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Expecting #2 in February, and planning to FF exclusively. Curious what everyone has used/recommends as a formula to try first with a newborn. Lost here, because DD#1 was (sirt of) BF for a few weeks had tons of feeding issues, allergies, reflux, we FF since about week 2 or 3 but went through a zillion formulas. I don't even remember what we had tried first. She ended up on Nutramigen...*sigh*. REALLY hoping this baby can tolerate a less expensive formula!!! LOL.
I replied with something similar in your intro thread, but I will put it here too
I would find out what formula the hospital provides. That way you won't have to switch baby once you get home. Hospitals usually provide the basic iron fortified formula by whatever brand WIC provides - that way, moms who are on WIC can be consistent with formula for their baby. It is most likely Enfamil Lipil, Similac Advanced Early Shield, or Nestle Good Start. Find out what your hospital provides and go from there.
Don't buy to much, so you get stuck with it if you can't use it If you can stick with the basic formula and baby tolerates it fine, then great! If you have to switch to something, like a gentle or hypoallergenic formula, then you aren't stuck with a bunch of formula you can't use.
bella was on the enfamil premium lipil. i liked it but our wic here doesnt carry it, i guess since its new(er), dunno. I put Bella on gentlease tho since she does have some gas issues. My son was a reflux baby and was on nestle goodstart!
Nicole has been best on Good Start either the orange or green cans. They are almost the same but one has something else added to it. We had her on Enfamil and she would get super gassy and constipated but we switched to Good Start and she has been fine.