which formula to choose from?

Maggie - posted on 03/26/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Which formula is best to use? I may need to add formula to my daughter's diet since I don't seem to be getting as much breastmilk as I used to have. I am having a hard time deciding which formula to go with.....pls help!

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Ania - posted on 03/26/2012

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I would look for something that doea not contain high fructose corn syrup and overall as little sugar as possible, something organic and try the taste...I tried to use Earth's best for when I was in school, but that was only twice a week and one feeding, but my son never wanted a bottle. When I pumped and gave him bottle at 3 months old he would drink 2 oz at a time and I would waste a lot of milk because I would usually freeze them in 4oz a bag...I didn't know that babies don't need that much

Celeste - posted on 03/26/2012

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5 oz is an amazing amount! Average output is 1/2 to 2 oz. How big are the bottles? Be careful not to give too much milk

http://kellymom.com/bf/pumpingmoms/pumpi...



Having said that, if you still feel you need to supplement with formula, there isn't a "best" formula because it depends on the baby. I did end up using formula with my first daughter during the day and nursed while at home.

Maggie - posted on 03/26/2012

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Well, I pump at work and usually I get enough for the next day, but today I pumped and only got 5 oz, which means i dont have enough for tomorrow. I do breastfeed her while I am home.

Celeste - posted on 03/26/2012

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Ok, before you go to formula, we need to determine if you really need to use it.. What's going on? How are you determining that your baby isn't getting enough?

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