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I am having a hard time deciding what formula to choose since I will not be breastfeeding. I am checking reviews online and driving myself crazy since their are so many to choose from. My baby shower is coming up in a week and I am making a list of all the things I need and I have no idea what formula to pick. Anyone have any good recommendations? Thanks
The only kind I ever use is Enfalac with Iron, the liquid stuff you mix with water, it's a little more expensive I believe but I find it easier and my baby's digested it easily.I just looked it up online and they changed the name to Enfamil.
I used Parent's Choice...inexpensive. My advice would be not to get too much in advance because sometimes one doesn't work and you have to switch. I would say start with the least expensive and hope it works.
Sign up with the formula companies and they will send you free samples before the baby comes. Somehow Enfamil found out I was pregnant (I didn't even sign up with them) and they sent me 2 big cans of formula. That way you can see what the baby tolerates before spending any money. I think if I were formula feeding I would probably try to stick with whatever they start the baby on in the hospital. They should give you free samples when you leave, too.
We used Enfamil (I supplemented while pumping) because that is what they gave us at the hospital. My son had horrible gas/reflux and I must have tried every kind of formula out there. I finally went with Enfamil AR (for acid reflux). It is very thick and hard to mix from powder, so I bought it in liquid form (more expensive). It was like I had a new baby overnight, tht is how well it worked.
I used Parent's Choice...inexpensive. My advice would be not to get too much in advance because sometimes one doesn't work and you have to switch. I would say start with the least expensive and hope it works.[/b]
I would not buy any formula until the baby arrives. With my 2nd one, the day she was born, she changed formulas at the hospital twice. Each baby is different and will not be able to tolerate certain brands... sign up online for free samples from the 3 major brands.
after I found out my baby was on soy formula last time, I bought the walmart brand. All formula has the same guidelines so using the store brand is perfectly fine
stay at home, homeschooling momma to Jacob(12), Alisha(10), Andrew (5)
I agree with the others. DD was on Enfamil for preemies as a weight gainer and that caused severe digestive problems for her. We then were told to try Similac with Iron and it worked perfect for the remainder of her bottle feeding days. We're waiting to see what this baby tolerates and didn't put it on the registry.
Bella Caroline September 19, 2005