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September 18th, 2006, 07:17 AM
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Okay so as most of you know I plan on FFing our daughter. I've read in several of my pregnancy magazines that you usually use the brand that they use on your baby at the hospital. So my question is, I have no idea what brand that is so should I just buy the brand that I want to use or wait and get it after she's born?

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September 18th, 2006, 08:45 AM
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Well, here's my advice: Screw what they tell u about feeding them the same stuff as in the hospital!! lol We read the same thing, and then when we had her, they were giving her Enfamil (spelling?)but we had already gotten some Good Start...So in a panick I asked the nurse if I HAD to keep her on the Enfamil and if yes, why didn't they ask me first about the formula brand!!!! She said not to worry, I can feed Fiona whichever I want at home and it won't hurt her a bit!!!
The other thing that really sucks about them telling you this, is that usually hospitals use the more expensive brands...so if this were ACTUALLY true, you'd be stuck buying 30$ formula vs. 20$ formula! And trust me, saving that 10$ goes a long way when you have a baby!!!! lol
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September 18th, 2006, 08:57 AM
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Thanks, Brigitte! I was thinking along the same lines as you. I wanted to make sure to put her on the formula that is best suited for her and if the hospitals just give one particular kind to all babies that doesn't really help lol.
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September 18th, 2006, 11:33 AM
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Sorry... butting in.

The best advice I ever got was from our pediatrician... he said that all formula companies are so highly regulated that the best thing you can do is buy generic. We buy Parent's Choice from walmart ($11 for the huge can). It's almost identical in texture to similac, and it comes in all the major varieties... organic, lactose free, gentle, etc. Formula is so expensive anyway, and it's because the major companies (enfamil and similac) spend millions of dollars marketing it to women who have no clue what they're doing. It's their first baby, they're frustrated with breastfeeding, they're getting all these "gifts" (like travel bags) from the hospital... why not go with that brand? The truth is, you can crunch the numbers and see that all those freebies are costing them next to nothing when compared to the formula "converts" they win over. Go with whatever your baby tolerates the best, and if that type happens to come in a generic form, try it as well. Chances are, it's going to work just fine!
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September 18th, 2006, 02:22 PM
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Hun, you can use whatever formula you want, but I'm telling you, don't use Similac. It SUCKS. Nestle Goodstart is really good, and Joshua took to it really well, until we realized he had reflux, and then we switched to Enfamil AR.

You use what works best for them.
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September 20th, 2006, 03:53 PM
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Sorry... butting in.

The best advice I ever got was from our pediatrician... he said that all formula companies are so highly regulated that the best thing you can do is buy generic. We buy Parent's Choice from walmart ($11 for the huge can). It's almost identical in texture to similac, and it comes in all the major varieties... organic, lactose free, gentle, etc. Formula is so expensive anyway, and it's because the major companies (enfamil and similac) spend millions of dollars marketing it to women who have no clue what they're doing. It's their first baby, they're frustrated with breastfeeding, they're getting all these "gifts" (like travel bags) from the hospital... why not go with that brand? The truth is, you can crunch the numbers and see that all those freebies are costing them next to nothing when compared to the formula "converts" they win over. Go with whatever your baby tolerates the best, and if that type happens to come in a generic form, try it as well. Chances are, it's going to work just fine! [/b]
I agree... I'm breast feeding my just today I got two 12 oz canisters of Enfamil in the mail for free. I'm sure at some point I'll be switching over to formula so they're good to have now....
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September 21st, 2006, 01:04 AM
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Breastfeed! It's cheaper than any kind of formula you can buy! Just playing... do whatever you feel is best for you and your baby... I'm no help. hehe
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