i'm thinking about putting my 5month old boy non formula but am unsure on which one is best


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Tanya - posted on 05/09/2010




Ask you pediatrician what is recommended. Mine reccomends Enfamil, so we have used it every since without any problems. She doesn't get much since it is only a supplement to breastmilk, but if an issue comes up, I will call the pediatrician again to see other options are available.

Kayla - posted on 05/07/2010




I used the orange can of similac with my son but with my daughter I used similac advance and simliac has done great for both of mine.

Jaime - posted on 05/07/2010




S26 and Karicare are available here in Australia (just saying for those that haven't heard of those brands.

Samantha, it's all trial and error with formulas ... you never know which one will be best for your baby. I had my baby on S26 Gold ... resulting in bad constipation. So I changed to Karicare Gold and that was fine. Now I have changed him again to Nestle Nan Pro and he is doing well on that one. I bought the Nan HA Gold the other day, as Coles was out of the Pro and OMG it makes him vomit!

The reason I changed to Nan is that I'm going to the USA in 2 weeks for 2 months and they don't have Karicare over there.

Good luck with it all, I hope you can find one to suit without wasting too much money.

Belinda - posted on 05/07/2010




Different formulas are better for different babies its all trial and error what works for one wont work for another. A good thing to know when choosing what formula you want to try is that there are two main types... Soy Milk Proteing and Cow Milk Protein. Under the Cow Milk Protein umbrella fall two more types of formula, whey base and cacien base. It is reccomended if your baby is under 6 weeks old you start on Cows milk Protein Whey base formula if it works stick with it. If your baby is very hungy move onto Cow milk protein cacien base after 6 weeks please note that these formulas can cause constipation though hence why its reccomended for after 6 weeks. If your baby is having alot of spilling issues or seems to have an allergy i would reccomend going to see your dr for reccomendations on what is the next best option for you be it soy, lactose free, goats milk etc. The type of formula it is is written on the back of the tin under ingreedients it will say either whey or cacien. Hope this helps :)

Melanie - posted on 05/06/2010




I'm using Emfamil lower iron. The one with regular iron hurt his tummy. We've had no problems since switching to formula. He spits up a little bit more, but besides that everything is good.

Erica - posted on 05/06/2010




I have not heard of most of those brands. For me it was a matter of trial and error. We tried 4 different formulas before we found one that worked best. Every baby is different. Most are made with similar ingredients if you compare labels. I know one mom whose baby could eat any formula without problem, so she bought whatever was on sale - lucky!! We use enfamil gentlease with our little one - it's the only one that did not constipate. Good luck!!

Sarah - posted on 05/06/2010




I think you just need to try what is best for your baby....My baby is 5 months and i still am breastfeeding and supplementing him with s26 gold and he enjoys it but as i say your baby will tell you

Candice - posted on 05/05/2010




I've used NAN for my son and it worked wonders. S26 constipated him like crazy, as well as Karicare. My hospital only recommended NAN. I don't know why I didn't try it first as we find it the best for our son. He has NAN HA GOLD 1 - I will be changing him to the NAN PRO GOLD next can as he seems to be getting hungry lots on the HA (easy to digest formula) whereas the PRO GOLD has 70:30 ratio of whey to casein compared to the HA which is 100% whey.

Valerie - posted on 05/05/2010




I haven't heard about those brands of formula before, but my son uses Similac, which has been working great.

Mal - posted on 05/05/2010




s26: has the reputation of making babies constipated..

Nan Ha: is recommended for babies who are likely to have allergies: eg their parents are allergic to a number of things

Karicare is recommended by hospitals.

My daughter refused to drink any formula other than Karicare so they know what they like and will let you know.

Hope that helps

Amanda - posted on 05/05/2010




I am breastfeeding, but with my previous two babies, I did use s26 gold from time to time, or Karicare is the one the hospital here uses.

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