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June 19th, 2010, 01:15 PM
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How did you decide what formula to use?
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June 19th, 2010, 02:01 PM
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IMO enfimil and similac are awful and my doctor said the same thing even though WIC supplies it for free
she had such a bad reaction to both
and i loved nestle good start
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June 19th, 2010, 05:41 PM
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Our doctor said that they're all pretty much the same, so we went with the least expensive and biggest.
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We use Enfamil Gentlease... she was getting fussy on regular enfamil and I only had the gentle formula in the Enfamil brand from samples, so that is what we stuck with..I do not think Emfamil is awful at all...WIC provides Nestle Goodstart here for free because it is the cheapest one.
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.I do not think Emfamil is awful at all...WIC provides Nestle Goodstart here for free because it is the cheapest one.



also all the crap I have read ab nestle.....nope wont give it to my kids unless necessary (Collin got it bc we were broke and it is what wic provided)
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Its the most popular brand. Dumb reason I know but that also means its easy to get. Its not the cheapest but that doesn't bother me.
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Right now since I am only supplementing I use Parent's Choice or Similac and I have no problems with either one. I like Simlac Breana used and it was fine.
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The first formula i tried with Catie was Enfamil with LIPIL. It was just a sample i had gotten in the mail. I tried it on her for a week, but every time she drank it, it gave her terrible gas. She was so miserable screaming and crying from the pain. It took me about a week to realize it was the formula causing the pain and not something i was doing, since i was also breastfeeding.

I did some research online on 'gentle/sensative formulas'. I read parent reviews at several sites and decided to give good start gentle a shot. It helped that i also used good start formula with my daughter madisyn, who had no aversion to it.

We tried it, and no fussing, or gas. She did great so we stuck with it.

There was a week that we ran out of good start and i had a sample of parents choice gentle. I decided to give that to her, but she didn't react that well to it. It caused her some tummy pains like the enfamil LIPIL did.
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June 20th, 2010, 07:14 PM
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i mainly use similac advance.. but i also use parents choice and i just bought a container of up and up. they all seem to work fine for Damian.

on a side note has anyone used the similac (or off brand) of go and grow for babies over 9 months? i guess its supposed to be more like milk Im thinking of trying it out.. any opinions
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i mainly use similac advance.. but i also use parents choice and i just bought a container of up and up. they all seem to work fine for Damian.

on a side note has anyone used the similac (or off brand) of go and grow for babies over 9 months? i guess its supposed to be more like milk Im thinking of trying it out.. any opinions
While I've never used similac (obviously) the step 2 formula here (6 months +) just has more iron in it compared to the step 1 (from newborn). Its really a personal decision on trying it or not. Because extra iron can gum babies up quite bad we are still using Step 1 and will be until she's weaned.
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enfamil lipil, similac advanced and the target and walmart brands are all EXACTLY the same, well the ingredients. the powder is a bit different-enfamil is finer and similac is "clumpier"


I always preferred the enfamil lipil w the three kids but since we are some broke people right now we use the HUGE can of up and up


Every baby reacts differently to everything so whatever works, stick with it!
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June 21st, 2010, 07:59 AM
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I use Enfamil Premium Lipil because that's what they gave her at the hospital so we just stuck with it. Thank GOD I've never had any issues with it. One week we used the regular Lipil and she got super gassy so we went back to the premium lipil.

This stuff is EXPENSIVE!! I can't wait for regular milk time!!!
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I use Similac Advance.. I'm a name brand snob when it comes to formula.. I never go generic.. I know there's a slight difference..
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June 21st, 2010, 11:39 AM
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This stuff is EXPENSIVE!! I can't wait for regular milk time!!!
I'm counting down the days too.. We buy the big tubs of Similiac at Costco.. Have you looked into Costco? They carry huge containers of Enfamil as well.. I'm not to sure about the cost.. But Similac costs $28 a can..
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June 21st, 2010, 01:26 PM
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We have Sam's which is like Costco and I have gone there to get here milk but there isn't one near me so when I see one when I'm out and about, I STOP!
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