Low Iron Infant Formula

I am having such a hard time finding Low Iron Infant Formula. It is impossible to find!

Ok, wait. I did find some on Amazon, but you have to buy an entire case of it. I cannot afford $150 for formula – especially if I don’t know how well Gage will take it.

My milk production has been horrible this time around. With all of my other kids, I produced an abundance of milk, and eventually had to throw away hundreds of ounces of frozen breastmilk. (I wish I had known how to sell breastmilk back then! I could have made a fortune!)

With Gage, I am barely producing anything. The child nurses all day, and still acts like he’s starving. I’ve done everything I can think of to help produce more milk, but nothing is working. It’s heartbreaking. When I give Gage a bottle of formula, he acts like he’s in heaven. His belly finally gets full, and he’s as happy as can be.

But, the formula is causing him to be constipated. Big time. He gets horrible belly aches and won’t do a “doo” for days.

I know it’s the iron in the formula. Ashley had the same problem when she was a baby, so I had to switch to low iron infant formula. Back then, it was so easy to find!

We live in the sticks, and it’s impossible to find anything, but I cannot find low iron infant formula anywhere. My husband works at a grocery store, so he’s contacted their offices to see if they can order some. We still haven’t heard anything back and it’s been weeks.

Can you find low iron infant formula in your area? Have you ever even had the need to look?

It’s beyond frustrating when you can’t find what your baby needs….

Angie Vinez (2893 Posts)

Angie is a wife and mother to 8. Her life revolves around cooking, cleaning, laundry, and other household duties. She is passionate about her life in Christ and wants to encourage other mothers in their own walk of faith. Angie is active on many social media networks, loves technology, photography, and graphic design, and loves creating blog designs for other mom bloggers.



Comments

  1. 1

    They’re not really making low iron formulas anymore because the babies really need it. Formula has lots of iron in it because it is not easily absorbed by the infant but it is essential for brain development. It may not actually be the iron that is causing the problems but the cows milk protein is often the culprit. I would recommend that you get an eval from an LC. If you were able to produce enough for a previous child then you have all the glandular tissue needed for producing enough milk for your baby. Hormonal issues could contribute to a low supply or stress (high cortisol). Look at how your baby is growing as well. If your baby is growing well it may not be your supply at all but just fussiness because of gastric issues. Talk to an IBCLC and let her observe a feeding and chart growth before you go on a search for the formula.

    Janet Jones IBCLC
    KeepAustinBreastfeeding.com
    myLC.us

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    Yes, I would strongly recommend talking to your doc about reflux. My little one had similar problems, but she was growing very well. If he’s gaining weight, you can be reassured he’s getting what he needs, but must be dealing with a sore tummy. Breastmilk is a natural antacid, so babies with reflux will nurse all day long to soothe their poor tummies. Is he content for long with the formula, or do you notice he becomes fussy after a while? Best of luck to you…

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