Which is better: Enfamil Nutramigen Or Similac Alimentum ?

Karima - posted on 11/16/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My one month baby is on Enfamil Newborn then Gentlease. I try to breastfeed him as much as I can but unfortunately I'm one of those moms with limited milk supplies (and yes I've tried everything you can imagine to increase it).

He is always gassy, has tummy pains, fussy (lots of crying) and recently spits up a lot. He was on Zantax but with no affect. The pediatrician recommended that I switch formula since I didn't want to give him any more medicine unless it was necessary. She gave me samples for the Similac Alimentum. Does anybody have experience with the Similac vs. the Enfamil Nutramigen? Which is better because the doctor told they are the same but each baby is different.

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Amy - posted on 11/17/2012

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My son is 9 weeks and also has severe tummy problems. Pediatrician says he is colicky and has issues with gas and reflux... I don't think they ever really know. He has gone through every formula imaginable. Alimentum was better than the other formulas out there, but Nutramigen AA worked with best. Nutramigen AA is an amino based hypoallergenic formula for babies with a protein allergy (Different than the Nutramigen sold in the stores). It is already broken down (like breast milk) so their tummies don't have to work so hard. Nutramigen AA is not sold in stores by me. I had to order it from Enfamil's website. My son is now on Neocate (which is the same thing-amino/acid based formula) because my insurance pays for it! :-) Most insurances will pay for Neocate if your pediatrician says that it is medically necessary (if they can't tolerate any other formula)

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Karima - posted on 11/17/2012

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Thanks Amy for sharing your experience. I will try the Alimentum first and see what happens next.

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