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Old Aug 1st, 2017, 11:39 AM   1
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Cow&Gate vs Aptamil?


I'm planning on bottle feeding my little girl - personal choice I simply don't think breastfeeding is for me.

I can't decide between which seems to be the better formula to go for, cow&gate or Aptamil.

I've heard it's actually made in the same factory with the same ingredients, only difference is Aptamil is more heavily marketed so the reason it's more expensive is to cover this?

The ingredients does seem pretty much the same, I can't see why the Aptamil is an extra £1.50 each time? Obviously which ever is better is what she will be getting for now I'm leaning towards cow&gate



 
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Old Aug 1st, 2017, 12:57 PM   2
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my last was fed cow and gate and will do again with this one. My nephew had aptamil and I don't remember there being much difference between them x



 
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Old Aug 1st, 2017, 13:17 PM   3
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When mine had formula I went for C&G first for the price but it made both of them constipated so switched to Aptamil. I know it's how my kids tolerated it and not a problem with C&G but I did use it again later after switching for the anti-reflux milk and had no issues. I don't particularly think one is superior to the other!



 
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Old Aug 1st, 2017, 15:09 PM   4
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I've used cow and gate with both my boys-never had any trouble. Planning to use it this time round too x



 
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Old Aug 1st, 2017, 21:37 PM   5
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My little boy is 9 weeks old and has had no problems with cow and gate, it is really good formula no idea why aptamil costs more.



 
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Old Aug 2nd, 2017, 12:47 PM   6
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We started on SMA Gold as that's what the hospital had but swapped to Aptamil as our LO had such bad wind/reflux at first. So it was more to see if it made any difference! She did seem to tolerate it better wind wise so we've stuck with it but whether that's just chance, who knows! Also, for us, it's the only formula Aldi sell and that's where we shop! So it's handy!

My mum is a health visitor and their advice is that formulas are all much the same, C&G and Aptimel are made by the same company and are probably pretty similar!



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Old Aug 2nd, 2017, 19:19 PM   7
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My mum keeps saying how she used C&G with me and how it has been around for the longest which I suppose is quite true! Any how I bought one of the hospital boxes today of C&G where you get 6 pre sterilised mini bottles.. so hopefully she likes it



 
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Old Aug 2nd, 2017, 20:12 PM   8
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We went with Aptamil based on reviews but I'm sure it'll vary from baby to baby. We did have to swap to the Comfort variety but I suspect other issues were at play there rather than the formula brand 🙂



 
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Old Aug 3rd, 2017, 10:35 AM   9
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There really is no difference. They are pretty much exactly the same. We used Cow and Gate with our first and were really happy with that. Formula is expensive, I can't see paying that much extra when there is no evidence it's any better. I'd like to bf longer this time, but if not, we would aim to use Cow and Gate again. Some babies do just get on with some brands differently than others, while usually that makes more of a difference with other brands (with considerably different formulations), I would start with the cheapest/one you can most easily buy where you shop and see if that works. If you need to try something else, then you always can.



 
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Old Aug 7th, 2017, 12:39 PM   10
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They are indeed made in the same factory by the same company. I buy mamia baby milk from aldi as its £7 a tin and exactly the same as any other formula! I breastfed for 9 months and baby had no issues taking to formula!



 
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