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    It's hard to describe but the babies have a weird sweet but not necessarily good sweet smelling pee/poop. I don't remember any past babies smelling like this. And it's a pretty strong smell.

    What's worse is what happens to the dirty bedding waiting to be washed... I don't know if pee spoils but something bad happens after an hour or two and it smells AWFUL! I have to put their laundry in scented garbage bags and keep it closed. It's not like this at first but boy does it turn

    They have always smelled different but it's become more noticeable. I should have probably questioned it sooner but I've been focused on how great they have done. I don't see any signs of illness or anything, they eat great, gain a ton daily, totally normal poop and pee EXCEPT the smell, active and seem perfect

    The only thing I've thought could possibly be it is the probiotic plant enzymes powder I always add to formula but it's the same I used for last year's babies. Maybe it's stale? I don't have a clue

    Any ideas or experience with this?

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    Default Re: Weird Pee Smell...

    Are you using Esbilac for the first time?

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    Oh and I change fleece out at least three times a day and wash their laundry every night. So it's not sitting long and they are kept clean

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    Quote Originally Posted by SammysMom View Post
    Are you using Esbilac for the first time?
    No, by the time I could have gotten to store they had adjusted to the FV perfect. I made sure to REALLY watch digestion because of the problems mentioned but they have done good

    I've never had a smell with FV. I've also used the bag from this falls babies and the new bag of formula I opened but it's the same weird smell. I mix it exactly like always with the digestive powder. Nothing different from usual?

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    Default Re: Weird Pee Smell...

    Neither have I. Esbilac pee is quite strong IMO. Are they eating any other foods?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SammysMom View Post
    Neither have I. Esbilac pee is quite strong IMO. Are they eating any other foods?
    No, other than a lick of Oxbow nothing else. I'll be introducing solids soon but I noticed it even when they were pinkies the incubator had the same sweetish smell when I fed so it's not new it's just getting worse

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    Default Re: Weird Pee Smell...

    Has it all been the same bag of formula? Does the formula smell funny?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SammysMom View Post
    Has it all been the same bag of formula? Does the formula smell funny?
    I've gone through two different bags and smells as yummy as always. I only make a days worth at a time.

    I'm so confused what could be the cause.

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    Default Re: Weird Pee Smell...

    Is there a lot of yellow color to the pee?

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    My guess is it's the digestive powder. That seems to be the only outlier in the equation.
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    Default Re: Weird Pee Smell...

    Yep...does that have a smell to it before mixing it in? What exactly is it?

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    Default Re: Weird Pee Smell...

    That's the best guess I have so far but definitely wanted some more input

    Here's what I use. It doesn't have a smell and I've used it for other babies but maybe it gets old... My only thought was asparagus makes pee smell, it's a plant and this is plant based so.... I dunno
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    Quote Originally Posted by SammysMom View Post
    Is there a lot of yellow color to the pee?
    Nope nice and clear

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    Default Re: Weird Pee Smell...

    Yep...I would bet the enzymes are what is causing that.

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    Default Re: Weird Pee Smell...

    Ok so a harmless side effect most likely

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