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thickening formula....flavors? jessthom89 1 child; Dundalk, Maryland 15 posts
Feb 9th '13

My doctor told me to add some of the rice to thicken up the formula to help stop my baby from throwing up so much. I went out shopping for the stuff today and they had plain kind and kind with apple flavor ect. can I use the ones with flavors? and do you recommend adding it to her bottles or giving it to her by spoon?

meggymama Due July 30; 97 kids; United Kingdom 510 posts
Feb 9th '13

I wouldn't give anything but milk in a bottle,if you are offering baby rice then it should always be by spoon.
We have a thicker milk here in the UK called hungry baby which can help if babies have mildreflux but i have never heard of Drs advising thickening formula yourself.

May♥ Due December 29; 1 child; Texas 9207 posts
Feb 9th '13

Give it to.her with a spoon.
I'd just do.plain rice.

*101314* 2 kids; 1 angel baby; x*x, OH, United States 4357 posts
Feb 9th '13

Just use the plain kind for now and you can add it in the bottle if the Dr said its okay. A lot of ppl will give you hell for that but life goes on.... I put cereal in my sons bottle when he was 2 months per Drs orders

Alayah's mommy ♥ Due September 29 (boy); 1 child; 1 angel baby; Grand Rapids, Michigan 4882 posts
Feb 9th '13

Have you tried a different formula?? How old is your able to spoon feed do that and I would also start off with plain.

username1 1 child; Chicopee, MA, United States 30921 posts
Feb 9th '13
Quoting Alayah's mommy ♥:" Have you tried a different formula?? How old is your able to spoon feed do that and I would also start off with plain."


we switched to soy and it fixed the problem

jessthom89 1 child; Dundalk, Maryland 15 posts
Feb 9th '13

we tried soy, we switched a lot, thats why shes telling me to try this. baby is 2 months

meggymama Due July 30; 97 kids; United Kingdom 510 posts
Feb 9th '13
Quoting Sarah Bare-ah♡:" A lot of those thickening agents are being recalled."


I didnt say I agreed with them, I think they are over used by lots of people in the hopes of a good nights sleep, causing potential malnourishment and all sorts :(
it can help with the reflux though and is reccomended here to help with that.

meggymama Due July 30; 97 kids; United Kingdom 510 posts
Feb 9th '13

I didnt take it as an attack, I just have major issues with these formulas,i think they should make it a licensed product and not for profit so there is less screwing around with our children.

♥ The Prodigy Due March 3 (boy); 33 kids; Perth, Australia 5621 posts
Feb 9th '13
Quoting jessthom89:" My doctor told me to add some of the rice to thicken up the formula to help stop my baby from throwing ... [snip!] ... apple flavor ect. can I use the ones with flavors? and do you recommend adding it to her bottles or giving it to her by spoon?"

theres special formula for reflux id suggest trying that, rice cereal in bottles are a choking hazard.
how old is she?

jessthom89 1 child; Dundalk, Maryland 15 posts
Feb 26th '13

It is fine we switched her to a soy formula and shes doing better on that now and holding a lot more down. Thank you to everyone that replied and shes 2 months