making her bottles 7 oz formula and 1 of milk and I would add more milk every 3-4 days. If we got to a point where she seems hesitant I would go a couple of days longer before I added more milk.

Also, if you stick with the Similac Grow and Go, I may a few coupons you can have. Hopefully, you can use them in Canada???

Jul 17, 2008
michelle&aurora
Aurora born March 17, 2007
3 years, 8 months old
Weighs 25.8 lbs
8 lbs 11 oz at birth.
Recovered Chronic Projectile Vomiter
Prevacid Free since September 08
Egg allergy diagnosed Jan 26/09
Has a Pectus Excavatum
Has an Epipen
I hope Lauren is an example I can look to :). I just tried 1 oz to 7oz and she wouldn't touch it, now she's refusing the normal one again. :(
Jul 17, 2008
daniejo
Mom (Danie) to Adam (9-4-03) & Nate (3-7-07) Nate was diagnosed with silent AR at 2 months old. He was on neocate, prevacid 30mg per day and couldn't start solids till he was almost 8 months old. He started cow's milk at 14 months and is currently off all meds!! So far so good :) PIC: Disney trip 2008. Nate didn't know Piglet was there, he didn't like the characters too much.
They are so smart...they know it tastes different! When we weaned, Nate would refuse the formula (even if I didn't mix it) b/c he knew I did the day before, lol. I would try the similac brand...might taste very similar. I know the cheaper cans just LIGHT UP OUR EYES, lol. In no time, she will be on milk...I NEVER complain about milk prices, even when everyone talks about how expensive it is (if they only knew I spent $35 a can for formula-3 per week!!) She will take to it...it is a slow process for most.
Jul 17, 2008
abbysmom
Andrea: Mom to 3 crazy girls!
Jackie (3/01)
Payton (9/03)
Abby (4/06) Prevacid 7.5mg (evening), MSPI, goats milk (currently trying to wean off Prevacid)
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Yeah, def try the Similac brand. Also sign up on the Similac website and they will send you coupons! Maybe start with just 1T of the new stuff in a whole bottle.
Jul 17, 2008
michelle&aurora
Aurora born March 17, 2007
3 years, 8 months old
Weighs 25.8 lbs
8 lbs 11 oz at birth.
Recovered Chronic Projectile Vomiter
Prevacid Free since September 08
Egg allergy diagnosed Jan 26/09
Has a Pectus Excavatum
Has an Epipen
Thanks Ladies!! I just got back from the ped's office, and she said I don't have to bother switching her. She is just fine on infant formula, and it's not worth the fight. I can worry about weaning on to milk when we get the ok. For right now, it's status quo. :)
Jul 17, 2008
daniejo
Mom (Danie) to Adam (9-4-03) & Nate (3-7-07) Nate was diagnosed with silent AR at 2 months old. He was on neocate, prevacid 30mg per day and couldn't start solids till he was almost 8 months old. He started cow's milk at 14 months and is currently off all meds!! So far so good :) PIC: Disney trip 2008. Nate didn't know Piglet was there, he didn't like the characters too much.
Great news...one less battle!!
Jul 17, 2008
elysabethsmom
Sharon, Mom to Elyse, 17 mos (15 mos adjusted-preemie). Zantac/Elecare. History of: Respiratory Distress Syndrome with ventilation/CPAP/cannula, tpn, n/g tube, PDA, jaundice, apnea, bradycardia/tachycardia, severe anemia, blood transfusion, reflux, Sandifer's Syndrome, intestinal malrotation, hemangiomas, MSPI, feeding issues. ICU inpatient 53 days! 2 surgeries, 2 UGIs, barium enema, pH probe, endoscopy. Developmentally on target now! PIC: Yobaby Beard
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One less battle is a great thing. To wean Elyse from b/m to formula, I did around 1/2 ounce at a time and it took about 10 days to get to only formula. She was only drinking about 3 oz at the time so it didn't take terribly long. But she would scream and scream even with only a little formula in there. It had to taste just NASTY after b/m, but i think she finally figured out it didn't hurt her tummy so bad! We had to give pedialyte a few times to make sure she was getting at least something.
Jul 19, 2008
slimfast13
This is our dd, Alessandra. Dx with GER 10/07. Ran the gamut with meds and now done with them (crossed fingers). Using magnesium, probiotics and prebiotic supplements. With the exception of teething and general sassy attitude, all is well now. They really CAN grow out of it!
If you want to try the go and grow similac, I have a coupon I won't use for $3 off - slimfast13@hotmail.com email me with your address. Meghann
Check with your
doctor first!