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    Quote Originally Posted by redwuff View Post
    Had you taken the pic this morning after feeding him?
    Yes, but I didnít start giving him formula until an hour ago because I had to wait the 4 hours. He had only had water.

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    Default Re: Extreme bloating, probably formula intolerance. HELP

    Please clarify the pictures for me. The pic on the left was one taken yesterday and the one on the right is this morning?
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    Quote Originally Posted by redwuff View Post
    Please clarify the pictures for me. The pic on the left was one taken yesterday and the one on the right is this morning?
    Yes, correct. And here is another one taken about an hour ago. https://imgur.com/gallery/y9xw9

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    Default Re: Extreme bloating, probably formula intolerance. HELP

    It looks like you have broken the bloat.

    How is the feeding coming along?
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    Quote Originally Posted by redwuff View Post
    It looks like you have broken the bloat.

    How is the feeding coming along?
    Yay! Heís definitely loving it, he was so hungry. Heís not pooping very easily yet but with a bath and some massaging, he does eventually. Heís had 2 feedings with 25% formula and 75% water so far.

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    Default Re: Extreme bloating, probably formula intolerance. HELP

    Have you been able to get goats milk/powder?
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    Quote Originally Posted by redwuff View Post
    Have you been able to get goats milk/powder?
    Not yet, Iím going to go get it tonight. I donít think heíll even be ready for it today anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sk1307 View Post
    Not yet, I’m going to go get it tonight. I don’t think he’ll even be ready for it today anyway.
    What redwuff suggested was to get the GM so that you are able to cut the esbilac with the goat's milk formula.
    This way your little one will be getting nutrition from the GM, instead of just cutting the esbilac with more water.
    Please try hard to get it tonight, so we get that baby boy "beefed up" a little.


    Quote Originally Posted by redwuff View Post
    I had a real tough time with 100% esbilac last year bloating babies that were under 3 weeks old.

    I cut the esbilac with goats milk formula at 75% , esbilac 25%. As the babies aged I moved to 50% gmf 50% esbilac.

    Goats milk formula : 3 Parts goats milk
    1 Part heavy whipping creme
    1 Part full fat yogurt
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    Just got 3 10 day olds in that are a hot mess (liquid Esbilac) have an hour and a half of work with a client and 3 pinkies coming in tonight that are 14-15 g. Will not be able to pay attention to this little guy like I want till later.
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    I have used the goats milk and Esbilac combo when I had guys that didn’t seem to tolerate Esbilac. It worked really well. You need to get that little boy on that combo so he can get some nutrition. I bet he’s very hungry. To make the goats milk formula in addition to the goats milk you also need heavy whipping cream and full fat yogurt (vanilla works well). I mention this in case you are going to the store for the goats milk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nancy in New York View Post
    What redwuff suggested was to get the GM so that you are able to cut the esbilac with the goat's milk formula.
    This way your little one will be getting nutrition from the GM, instead of just cutting the esbilac with more water.
    Please try hard to get it tonight, so we get that baby boy "beefed up" a little.
    Iím going to go get it right now, sorry for the slow response time. Heís been bloating up again, do you think cutting it with the gm will help him digest it better? Or should i go back to flushing him with water? He has had 4 meals so far today with 25% formula and 75%. Any brand that you recommend for gm or does it not matter?

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    From what I understand the goats milk formula is easier to digest. Some babies that have issues with straight esbilac do great on it mixed with GM formula. The last babies I raised were raised on a 50/50 esbilac/GM formula. I used meyenberg goat milk but I don’t think the brand matters. I sure hope it helps this baby!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jen413 View Post
    From what I understand the goats milk formula is easier to digest. Some babies that have issues with straight esbilac do great on it mixed with GM formula. The last babies I raised were raised on a 50/50 esbilac/GM formula. I used meyenberg goat milk but I donít think the brand matters. I sure hope it helps this baby!
    Thatís the same brand I got. Iíll be feeding them at 10, Iíll keep you guys updated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sk1307 View Post
    Thatís the same brand I got. Iíll be feeding them at 10, Iíll keep you guys updated!

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    I havenít moved on to 50% formula and 50% water yet, because his bloat isnít completely gone. Heís peeing a lot and pooping small amounts at each meal. The color is like mustard yellow and completely liquid (I wasnít sure if that was normal). Should I continue to 50/50 or stay at 75/25?

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    Like I said, I’ve had the same issue with a little boy. I use goats milk and full fat vanilla yogurt. Today is the first day he took straight Esbilac and didn’t blow up. He peedand pooped—real prettybaby squirrel poops. I’ll start the day with goats milk then goats milk and Esbilac. Then Esbilac. He’s needing to put on some grams but if he will just continue to tolerate real food, maybe the crisis is over. I’m telling his saga to give you hope that your baby can beat the damage done by exposure to cold. I have my fingers crossed for both of our little men.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sk1307 View Post
    He’s been bloating up again, do you think cutting it with the gm will help him digest it better? Or should i go back to flushing him with water? He has had 4 meals so far today with 25% formula and 75%. Any brand that you recommend for gm or does it not matter?
    Sorry I had computer problems last night.
    I would just cut out the esbilac all together
    since he's bloating on such a small amount of Esbilac, I'd go completely
    to the GM formula for now.
    This boy needs nutrition, and somethings not working here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nancy in New York View Post
    Sorry I had computer problems last night.
    I would just cut out the esbilac all together
    since he's bloating on such a small amount of Esbilac, I'd go completely
    to the GM formula for now.
    This boy needs nutrition, and somethings not working here.

    Alright, Iíll do 100% gmf next feeding. Iíve fed them 75% gmf w 25% esbilac and theyíre doing good on it so far. Iím not sure if itís just from the gas drops or if itís the change in formula, but he seems to be pooping easier already. Before, I had to give him a warm bath and massage him to get him to go, but now he went with a normal amount of stimulation. His stomachs already deflating more as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nancy in New York View Post
    Sorry I had computer problems last night.
    I would just cut out the esbilac all together
    since he's bloating on such a small amount of Esbilac, I'd go completely
    to the GM formula for now.
    This boy needs nutrition, and somethings not working here.

    Totally agree. The only reason I suggested starting 25% 75% Esb/water was concern over lack of nutrition and there was not any goats milk purchased yet. Let me go back and catch up. Sorry to go mia last night.
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    My only question is, should the heavy cream be added in to the recipe or do
    what Chickenlegs did and omit it for now.


    Quote Originally Posted by Chickenlegs View Post
    Like I said, I’ve had the same issue with a little boy. I use goats milk and full fat vanilla yogurt. .
    Did you make the GM formula with the heavy cream?
    If so then I would continue with that since he seems to be doing good!


    Quote Originally Posted by Sk1307 View Post
    Alright, I’ll do 100% gmf next feeding. I’ve fed them 75% gmf w 25% esbilac and they’re doing good on it so far. I’m not sure if it’s just from the gas drops or if it’s the change in formula, but he seems to be pooping easier already. Before, I had to give him a warm bath and massage him to get him to go, but now he went with a normal amount of stimulation. His stomachs already deflating more as well.

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