whats brand of formula is the best
Nadine - posted on 03/03/2010
Doctors say all formula is the same. I've given my son similac, enfimal, and the generic target brand and it was all the same to him. The nutritional value is same. They are all regulated in the US. The generic brands are just as good as the name brands, the only difference is the price and that goes the same for target Up & Up diapers.
Amber - posted on 02/28/2010
you have the choice of with or without iron, or milk/soy based, which depends on what your baby can handle. As far as brand... my ped said the main name brand (similac and Enfamil) use to be the best but these days they are all basically the same. It's true, if you compare labels off brands are EXACTLY the same but usually about half the price. babiesrus brand is a great deal, but target and walmart have their own as well.
Nikki - posted on 02/28/2010
If you check the ingredients, vitamins and minerals on the back of the tin all formulas are basically the same, there are lots of different formulas for babies with allergies, reflux, etc which have different ingredients but the basic ones are the same. My doctor said that all the new formulas with fish oils and stuff are great in theory but once the tin is open the benefits expire within a day or two. I tried every formula on the market as my baby was so fussy, she loves Nestle nan gold.
Chantelle - posted on 02/28/2010
Goodstart natural cultures, It's the ONLY infant formula enhanced with B. lactis – a probiotic that contributes to healthy digestive tract flora, Good start Natural cultures are part of what gives breast milk its naturally protective qualities. And of the natural cultures found in breastfed babies, one is by far the most prevalent – Bifidobacteria.
It's the first and only Infant formula to contain it.
Delia - posted on 02/27/2010
Enfamil is the best! I tried Good Start, and Similac before and Enfamil works the best. Similac made my son fussy and his poo smell pretty bad, Good Start was good, but Enfamil offers more Varity, and I was able to change it up as he got older, and had different needs. For example when my son started to need something thicker to keep him from waking at night, when only cereal was introduced in the mornings, I gave him the Nighttime formula from Enfamil.
Although, you might just want to try some different brands out for yourself and see what suits you baby best.
C - posted on 02/27/2010
Unless your child has allergies or dietary issues, any formula manufactured for the U.S. is regulated and should be fine. It is normally recomended that you try to stick with the same brand, but not required either. My oldest never got a good start nursing (early, extreme jaunice...) and when she went onto formula she had a little of everything and did fine. We knew someone whose child had allergies and they kept buying cases of formula and having to switch. Yeah for me! My next three only had occasional formula (they breastfed) and I usually has Kirkland brand from Costco or WalMart's storebrand. Nowadays, you can even compare most brand's ingredient labels on their company websites.
Liz - posted on 02/27/2010
i nursed mostly the first frew months but when we introduced formula,we tried similac, regular, organic, soy- my son had terrible gas - and super fussy, same w/ enfamil. the best for us is nestle (now gerber) good start formulas :).
Rachelle - posted on 02/26/2010
i have 2 kids and they liked nestle good start going off the breast (i think its the sweetest ive tried) then when they were older i switched them to a generic brand 'cause of the expence. but all formulas are regulated by the government (in the US) so dont feel like you're not giving you child the right nutrition just because you pick a formula based on price.
Rachelle - posted on 02/26/2010
its really a personal choice and really depends on what nutrition your baby needs all formula has different amounts of vitamines
this is what my hospital told me alumentum is the best but no average person can afford it (its all synthedic so if your baby is lactose they can use this).. next best is good start with the omgas (omga is brain food) then similac and enfimil with the omgas in it (also for the moms who can't aford expensive formula walmarts parents choice is made by similac) for ease of use i love liquid vs powder mind you i buy the powder couse it is alot cheaper.
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