Question by  jmr (40)

How do I switch infant formula?

I don't think my baby likes the formula I am giving her now.


Answer by  NaturalCowgirl (194)

Make the change gradual, by switching out portions of the formula slowly, building up over a few days. It will be easier on your baby if the change is unnoticeable. And as always, ask your pediatrician for formula recommendations, so you'll know what formula is right for your baby.


Answer by  str8upcutie83 (471)

On the next feeding just use the new formula that you are going to try, or you can do half of one and half of the other.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

You have to do it slowly so you don't cause your daughter to get diarrhea. Try mixing some of the old with some of the new for now. Once your child has been drinking both for a while she can switch to just the new stuff and get off the old.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

If switching brands, try mixing half and half old formula with new formula. If your child more readily eats the mixture, then switch to the new formula.


Answer by  seb (220)

Always discuss a change of formula with your doctor. Each baby has different needs and may get used to the taste if it's a formula that is medically necessary.


Answer by  angiem1981 (1059)

Check with your peditrician before changing formulas. You may need to slowly introduce her to the new formula, giving her time to adjust.

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