What formula do u use?

Discussion in 'Formula Feeding' started by milena_woking, Aug 26, 2009.

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What formula?

  1. Caw and Gate

  2. SMA

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  1. milena_woking

    milena_woking Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking about what formula is better for newborn in case i cant breastfeed? So far Caw and Gate or SMA seems to be the most recomended..
    What do you think which is better for newborn?
     
  2. hayley x

    hayley x 1AngelSon,1EarthDaughter

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    We used Aptimel but I think its personal choice! xxx
     
  3. jms895

    jms895 Well-Known Member

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    I got SMA in and to be honest hated it.... it smelled 'manufactured' etc....

    I breastfeed but Caine now has a few bottles a day and I use Aptamil and have found this to be really good. Its supposed to be the most similar to breast milk too....

    I have not tried Cow and Gate sorry so cant comment on that one :D
     
  4. sophie c

    sophie c 2 gorgeous daughters <3

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    used aptimil
    as alys wouldnt tolerate sma and it made her ill.
    xx
     
  5. milena_woking

    milena_woking Well-Known Member

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    Non of my friends have used Aptimil but so i did not think of that one but all sugesstions are more then welcome.. SO:
    SMA
    CaW AND GATE
    APTIMIL
     
  6. MrsBop

    MrsBop Mummy of 2

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    I used Aptamil for my eldest after trying a variety, Aptamil was the only one which suited but with my youngest on the very occasion she has a bottle I use SMA white ready made and she's fine with it. It's personal choice I think.
     
  7. milena_woking

    milena_woking Well-Known Member

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    hmm i'd prefer use the powder then ready made..
    i c so far Aptimil is best.
     
  8. Connah'sMommy

    Connah'sMommy Well-Known Member

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    I ony use Cow&Gate as that is what my mum used with me,my brother and my sister,but again personal choice.
    U cant get it wrong really as they are new to every type of milk and the one you end up giving will be the one they get used to xx
     
  9. Mum2b_Claire

    Mum2b_Claire Mummy to Ruby & Scarlett!

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    I really don't think you can go on recommendation tbh! Just pick one to try and see how you get along. All babies are different! One person will tell you to avoid SMA, the next will tell you their LO has never had a problem with it! Just make sure you pick one that is easily available in local shops.

    I've been told so many conflicting things about formula, equal numbers of people have told me that Cow and Gate and Aptamil are the most similar to breastmilk.

    Personally I have always used Cow and Gate ready made and never had any problem whatsoever.
     
  10. princess_bump

    princess_bump Happy Wife & Mumma!

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    i agree, all babies are different and i too think its just a case of try and see. maddi has always had aptamil - and i personally think its great x
     
  11. dreams

    dreams My beautiful baby Ffion

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    I use cow & gate but like claire said its a personal choice and every baby's different. There's no right or wrong x
     
  12. nessajane

    nessajane Well-Known Member

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    We use Aptamil x
     
  13. K&H

    K&H Well-Known Member

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    Aptamil here aswell. x
     
  14. costgang

    costgang Well-Known Member

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    josh is on aptimel, he loves it
     
  15. milena_woking

    milena_woking Well-Known Member

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    Well Girls i think u r right will just need to choose one a c if my LO will be fine with it..
     
  16. XSAM

    XSAM pregnant

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    do you think it makes a difference on the milk we use ? or are they all much the same.
    was thinking of maybe switching brands of milk to see if it would make a difference wit the LO as he is constant hungry :) not sure if its a gd idea to switch milk or not hes only 4 weeks. anyone else done it ??
     
  17. Mum2b_Claire

    Mum2b_Claire Mummy to Ruby & Scarlett!

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    Think they are all very similar. There are strict guidelines about manufacturing formula. I would speak to your HV before changing. How much are you giving in each bottle?
     
  18. whiby

    whiby Well-Known Member

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    we use aptamil - SMA gave DS constipation
     
  19. FierceAngel

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    luisa didnt poo at all on aptimal now on cow and gate and she is very happy :)
     
  20. aries5486

    aries5486 Mummy 2 Jenna & Blue Bump

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    We use sma! But i really dont know y! Prob coz every1 i know uses it! jenna gets on fine with it :) xxx
     

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