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Aug 12, 2008
ethan's mom
Meridith
Mom to Ethan, born 4/23/08. Diagnosed with Reflux at about 1 month, started medicating with Zantac, which wasn't helpful for us. At about 2.5 months, we started on Prevacid, twice a day, and that is working much better.
Ethan is breastfed and has a few solids that he is enjoying very much.
Enfamil AR Lipil
I thought that I'd put this offer out there. We bought a can of Enfamil AR Lipil powder several weeks ago. Ethan refused to eat it, and at the time we were investigating the possibility of MPI, so it was probably destined to fail anyway. We've only used two scoops out of it, so if anyone is interested in having it, I'd put it in the mail. I'm not sure how long formaul keeps once it is opened, but we opened it three weeks ago. Just reply on here, we cna email privately to get the address, and I'll send it to whoever wants it. Also if someone knows that a can of powdered formula is only good for so long, let me know, so bad formula doesn't cause a LO to get sick. I thought I read some where that you should use a can within a month of opening it, but I might just be making that up. Meridith
Aug 12, 2008
katiesmommy
Tracey, mom to Katie diagnosed with GERD at 3 week.
Hi! It is only good for a month once opened. Numerous pedi's suggested we switch to it because we were "wasting" our money on Alimentum and now our GI has switched us to Elecare; would love to see their faces when they hear how she wants us to clearly "waste" more money!
Aug 12, 2008
ethan's mom
Meridith
Mom to Ethan, born 4/23/08. Diagnosed with Reflux at about 1 month, started medicating with Zantac, which wasn't helpful for us. At about 2.5 months, we started on Prevacid, twice a day, and that is working much better.
Ethan is breastfed and has a few solids that he is enjoying very much.
I know what you mean. I felt dumb starting directly with Nutramigen, after only trying the AR formula once, but after reading on here, I figured I'd just have another can of soy formula that would sit in my pantry until it was time to throw it away, so I'd just save myself the trouble and get something that, IMO would likely work. We go to the pedi later this month, and I'm sure she'll ask why we chose such expensive formula. I think I'll offer to let her do the formula trials if she wants to mess with something that is mostly working. ;)
Check with your
doctor first!