Joined: 30 Sep 2008 21:50 Posts: 19 Location: Essex UK
Hi Can anyone help please My 16 week son has been on SMA 2 for hungrier babies for the past 3 days. this morning he was trying to have a poo but was finding it hard. when he did and was green and hard! He drinks plenty of boiled water. Should I stay on the hungrier babies sma or go back to SMA gold.
He went on SMA 2 because he was having 7 oz every 2.5 hours.
Joined: 26 Mar 2009 18:25 Posts: 4810 Location: East Kilbride
Ella was on the hungry baby stuff from about 4 weeks and her poo became quite hard - worse when we started to wean her (we weaned her at 16 weeks cos she wsa eating 9oz 6 times a day and still hungry) If you are concerned at all tho speak to your HV xx
Joined: 03 Feb 2009 00:24 Posts: 6136 Location: Windsor, Berkshire
If she is just finding it hard to poo, (straining, going red etc.) I don't think there's any cause for concern. However, if she has other symptoms, such as wind, bloated belly, rash, etc. it may be worth looking into changing back. SMA hungry formula is harder for babies' to digest as it has casein protein in it which is harder to break down than whey protein in normal formula which is why it keeps them fuller for longer. It's the change in protein that changes baby poop colour!
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