best formula?

Discussion in 'Formula Feeding' started by Bellarina, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. Bellarina

    Bellarina Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2011
    Messages:
    5,941
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hey kadies

    im due my little miracle in 5 days and i wanted to be prepared for if i cant/unable to breastfeed...wen mw at hosp asks me wat formula i want to give my baby which one you would all recommend as the best (not necessarily cheapest)....i understand its prob down to the individual, just wanted some recommendations/advice/opinions

    thanks in advance xxx
     
  2. Constantstar

    Constantstar Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2010
    Messages:
    4,658
    Likes Received:
    0
    I started with sma then tried aptimal then cow and gate! Was trial and error for us lol x

    mummy to ds 11/7/11
    pregnant *team pink* due 12/9/13
     
  3. MrsT2011

    MrsT2011 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2011
    Messages:
    2,365
    Likes Received:
    0
    Not long now Hun! I think forward planning is good as I had no formula and wasn't prepared that B wouldn't feed. Our hospital policy is formula feed if they haven't had a breast feed within 24 hours, we got to 33 hours and I was happy with anything they offered at that point!
    We started on SMA - he would throw this up. Managed to stick with breast milk for 3 months then tried Aptamil which was fine, tried cow and gate which didn't agree with him at all! After 9 months we went with Hipp organic follow on which has been his favourite! I can tell as he drinks loads more of it x
     
  4. HopesDreams

    HopesDreams Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2012
    Messages:
    4,976
    Likes Received:
    0
    I started O on Aptamil. I had bought a few emergency cartons of the stuff, in case there was an issue with bf'ing. I stopped bf'ing when he was about 2 weeks old & he didn't have a problem with the aptamil so we just stuck with it.
     
  5. l_maclean

    l_maclean Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2011
    Messages:
    8,894
    Likes Received:
    0
    There isn't really a 'best' formula. They are all pretty much the same. The 'closest to breast milk' stuff is an advertising tag.

    Some kids suit some brands better than others, so it's really kinda a case of just picking one and seeing if your LO is ok with it.


    On my iPhone - so cant see tickers :(
     
  6. Bellarina

    Bellarina Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2011
    Messages:
    5,941
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks for all the replies girls theyv really helped :) xxx
     
  7. CARNAT22

    CARNAT22 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2011
    Messages:
    27,558
    Likes Received:
    0
    When we moved to combi feeding we went with Aptamil and have stuck with that.

    xxxxxx
     
  8. Bellarina

    Bellarina Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2011
    Messages:
    5,941
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks hun....love ur avatar pic btw hes sooo cute xxx
     
  9. Rachel80

    Rachel80 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2013
    Messages:
    1,484
    Likes Received:
    1
    I've bought sma gold first infant milk preprepared bottles for the hospital. I'm not breastfeeding. Do they not to take to certain formulas? Is it best to have a few different brands in case they don't get on with one?
     
  10. Lou12

    Lou12 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2011
    Messages:
    1,536
    Likes Received:
    0
    My LO started with Cow & Gate, but it didn't suit (tummy problems), so changed to Aptamil but he still had the same problems. At 10 weeks we changed to HiPP Organic and the problems seemed to disappear overnight!

    Every baby is different, but I would recommend HiPP to anyone, as it isn't really an over popular brand - but was so good for us!
     
  11. knopk@

    [email protected] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2011
    Messages:
    8,058
    Likes Received:
    0
    HIPP is the only one that uses organic milk but there isnt such thing as a "best formula" x

    Tapatalking so cant see signatures
     
  12. claire671

    claire671 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2012
    Messages:
    1,072
    Likes Received:
    0
    We started on Aptamil but after a couple of months my little one was being really sicky with it so we switched to Hipp. I like the fact it's organic and pro-biotic. My wee man is now on their follow on milk and I've never had any trouble with it. It seemed to be a thicker consistency to Aptamil so it satisfied him more and he was less windy with it. Just see what works for your little one, it can be so hard with so many different brands out there!
     
  13. mummywanabe

    mummywanabe Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2011
    Messages:
    2,711
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ryan is on cow qnd gate comfort for colic but always try their first milk beforevyoud move to a fomfort milk, we donevit out if desperation after 4 really awful nights
     
  14. babyslog

    babyslog Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2010
    Messages:
    11,541
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ive gone with C&G xx
     
  15. MrsHope

    MrsHope Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2012
    Messages:
    1,206
    Likes Received:
    0
    I use cow and gate x
     
  16. Bek234

    Bek234 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2012
    Messages:
    3,141
    Likes Received:
    0
    I use c&g xx


    Tapatalking. X
     
  17. Robyner

    Robyner Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2013
    Messages:
    1,586
    Likes Received:
    0
    I expressed for 6 weeks and topped up with aptamil and stayed on it, the hospital made the choice for me as she was taken away and was in icu. I'm trying her today with hipp organic if our Asda has it, as we seem to be have tons of feeding issues. Really hope she takes to it, I've heard some good things x
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice