Anti Reflux Milk And Constipation
This is not an easy question to answer. The reason is that the special anti-reflux formulas (AR) are thickened and are usually not recommended for babies who are constipated. To start with, try a casein rich formula such as Lactogen1 for your baby as it should help to prevent his constipation.
Is Comfort Milk Good For Colic And Constipation?
If your baby is uncomfortable and distressed but otherwise healthy, there are formula milk which are marketed towards colic and constipation, such as ‘Comfort Milk’. This type of milk is produced by various formula milk manufacturers and readily available from supermarkets and chemists. Comfort milk is reduced in lactose.
Is Anti Reflux Formula Good For Reflux?
Anti-reflux formula is marketed towards parents of babies suffering with reflux symptoms such as frequent regurgitation (bringing milk back up). This milk is a thickened formula, using carob bean gum or potato stratch. The thickened formula is helpful for reflux babies due to it being a ‘stay down’ milk.
How Long Does It Take For Milk To Work For Constipation?
When changing your milk it takes about 2 weeks for your baby to adapt to the change…hence the constipation. I swear by this milk you just have to bear with it and struggle through the constipation. Don’t add anything to the milk eg gaviscon as the milk is already mega thick, u don’t need it.
Does Reflux Milk Make A Difference?
The reflux milk made such a difference. She slept much more comfortably and so after the vomit caused more irritation I introduced more bottle feeds of the reflux milk. We now alternate feeds and it works well.