Emfamil Formula Review
Emfamil is really spelled "emfamil". Enfamil is one of the world's most trusted names in baby forumulas and
has been around since 1905. The Enfamil website has lots of informational
tips to keep your baby healthy such as:
Gas as a result of
Gas can also be a sign that your baby is having a hard time digesting
lactose, a carbohydrate found in most milk-based formula. If your baby shows
signs of lactose sensitivity, your doctor may recommend
ProSobee® LIPIL®, a soy-based, milk-free formula, or
LactoFree® LIPIL, a lactose-based, lactose-free formula.
Colic symptoms and the “Rule of Three”
often determined by using the "Rule of Three." It usually starts when the baby
is about three weeks old and lasts until he's about three months old. Episodes
of crying and fussiness may go on for about three hours and happen three or more
times a week for three weeks in a row.
Babies with colic cry at about
the same time of day, often after their late afternoon or evening feedings. If
your baby has colic, he may bring his knees up to his chest. His body may become
stiff, his face may turn red, and he may be gassy.
The exact causes of colic are unknown. But in some infants, colic
is related to an allergy or sensitivity to milk protein. Because protein
allergies have so many different symptoms, it's important to tell your doctor
everything you can about your baby's condition. Based on that information, your
doctor will recommend the best treatment for him.
Tips for handling
Follow your doctor's guidance on how to manage your baby's colic.
These tips may also help.
Formula for colicky
- Try not to let your baby get hungry.
- Make sure the nipple opening on the bottle is large enough. Formula should
flow at about one drop per second.
- Rock your baby gently or walk with him.
- Offer him a pacifier.
- Darken your baby's room at naptime.
If your doctor believes that your baby's colic symptoms are
related to an allergy or sensitivity to milk protein, he may recommend a
hypoallergenic formula made from extensively hydrolyzed casein. Casein
hydrolysate is a milk protein that has been "predigested" with enzymes. That
process breaks the protein into tiny pieces. Once broken down, this protein
usually isn't expected to trigger an allergic response in babies with milk
allergies. Enfamil Nutramigen® LIPIL® is a
hypoallergenic formula that your doctor may recommend for your baby.