which formula is best?

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which formula is best?

  1. SMA

  2. Cow and gate

  3. Aptimil

  4. Other (please specify)

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  1. laetitia85

    laetitia85 Well-Known Member

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    I want to breastfeed but might occasionally use formula as well. which one do you use and which one is best?
     
  2. Nic'n'Keeley

    Nic'n'Keeley Well-Known Member

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    I voted Cow and Gate... but i have only used that and Sma gold...
    Sma gold made Keeley every constipated.
     
  3. Snuggle

    Snuggle Well-Known Member

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    I voted SMA Gold but I have only used that and Aptamil. Aptamil made her throw up all the time but SMA Gold does tend to make her a bit constipated so considering trying Cow and Gate :wink:
     
  4. monster_munch

    monster_munch Well-Known Member

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    The only one I actually got on with was Farleys.
    Although my daughter was 5+ months before she took formula so can't say for a newborn.
     
  5. Sammystar

    Sammystar Well-Known Member

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    there's absolutely no way of knowing. Each baby is different and what's good for one baby may not be for another.

    With formula it's trial and error I'm afraid :hug:
     
  6. leckershell

    leckershell Well-Known Member

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    Same here. If I do give Ryan a bottle, I give him Cow and Gate cartons now because he just didn't seem to get on so well with SMA Gold. I breastfeed more than 90% of the time though so if Cow and Gate wasn't working for him, I probably wouldn't notice, but since we have swapped, the formula/breastmilk doesn't seem to be as different for him if thsat makes sense, he doesn't seem to notice as much that it's not breastmilk.
     
  7. sarah113

    sarah113 Well-Known Member

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    I used sma gold on all mine
     
  8. mrs_tommo22

    mrs_tommo22 Well-Known Member

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    I put cow and gate as its the only formula I have ever used.I have never had any problems with it, so squits, vomiting with either children.
     
  9. Kazz

    Kazz Well-Known Member

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    SMA gold made Iain constipated, Aptimil he was sick as a dog, cow & Gate gave (comfort) Gave him loadsa problems resulting in terrible nappy rash n blood in stools :cry: total nightmare!

    so last of all tried Farleys first milk n it worked wonders wi him. :dance:

    but like others have said its all trial n error. :D
     
  10. cloud9

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    my hv told me aptamil was closest to brat milk but they all make D sick
     
  11. Tasha20

    Tasha20 Well-Known Member

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    If your going to use formula occasionaly its best you wait until after 6 weeks so you can establish your supply first or you will have problems.
     
  12. Redshoes

    Redshoes Well-Known Member

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    I didn't vote because Isaac's been on 3 different formulas, SMA to Cow&Gate and now he's on HiPP :)
    Cannot recommend one as all LO's are different and they will tell you which suits them :hug:
     
  13. Hellokitty

    Hellokitty Well-Known Member

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    We use Hipp but all babies are different so you sometimes have to try a few. Maia had to have C&G comfort for a while because of reflux.
     
  14. Red_Fairy

    Red_Fairy Well-Known Member

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    smawhite has been brilliant, no problems at all and hannah is a very big (good) weight. In size 4 nappies already.
     
  15. roxanne

    roxanne Well-Known Member

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    Is it ok to try using a different brand once you've started using one?

    Dylan is on SMA at the moment but he seems hungry all the time so i wnated to try a different make or go onto the SMA one for hungry babies?
     
  16. maybebaby

    maybebaby Well-Known Member

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    I don't think there's one that's better than any others, like everyone has said it depends on your baby. I didn't use formula until recently, he has HiPP but has taken a carton of Cow & Gate too when we ran out.
     
  17. Lou

    Lou Well-Known Member

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    To be fair I only tried SMA and Cow & Gate so I don't know about any other formula. We switched from SMA to Cow & Gate comfort on the advice of my sister in law because the SMA was giving Isaac bad wind.
     
  18. Babylicious

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    I used cow and gate with paris
     
  19. muppetmummy

    muppetmummy Well-Known Member

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    I used SMA Gold for James, and then when he was older SMA progress. Never needed to try any other brands :D
     
  20. emma28

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    Jonah was on C&G prem milk in the neonate unit so we kept to C&G. Never had any problems.

    Hoping this one will be ok on it cos I have cupboards full of it already. I never realised til coming on the forum that babies would have prefereneces.
     

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