Formula Recommendations?

posted 3 years ago in Parenting
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@stuckinwonderland:  My sister uses Neocate. It’s soy and dairy free because my niece is really sensitive to dairy and soy (colic). A lot of babies are, so its recommended to do soy and diary free. The other one I think is Elecare….

Disclaimer is I only babysit, I’m not a mama yet, but I hear good things about Neocate!

Post # 5
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527 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

when I quit producing milk at 4 months, it was quick, like in a day, so I had no choice except to run to Target and I got Enfamil infant. Haven’t had any problems. 

Post # 6
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844 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I’ve heard very good things about Baby’s Only Organic Toddler Formula.  Even though it says toddler formula, you can use it for babies.  It explains all about it on their website.  It’s what we plan to use if BF doesn’t go too well with the next kiddo.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper

If you’re down to make your own, check our Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon. 

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

We used Similac Sensitive never really had a problem with it. We tried others he wouldnt drink the others. 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2006

Gerber Good Start Gentle. It has just a bit less iron and isn’t oil based like Enfamil. It agrees with my little guy! 

FWIW, I quit BFing at five weeks when it started getting hard and really regret not sticking it out now that life has calmed down and things are easier (he’s 10 weeks now).

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Homemade from goats milk would be my recommendation. Just about all formulas have GMOs in them now.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2006

@stuckinwonderland:  I’m really sorry to hear that! Not trying to make a thing of it at all. My son is doing GREAT on formula and I love that my husband and the grandparents can bond with him that way too. We are also using the infant gas relief drops from Target (under $4 for 100 doses) and that helped with the transition to formula too. I dunno. Maybe my kid just has more trouble passing gas than most but when we went from Enfamil to Gerber and started the drops, it’s like we got a totally different baby. Like, oh, hey, there are times when he can be awake and not miserable. Isn’t this nice!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2006

@stuckinwonderland:  You do not, at all. I think all moms feel that way about a lot of choices we make. It’s no one’s business. One of the main reasons I quit was that I had a REALLY bad recovery from a vaginal delivery (I made a post about it) and it was physically so hard for me to do ANYTHING, even sit in my nursing chair. So if/when someone asks me why I quit, I COULD tell them, “Well, I pretty much ripped my ass in half and couldn’t sit for eight weeks sooooooooo . . . you try nursing a baby when you feel like shit” but I don’t need to make excuses. No one has a right to know anything.

GOOD LUCK with everything on Monday! So much happiness is waiting for you on the other side. 🙂

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