Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Liz | 2013-01-15


AR Formula

Good Day doctor,

I would like to know the diffrence between the Novalac AR Digest and the Novalac AR. The latter seems to be thin but I asume it thickens in the stomach and the AR Digest is very thick in the bottle. Is this the only difference and when shoudl one use the one over the other.

Expert's Reply



Most babies do well on the Novalac AR alone. Novalac AR Digest contains additional ingredients which will aid your baby's nutrition. If your baby is gaining weight normally and is comfortable on the AR formula there is no need to use the AR Digest form.

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Posted by: Anonymous | 2014-07-25

Hi doctor. I switched my baby from novalac ar to navalac ar digest (due to severe reflux).Since then he's been sleeping badly and seems to be in pain. What could be the cause? Thanks so much

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