Yesterday, 10:20 PM
Hi, well again I get it. You saw improvement with this formula, I understand, and am not arguing with what you experienced. I am just telling you what the experts say about switching formulas. "GentleEase" is marketed as a special formula for colic, gassiness and fussiness.
Ok, so it does not sound like there is overproduction, as in that case, baby would be gaining quickly, typically.
But is does sounds like the milk is flowing a bit quickly at least sometimes, and that may mean fast letdown and the "lactose overload" that can happen with that. This is helped by taking shorter breaks between nursing sessions- in other words, nursing more often, because milk has less time to build up in the breasts there is less of a letdown.
Another cause of too much foremilk is baby nursing both sides at every feeding. However, since baby is not gaining as well as you would like, and also because nursing session are relatively infrequent, baby taking both sides at this point is probably necessary. If you can encourage baby to nurse more often, baby may choose to nurse one side at a time at some feedings and that may also help.
When a baby has reflux, it is usually recommended that baby nurse frequently. This allows for smaller meals which are easier to digest. Also, nursing is typically soothing when a baby has reflux so the more nursing, the better. So also for the reflux, nursing more often would be indicated.