Babies have developing digestive systems, and sometimes they have feeding issues. If you're thinking about changing your baby's formula, talk to your baby's doctor.
Here are some things to consider when switching formulas:
- You don't have to introduce the new formula gradually by either alternating or combining it with the old formula-you can switch over to the new formula right away.
- Mixing formulas is not recommended, because if your baby does not do well on a feeding, you won't be able to tell which formula or ingredient is causing the problem. Also, the formulas may not mix well.
- Make sure you give your baby enough time to try the new formula, usually 3 to 5 days. Some babies will adjust right away. Others may have slight changes in stool pattern, gas, and/or spit-ting up until they become accustomed to the new formula. If you have questions or concerns, check with your baby's doctor.
Enfamil A+ Gentlease® is part of Enfamil A+ SolutionsTM, a complete line of formulas expertly formulated for the dietary management of common feeding issues. It contains a protein blend, patterned after breastmilk*, that has been partially broken down and a reduced level of lactose†. Enfamil A+ Gentlease also contains DHA, an important building block of your baby's rapidly developing brain.
*Based on whey:casein ratio of typical mature breast milk (15 days to six months after birth).
†1/5 of the lactose of a full-lactose, routine, milk-based formula.
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