Formula available in the UK

Discussion in 'Formula Feeding' started by goddess25, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. goddess25

    goddess25 Well-Known Member

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    What ones do you use and why?

    I live in Canada and going to Scotland in Jan for 3 weeks and trying to find out what is good formula to buy. We currently use Nestle Good Start but I dont think you can get that there.

    Any suggestions.
     
  2. Scally

    Scally Well-Known Member

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    We use Aptamil easy digest- the easy digest because of her colic and Aptamil because its supposed to be the closest to breastmilk (mind u they all say this!). I used SMA gold at one point but found it stained her clothes so much and she was overly keen!
     
  3. Scally

    Scally Well-Known Member

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    Sorry wasn't overly keen!
     
  4. baby.love

    baby.love Guest

    I use Aptamil First Milk for Sienna... for the same reasons as Scally with it being "the closest" to breastmilk. Its £1 more expensive than the other makes but worth it x
     
  5. ~KACI~

    ~KACI~ Well-Known Member

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    The main one's here are
    Aptimil
    SMA
    Cow and Gate

    I'm sure there is a nestle milk though??
     
  6. Mum2b_Claire

    Mum2b_Claire Mummy to Ruby & Scarlett!

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    We use Cow and Gate for no reason, only had it in the cupboard in case BF didn't work out, and it didn't, so Cow and Gate it was! Ruby has never had any problems with it whatsoever.
     
  7. winipeg1

    winipeg1 Mom to Hollie

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    i use cow & gate as thats what they had at the hospital
     
  8. suzib76

    suzib76 Well-Known Member

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    cow & gate
    heinz
    aptamil
    hipp organic
    sma

    these are the milks you will find easily available on supermarket shelves
     
  9. aimee-lou

    aimee-lou Totally Outnumbered!!

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    We use SMA - I was an SMA baby and they had it at the hospital too. Earl seems to get on with it although I know some people have problems with it.

    They are all pretty similar but I think nestle has a UK affiliate - do they have a helpline as they may have a recommendation? just a thought :shrug:
     
  10. NIfirsttimer

    NIfirsttimer Proud mum, new wife & WTT

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    when i stopped BF i chose aptamil as it is meant to be closest to breast milk, shes been great on it so we have stuck with it so far. (its the first one.. in the blue carton x)
     
  11. Happy

    Happy Mummy to Phoebe

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    We use cow and gate. I have just come back from the US and after speaking to my airline I found we could fill a suitcase full of baby milk as it is seen as an essential so the limits on liquid dont count.

    I didn't really want to change Phoebe's milk whilst we were away so this is what we did. We took out a massive suitcase full of ready made cartons and had no problems whatso ever in the UK or the US. Maybe this is something you would consider?
     

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