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January 23rd, 2010, 05:15 PM
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Has anyone tried both Similac and Enfamil? Is there any harm to switch between the two for your baby?
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January 24th, 2010, 10:26 AM
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I have. Enfamil and Similac are pretty different and switching between the two constantly could cause belly issues for your LO.
Both Kayla and Abby projectile vomitted Enfamil. Don't know what's in it but both Kayla and Abby HATED it!!
You can switch between certain name brands and generics, because they are the same. Like Similac sensitivity and Parents Choice sensitive are the same, I also hear Targets Up and UP sensitive is the same.
Enfamil Gentle and Parent's Choice Gentle are the same.
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January 24th, 2010, 10:36 AM
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ditto to what Paula said. Little tummies are sensitive to switching formulas. I am so upset at myself that I didn't know that in the beginning. I switched my poor son 3 times and it did a number on his tummy. I had assumed that the discomfort was from the formula. It was probably from all the switching. Ask your doctor how it should be done. My son is on Nutramigen which is by Enfamil. He's had no problems with it.
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January 24th, 2010, 10:49 AM
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Enfamil made Cohen really constipated so we used Similac.
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January 24th, 2010, 01:43 PM
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Hugo used both w/ no problems. We had tons of samples of both and we also got him generic brands, which looked more like Enfamil in the container. Never noticed any issues though
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January 24th, 2010, 06:04 PM
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I have. Enfamil and Similac are pretty different and switching between the two constantly could cause belly issues for your LO.
Both Kayla and Abby projectile vomitted Enfamil. Don't know what's in it but both Kayla and Abby HATED it!!
You can switch between certain name brands and generics, because they are the same. Like Similac sensitivity and Parents Choice sensitive are the same, I also hear Targets Up and UP sensitive is the same.
Enfamil Gentle and Parent's Choice Gentle are the same.
Ditto.

I use Target brands version of Enfamil Gentlease.
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January 24th, 2010, 06:24 PM
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never tried enfamil, but i really like similac. matter of fact, she is pooping as i type this.
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January 24th, 2010, 06:44 PM
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We use the Enfamil Gentlease ... will have to look into Targets version if it is the same and cheaper ... $25 a can is steep !
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January 26th, 2010, 06:04 PM
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I guess my son doesn't like Enfamil since he vomitted once. But I thought that was a coincidence. Is there a difference between Similac Ready to Use versus the powder form? I think the powder version has a metallic taste to it and my son seems to like the Ready to Use version more.
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