Formula

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Can someone recommend a good brand of Formula? I am wanting to start Caiitlin on a bottle of Formula before bed to help her sleep through.

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Katie - posted on 02/03/2010

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Instead of formula you could try rice cereal before bed. That's what I've done with all three of mine. Some people suggest putting that in a bottle, but yours is probably old enough to eat it off the spoon. Reid was born Oct 5 and has been eating cereal for over a week already (and it worked to get him sleeping from 9:30-6:30). If your baby can swallow it off the spoon (instead of push it back out of her mouth) she's good to go. The box has instructions for the first cereal feeding and you can gradually thicken it after that.

Chantal - posted on 02/02/2010

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Don't expect formula to be the magical sleeping through cure. Doesn't work for all babies.

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Niki - posted on 02/06/2010

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Formula that works for one baby, won't always work on another. My little guy is on good start with the omegas. But my friends baby couldn't have it because it upset her tummy. Try different one an you'll know if it's not good for them. They'll get diaherra, constipated or they may even smell sour.

Nicole - posted on 02/05/2010

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My son's pediatrician never suggested mixing my breast milk with formula, that sounds silly. Since my breast milk tasted like practically nothing to me >.>!!! My son, 4 months now, was fine, you can do 2oz at a time, plus, if your baby is unable to breast feed as soon as possible when he/she is born. I had formula that was given to me with an artificial breast feeding system. A little tube goes on the end of the mini bottle and you would attatch it upside down on your clothing, and the end of the tube would go with your pinky or index finger into the newborn's mouth. Worked great and my honey did well with formula. But, yes, don't switch back and forth with formula, could make your child vomit a bit more than usual, plus you should ALWAYS consult your Pediatrician before asking on Circle of Mom's. :0P

Jennifer - posted on 02/05/2010

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Don't just start a bottle of formula if she's never had it before...it's harder on the digestive system, you have to try a little mixed with breast milk and see if there are any reactions, but in the end it probably won't help her sleep through any better....

Nicole - posted on 02/05/2010

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I use Similac Sensitive R.S, for spit up, its milk-based & lactose free. Enfamil A.R. is the same. Any for spit up, even if it has rice to thicken in their tummies, it does the same as enfamil night time formula. My son at 3 months started sleepin up to 6 hours now its 8-9hours. =] The biggest oz. your baby is able to digest comfortably after his/her bath is great, then to bed very soon! The formula thickens with the stomach acid and digests slower. So, more sleep for you both and its safe from 0-12months =] I found similac to be cheaper at certain stores than enfamil, strange isnt it? GL =]

Sasha - posted on 02/05/2010

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Hi Danielle
I would recommend Nestle Good Start B Cultures its great but always check with your
doctor first because like the other moms said it really depends on the baby goodluck:))

Gursharn - posted on 02/04/2010

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aptamil is a good one, i give it to my little one and hes doiing great on it

Michelle - posted on 02/04/2010

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We feed my daughter the Target Up and Up Formula with partially broken down whey protein. She seems to do good on that.

Lindsey - posted on 02/04/2010

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hello i think it depends on what your baby likes my lill girl went thru three different brands first we tryed aptamil tht made her sick then we tryed sma gold bless her tht made her poo very hard n had tummy ache all time well now we on cow n gate first and she is alot happyer.. if you dont want to go by lots of different powders in the big boxes you can by thm in lill cartons to see how she goes.. i think it also depends on your babys size n weight n how old she is cose my baby girl was prem n weighed 4.10llb n is 14wks and is still tiny baba n only weighs 10.9llb so if she a good weight i recomend cow n gate second stage .....hope this helps ....

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Hi all, thanks for your comments and suggestions. Caitie will be starting solids in a couple of weeks so I will try the rice ceral suggestion and watch out for problems which may occur. Danielle.

Kassie - posted on 02/03/2010

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My sons on Good Start Comfort Plus.... It's the brand that wic gives you as well so its trusted by alot of people.

Jennifer - posted on 02/03/2010

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My daughter is on Enfamil Gentelease....but we are switching her to the Enfamil Premium as we speak. She does great on them! We tried Similac but she always spit up.

Susan - posted on 02/03/2010

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We use Similac Sensitive liquid formula--it helps cut down on the gas. But we also use Mylicon before every feeding too.

Amber - posted on 02/03/2010

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Our daughter liked Nestle Good Start. It made her less gassy than Enfamil. Not as many stores carry it though. I haven't seen it at the Walmart in my town.

Jennifer - posted on 02/02/2010

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My daughter is on Good Start however I am thinking of switching her to a lower iron formula because I find she is getting constipated very often. Similac Regular is low iron and Enfamil also makes a low iron formula.

Melanie - posted on 02/02/2010

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i use the s26ar for reflux and its been really good!! not to expensive either! ive also heard from friends that heinz is a good brand too and its usually just under $20

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My daughter is on Enfamil A+ (the liquid not powder). She has been on it since she was 2 weeks and loves it. I have tried to switch over to powder because it is less expensive but it's VERY foamy and she doesn't like it.

Jess - posted on 02/02/2010

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depends on were u are. I use SMA with pink lid and white container with baby on it . This formular is the best 1 to use because it fills the babies stomaches up really well and it is recomened from the peatricians .

Valerie - posted on 01/31/2010

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It depends on how sensitive your kiddo's tummy is. We just use the walmart brand Parents Choice because it is significantly less expensive. We've used Nestle Good Start, similac, and a few others. Our kiddos seem to react the same way to all of them. :P With any of them it takes a week or 2 to get used to it so your kiddo will be gassy for a bit until their system adjusts. Good luck!

Fiona - posted on 01/31/2010

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Depends on where in the world you are. I'm in Australia and my son is on Karicare reflux formula. It works for us. :)

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