Catherine - posted on 12/15/2009
i think they are all about the same - although not all formula is vegetarian,,,i would invest in a good bottle and recommend dr browns. you don't get the bubbles in the milk and as a breast and bottle feeder believe it's the closest to breast feeding
Deanna - posted on 12/09/2009
Hi I've got my daughter on S26 stage one. She is 7mths old and she is so settled its wonderful. I spoke to a pharmacist when she wouldn't accept stage 2 he told me that stage 1 is the closest to breast milk and mothers don't change that so keeping her on stage one for first 12mths will be similar to breastfeeding. I've started experimenting on foods once a day as well my email is firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to talk. I only get to visit this site every now and then
Ami - posted on 12/08/2009
We use Nestle's Good Start Gentle Plus (powdered mix). We think it smells the best (as far as formula goes), and our daughter rarely spits up and has never been constipated with it. Sometimes they have good deals on this at Babies R Us. Especially the 30oz canisters. These give you 20% than the regular big size, and it's slightly cheaper.
We tried the premixed Enfamil and Similac just because we had some on hand in case of emergencies. Not only did they smell horrible, but our daughter would spit up a lot. Of course, like everyone else mentioned, every baby is different! If your baby does well on the less expensive brands, than I say go for it! For instance, Costco's Kirkland brand is sold in two-packs at only $19-$20!!!
Lacey - posted on 12/07/2009
When I started feeding my son Formula, I was buying what I thought was the best kind, because it was expensive and name brand. But then I asked a pharmacist if there was any difference between, lets say, Similac and Presidents choice, and he said no. A long as you get the Omega 3 enriched formula. Thats all that really matters. To tell you the truth, the Presidents Choice brand is excellent, even Kirkland from Costco. They mix great and come with Omega 3.
Gina - posted on 12/04/2009
I was using similac advance but then noticed that target has their own brand similar with the same ingredients... my son had no problem with the transition, does well on it, and it's $10 cheaper!! the formula around here is about $12 per can.
Ashleigh - posted on 12/01/2009
I agree that you should just use whatever your baby's happiest with. My daughter got really constipated on any regular, full lactose formula so we had to switch to sensetive. Nestle Good Start Gentle was great but apparently the way it breaks iron down can cause baby's stool to have a grey-blue tinge which freaked me out (it's harmless) so I switched to Similac Sensetive which works great!
Heidi - posted on 11/25/2009
If your Ped Dr isn't telling you to use a specific brand I would say go with which ever one is cheapest and that your baby does the best on. When I thought the formula was causing my lil guy to spit up I tried a few different brands and types. I found out that he didn't do good on the Parent's Choice brand, it made him REALLY constipated. I finally realized that I was just giving him too much at a time and went back to his original formula, Similac Sensative.
Lisa - posted on 11/18/2009
we use multiple brands...the change does not disturb our little one's tummy, so we go with coupons!! i find that Nestle Goodstarts is the most palatible (yes, i've tried them all!!) and dissolves the best. We also use Emphamil, Similac and BJs store brand. All have DHA and the full gamit of vitamins and minerals, so health-wise they are similar.
Laura - posted on 11/18/2009
I think it depends on what your baby needs more of. our doctors have us use Neosure, it's designed for preemies and has extra iron. If i could choose i would try one for less gas, i think most formulas cause a lot of gas. there is no perfect answer!! good luck :)
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