(Closed) Formula Recommendations?

posted 6 years ago in Parenting
Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I haven’t tried it myself but I know a couple of people who love making their own formula at home. They feel like they can really see/control what’s going into baby’s belly so it feels healthier and more organic. I don’t have any resources for you but I’m assuming you can google to find out more about it?

I know one of my co workers uses a recipe she found on the WestonAprice foundation website. Like I said, I have no experience with making these recipes myself but she absolutely loves it. 

Post # 19
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@stuckinwonderland:  I was raised on goats milk formula. I am sure there are plenty of places to find recipes. I breast-fed for 18 months so I never used formula with my child.

Post # 20
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@curlymama318:  This!  I LOVE Baby’s Only!

I use Baby’s Only for my 5 month old daughter. She has a milk allergy and couldn’t tolerate regular formula. We first put her on Enfamil’s Nutramigen (which was terrible) and then on Similac Alimentum, which worked well for her, but was $27 per can. Then, I read about GMO’s being in mostly all formulas and decided to change her formula again.  That is when I found Baby’s Only. It is a totally organic formula. It is affordable, smells nice and best of all, she tolerates it well. I never really saw how happy my daughter is until I put her on Baby’s Only LactoRelief. That formula seriously changed things for the better for us and for her.

Post # 21
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@daybyday:   I had to stop breastfeeding at 6 weeks. My daughter is 5 months now. I am trying to relactate and if you are interested in trying to breastfeed again, you would have a really good chance at being successful at it. There are a lot of resources on it. I just wanted to let you know about that because I feel that if I knew about the possibility of relactation, II would have tried it sooner!

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

@SpookyRooster:  It’s so nice to hear a first hand account from someone!  I’m so happy to hear that you LO is doing so well now!

Post # 23
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Thank you! I just want to tell all of the formula moms of the world about how awesome Baby’s Only is, haha!

Post # 24
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@stuckinwonderland:  It was a couple years ago now, but I think I remember using Nestle Good Start ready made formula (already mixed) in glass bottles. I actually EBF, but used these bottles for a couple days until my milk came in. All the nurses told us not to use formula and that my body was priducing enough for our son, but obviously it wasn’t for the first 3 days- poor little thing was starving and constantly crying. Finally Darling Husband cracked open the formula and our son drank it up then slept for 6 hours straight! The nurses also told us not to let him sleep that long lol. We were both quite annoyed that we were told not to use formula. It was luck that we had it in the house- I joined the Nestle program online (just entered my address and info) and a sample pack of 6 bottles along with a bunch of other baby stuff came in the mail- all free!! As a mom, you don’t have to justify anything to anybody- we all try to do our best and that’s all that matters.

Post # 25
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I know you already have your baby, but I just wanted to say that just like bottles picking the best formula for your baby can be trial and error. We started out on similac newborn and did fine, dr gave us 3 huge cans of enfimil and we did fine, by the end of the 3rd can (he was a month old) he started spitting up bad. Dr gave us a can of enfimil spitup, it’s working ok. After this can we’re going to try a few others. Whichever you pick make sure you sign up online for coupons and mailers. My boy is 7 weeks old and we’ve gotten about 7 different packages in the mail with free full size formulas to try. 🙂

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