Does anyone use Good Start formula?? I hear it is easier on the belly is that true?

Khara - posted on 01/15/2009 ( 16 moms have responded )

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I breast feed my son and wanted to supplement formula here and there, i want a formula that would be easy on his tummy and heard good start was the best... anyone have any advice>

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Marianna - posted on 01/15/2009

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I do.  My son is 7 months old, and he has been on it because the other formulas made him constipated.  Good Start Natural Cultures is the one he's on.  It's the green can.   I highly recommend it!

Kristin - posted on 11/24/2010

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My daughter is on Good Start Omega 3 & 6, & havent had any problems at all.

Khara - posted on 01/17/2009

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hey i have a question about the taste.. i bought a couple of the nursette good start formulas and it had a bitter taste so i compred the tast to the free enfamil formula and that didnt have a bitter tast.. is it suppose to tast bitter.. i didnt give it to my son because it tasted gross,,today i bought the green power can soo i am going to see if that is bitter maybe it just was because it was in liquid form... does anyone know? MARINNA I went to babies rus because of the sale you told my about and i had an 11$ coupon so that was nice.. :)

Marianna - posted on 01/16/2009

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The regular Good Start Supreme is the "normal" formula.  The Natural Cultures is supposed to be easier on the tummy because it's easier to digest, and it supports a healthy immune system.  It's the only formula that contains BIFIDUS BL, which is like those naturally promoted by breastmilk.   Of course, it also has DHA and ARA for babies' brain and eye development.  



I breastfed my first son for 17 months and automatically assumed it would work for the 2nd.  I couldn't have been more wrong.  Things went from bad to worse, and I ended up with mastitis 3 times.  It turned out that he had bad reflux...  Anyway, when I quit nursing, I was at a loss for which formula to choose.  We went through Similac "normal" formula and Gentleease before we found this Natural Cultures to keep him from getting constipated.  The rest is history!  You can't go wrong with this one. 



Target carries the cans with 25% more for $24.59, which is steal compared to what it used to be- $28 for a normal can.  When they don't have 25% more cans at Target, I buy it at Publix because it's the cheapest place to get it.  Also, I signed up on the Nestle website for coupons by mail.  Publix also had a $5 coupon in this week's ad as well as Babies R Us is running a $20 sale on it this weekend.  I am a frugal mom who shops around and then stocks up!

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Tabby - posted on 11/22/2010

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Similiac worked best for my daughter... Good Start used to give her horrible gas.

Keke - posted on 11/21/2010

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i did the same thing with my daughter and ask her doctors they all said the same thing that it did matter which brand i use bc they all had the same ingredients bc they are regulated by the fda but we still use goodstart

Heather - posted on 11/20/2010

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The bitter taste is the iron. And yes the premade is a bit different tasting than the powdered.

Heather - posted on 11/20/2010

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I llooovvve Gerber Good Start. My son is on the gentle plus (orange can). When I switched from breastfeeding to formula this was the only one that really worked for him and that he liked. Hope you like it too.

Lisa - posted on 01/17/2009

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I forgot to add... my son has acid reflux and the formula we use is not hard on his tummy.  :)

Lisa - posted on 01/17/2009

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My son first started out on the good start (green can) did great on it!  We wanted to save money and had friends recommend using the Parents choice (Walmart brand).  We use the parents choice gentle in a purple can.  He likes it and has been using it since he was about a month.  It is about 15 dollars and that is a LOT cheaper than the good start!!!!  Hope this helps. 

Whitney - posted on 01/16/2009

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I love the Good Start formula. I use the soy with iron. It works great with my girls and it is def. easier on there stomachs.

Heather - posted on 01/16/2009

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Quoting Marianna:



I do.  My son is 7 months old, and he has been on it because the other formulas made him constipated.  Good Start Natural Cultures is the one he's on.  It's the green can.   I highly recommend it!





man im glad to hear that we just went to the doctor today for constipation and thats the formula they told us to try!!!! i hope it works for us as well!

Khara - posted on 01/16/2009

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hey thanks for the advice... we are trying to push the pennies too latley.. my hubby just got laid off.. maybe i will go pick up a can.. have some coupons that good start has send me.. doyou get themm too.? i am primarly breast feeding but just in case i wanted to find a formula that would bee ok for my guys lil tummy.. may supplement here and there.. thanks soo much..

Khara - posted on 01/15/2009

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Marianna. thanks for the input. doyou know the difference between the natural cultures and the supreme good start... is one better then the other?

Khara - posted on 01/15/2009

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it made by nestle/ gerber. i never heard of cow and gate. i will have to look it up.. :) thanks

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