My newborn is 5 days old; I'm wondering if it is alright to feed him different types of formula--Similac and Enfamil (and also breastfeeding). I really need to know because sometimes I just don't have enough time to use my manual pump to produce enough milk for multiple feedings. Is there any proof that more than one formula can cause problems for baby?

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User - posted on 10/09/2013

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if you can full time breast feed that is best. I had such a struggle with it, as I didnt produce enough and had to supplement for 2 1/2 months until i decided to switch to just formula, I tried until I couldnt anymore. I hope you dont have that issue but if you can make time, find a way, it is the best to breast feed and to also go one way or the other. It was stressful for me to do both, and I dont want that for anyone, especially having a newborn is supposed to be joyous. Do what you think is best for you and the baby though, From a mother of one to another mother hope my little story can reduce any stress for you. Pumping is time consuming and especially at first it seems like all you do is pump then feed and dont have time for anything, but it does get easier for most, just hang in there.

As for using multiple types of formula, you need to stick with one type. Babies belly's are so sensitive and just using on type of formula will be easier on them. If any belly issues do arise you will also know what formula is bothering them. I know with mine I had to try like 3 different types until I found the right match for him. Trying things one at a time also can make it easier to catch allergies, that also for when he starts eating food.


Congratulations on a healthy baby boy! They are truly a blessing, enjoy every moment, they grow so fast. God Bless and hope the best!

Stephanie - posted on 10/06/2013

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Start with one kind of formula and do not switch unless he has an allergic reaction or something similar. It is not good to switch formulas, especially for a newborn. Try to breastfeed as much as possible. Don't worry about pumping, just feed him from your boobs, it will be better that way.

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