Does anyone have any suggestions as to which formula works best with breast milk?

Amy America - posted on 09/07/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )

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Does anyone have some advice on which formula is best to mix with breast milk. I am breastfeeding, however, due to stress (due to relationship/family problems), I have had to mix some formula with breast milk. I am currently using Good Start, but it is iron fortified and I was told by my nurse to change it because my baby is having some issues with too much iron. Talal refuses to take formula on its own or too much formula with the breast milk, the most formula I can mix in order to get him to drink it is 40%. Would appreciate any advice you may have and thank you in advance!

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Paula - posted on 09/11/2012

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well firstly I can relate to your situation. I too are breastfeeding and have been for 11 weeks. Last couple of nights I have introduced a bottle of formula at 7pm. I use karicare stage 1. My baby is gasy and has lots of burps on breastfeeding as she guzzles and eats every 2 hours. With the formula I havent had a problem so far. She still needs a breast feed again at around 9pm but it is better than having her cry and fuss because she is hungry all evening and I get stressed out at that time trying to get the rest of the family fed and sorted. So one bottle just lets me get that break and she is much happier during that evening period. I may swith to Hienz but at the moment the Karicare is working.

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