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Aug 10, 2008
Ready to feed and stool change
My dd is on Alimentum for Milk and soy allergy. I have always used the powder but just started using ready to feed over the past two days. Well I noticed her stools increased to 5 times a day vs. once a day. the color changed and they started looking thick and pastey vs. loose. Also, the last diaper I changed was a little mucousy and blood tinged. Sorry for all of the info. Does anyone know if this can be do to the ready to feed? thought the powder and RTF would be similar.
Aug 10, 2008
Tracey, mom to Katie diagnosed with GERD at 3 week.
Not entirely......the powder has corn (55% if I remember correctly) while the liquid has no corn at all.
Aug 10, 2008
I know a lot of peope's little ones seem to do better on the RTF. We tried it, and if anything, Nicholas seemed to do worse on it. I guess every baby is different.
Aug 10, 2008
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!
The main difference is the sweetener. RTF has sucrose and the powder has corn syrup solids. I'd call the MD if you see occult blood. Nothing major, but I'l call just so they have it on record. I did notice with my dd that ANY change of formula, even the same kind from powder to RTF, resulted in some changes, wo we always did any switch over a couple of weeks gradually. HTH.
Check with your
doctor first!