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What to Expect when Switching to Enfamil A.R.™

What To Expect When Switching to Enfamil A.R.™

Enfamil A.R. (Added Rice) is an infant formula with added rice starch that is designed to address frequent spit up in babies.

Switching to Enfamil A.R. at a Glance

Enfamil A.R. has comparable ingredients to regular infant formula, with the main difference being added rice starch which helps thicken the formula so that babies can keep it in their tummy and avoid spitting up as much.

Tips for introducing Enfamil A.R. to your baby's diet

Before switching formulas, develop a game plan with your pediatrician. In the case of Enfamil A.R. they might recommend a gradual introduction.

It's also important to pay attention to your baby's cues and any feeding issues with the new formula. If your baby seems to be having trouble with the Enfamil A.R., or if they experience excessive spit-up or discomfort, it's best to talk to your pediatrician. Your doctor can help you determine if Enfamil A.R. is the right formula for your baby and can provide guidance on how to make the transition smoothly.

How long does it take for Enfamil A.R. to work?

Enfamil A.R formula is specially formulated with added rice starch for a thicker consistency to reduce reflux and spit-up by over 50%* in one week.

Where to find Enfamil A.R.

Enfamil A.R. can be found at most major retailers including Amazon, Target, Walmart, your local grocery store or pharmacy, and online.

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*Based on a clinical study of Enfamil A.R. infant formula before the addition of DHA, ARA and prebiotics with infants who spit up frequently (5 or more spit-ups per day), comparing frequency and volume of spit-up after feeding Enfamil A.R. to the same babies at the beginning of the study.

Frequently asked questions

For more information about formulas that are similar to Enfamil A.R., check out our formula comparison page. Always consult with a pediatrician before making any changes to an infant's diet.

Enfamil A.R. has lactose. Check out our family of formulas which include lactose-free formulas and hypoallergenic formulas.

Enfamil A.R. is designed to be thicker than regular formula, which can make it appear more foamy. This is because the added rice starch causes the formula to thicken and become more viscous. To reduce foaminess, shake the formula gently before feeding your baby.

Enfamil A.R. has a small amount of rice starch that is added to the formula to thicken it. The formula pre-thickened with added rice starch and is designed to become thicker in the stomach, to make it more likely to stay down in the stomach.

Enfamil A.R. is designed to help with reflux and spit-up. The formula has added rice starch, which has been shown to thicken the formula and make it more likely to stay down in the stomach. This can help reduce the likelihood of spit-up and reflux. However, it's important to talk to your baby's pediatrician if your baby is experiencing these issues, as there may be other underlying causes that need to be addressed.

There is no known evidence to suggest that Enfamil A.R. causes constipation. If you notice that your baby is experiencing constipation, it's best to talk to your pediatrician. They can provide guidance on how to address the issue.

The length of time that your baby should remain on Enfamil A.R. will depend on their individual needs and circumstances. Your doctor can help you determine if Enfamil A.R. is the right formula for your baby and can provide guidance on how long your baby should remain on the formula.

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