There are specialized formulas, specifically for babies who suffer from temporary digestive problems, such as colic, constipation or increased reflux. Before selecting a specialized formula, you should consult your pediatrician and investigate the exact cause. It is important that a possible physical illness is not overlooked. Your doctor can decide if a specialized formula is the right choice for your baby. Specialized formulas are tailored exactly to the needs of babies if they suffer from certain digestive discomforts. For example, the anti-reflux formula for children who rejuvenate is thicker than normal infant formula, due to the addition of thickening agents such as locust bean gum, which reduces reflux. Special formulas should only be administered until conditions have improved. The best way to decide how long a specialized formula should be given is to consult your pediatrician.