Which is a better formula? Similac or Enfamil?

Ms_diana_santiago - posted on 07/17/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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I am trying to breastfeed but having a problem with milk supply, so I am also giving Similac Advance with Iron, my daughter has this constant pushing, I think the formula is doing this to m baby. Any opinions?

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Diana, what makes you think your supply is low? The best way to tell if your baby is getting plenty of milk is to count nappies - if she's having 6 - 8 wet nappies a day she's getting plenty.

The best way to increase your supply is to feed as often as baby wants - it's a supply/demand system - the more the baby demands feeding, the more your supply will increase.

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Elizabeth - posted on 07/13/2012

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I didn't use either. The carnation formula is what I used. I had a preemie and it was easier on her digestion when my own supply dried up after prolonged time in NICU.

Emily - posted on 07/17/2010

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Another way to help with low supply is to pump after every nursing. General recommendations I have seen are to pump for 10 minutes after every time you nurse. You can also pump on one side while nursing on the other - this helps some women whose bodies don't "like" the pump.

Andrea - posted on 07/17/2010

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I'm guessing your baby is young? The extra iron is probably not good - but in general babies don't digest formula very well, and often don't even like it. The only way to INCREASE your milk supply is to nurse more frequently - every time you give your baby a bottle, and not your breast it tells your body that your baby doesn't need milk at that time, and it will produce less - so nurse even if you think there is nothing there - because it is there :) In 48 hours you will start seeing a difference. Make sure you relax and drink lots of water - but nurse every 1-2 hours if you think you are really low.

What makes you think you have low supply?

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