Something that you often hear are other mamas (and sometimes health care professionals) suggesting that you change your baby's formula...
Something that you often hear are other mamas (and sometimes health care professionals) suggesting that you change your baby's formula if he's spitting up often. The problem with this advice is that it's not a good spit-up plan of attack. If you frequently change your baby's formula, your pediatrician won't be able to tell if it's the formula or something else causing the spit-up issue. If you do change formula brand or type, say, from milk-based to soy, be sure it's on the suggestion of your baby's pediatrician. The doctor should also be looking at other culprits such as reflux. Reasons to change your baby's formula may include blood in his stool (may indicate a milk-based formula allergy) or weight loss. If your baby does have reflux, not an allergy to a specific formula, then a better bottle can help. You want a bottle with a nipple that your baby can actually clamp his little mouth around well - this cuts down on air. Keep your baby sitting up to eat, and for an hour afterwards. One of the best ways to prevent reflux in littles is to feed small frequent meals over bigger meals.

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