Target Brand Formula VS. Enfamil

Shelby - posted on 09/09/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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I'm thinking about switching my baby from Enfamil Gentlease to Target brand gentlease, but I'm feeling guilty thinking it may not be as good. I don't want her to be less smart or not develop the eway she should if I use a non name brand. Does anyone have thoughts on this?

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Shara - posted on 04/12/2012

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It's really all the same... I switched from Enfamil to Target brand and she's been on it for 6 months now with no issues:)

Jane - posted on 04/17/2012

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My daughter would only take Enfamil down, I am not sure why. My son on the other hand did not care for any and wanted food from the blender as soon as he was able.



I would try one time and see if it works.

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Jessica - posted on 12/28/2013

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I'm breast feeding and using formula my daughter hated the target brand she would spit it out and make faces so I switched back it's worth the $ I'll find others ways to save but when it comes to formula and diapers I'll gladly pay for the brand names I've learned my lesson with the cheap stuff

Erica - posted on 09/14/2009

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I breast-fed my daughter for 3 months then went to formula. I bought the walmart generic, and everything was the same as emfamil. Only a lot cheaper. They have the dha inhanced stuff too. I always mixed with emfamil samples that i got and that way i could switch back and forth. I had a problem with my walmart running out of the store brand. Good luck!

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Totally forgot to mention; ALL baby formulas are regulated by the FDA, so OBVIOUSLY they can'tput just whatever in it! Save the cash! Go generic!

Beth - posted on 09/12/2009

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I used the Target version of Similac with my 1st -- he developed/ is developing wonderfully. Multiple pediatricians I spoke with recommended the store brand. I don't know about the Enfamil version, but compare the nutrition facts on the can & should be fine.

Nikki - posted on 09/12/2009

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I bought the walmart brand of infamil because for a huge container it was $11 if I remember correctly. If you read the lable on the back its the same thing... but cheaper ;) When you open the can though it doesnt look the same but it still has all the same key ingredients. Dont feel bad, in these times you gotta do what you gotta do.

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Quoting Lisa:

My daughter was on Enfamil and my son now is on Target brand. -- The difference in formula, which is listed on the can, is 1 gram of water per 5 ounces of formula. -- Every other one, is the same!!! And the measly 1 gram of water, will probably help them poop better. 25.99/can or 11.89/can..... Now I wish I could find the same quality diaper for less than Pampers! ERGH. All you can do is try. See if she has a reaction over 4-5 days, and decide for yourself. Target is not picky on there return policy, you might be able to return it if it doesn't work. Good Luck!






Thanks, I appreciate the advice. Did your son start on Target brand from the beginning? I'm having a hard time b/c I breastfed my first for 8 months, and my second for only 3 months. Now I'm already feeling guilty for not breastfeeding. Everyone is so caught up with name brands. I read that Target brand formula is actuall enfamil with a target label, does anyone know if that is true?





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He actually got a combination of Enfamil and Target brand. The ONLY reason I did the Enfamil again was that I had and still have a bunch of samples and our pediatrician hands them out like they're going out of style, so I take them. (We have his 4 mo. check up on Fri. and I'll be going with open arms) - But, yes he has been on it since birth and he is 4 months and 4 days today. - I TOTALLY understand about the breastfeeding thing. I nursed my daughter day and night. Well, now, my daughter keeps me running all day so it makes it very difficult to get comfie BF, which in turn, I am thinking I will not go as long. BUT, you shouldn't feel guilty. Baby will be fine. There are a lot worse things that you could do than not BF, so don't feel guilty! The fact you have nursed this long is good. Some don't ever get to do it, so anything you have done, is an advantage to your little one!!! =) -- Now, as far as Enfamil in Target cans, I highly doubt and it looks different and reacts differently. It bubbles just as much, but it decinegrates much faster. I don't think my son has as much difficulty burping with the target as my daughter did with Enfamil. Just my experience, but who knows. Good Luck with whatever you decide!!!

Shelby - posted on 09/09/2009

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Quoting Lisa:

My daughter was on Enfamil and my son now is on Target brand. -- The difference in formula, which is listed on the can, is 1 gram of water per 5 ounces of formula. -- Every other one, is the same!!! And the measly 1 gram of water, will probably help them poop better. 25.99/can or 11.89/can..... Now I wish I could find the same quality diaper for less than Pampers! ERGH. All you can do is try. See if she has a reaction over 4-5 days, and decide for yourself. Target is not picky on there return policy, you might be able to return it if it doesn't work. Good Luck!



Thanks, I appreciate the advice. Did your son start on Target brand from the beginning? I'm having a hard time b/c I breastfed my first for 8 months, and my second for only 3 months. Now I'm already feeling guilty for not breastfeeding. Everyone is so caught up with name brands. I read that Target brand formula is actuall enfamil with a target label, does anyone know if that is true?

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My daughter was on Enfamil and my son now is on Target brand. -- The difference in formula, which is listed on the can, is 1 gram of water per 5 ounces of formula. -- Every other one, is the same!!! And the measly 1 gram of water, will probably help them poop better. 25.99/can or 11.89/can..... Now I wish I could find the same quality diaper for less than Pampers! ERGH. All you can do is try. See if she has a reaction over 4-5 days, and decide for yourself. Target is not picky on there return policy, you might be able to return it if it doesn't work. Good Luck!

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