Which formula should I try?
For a breastfed baby
, Nov 07 2012 05:30 AM
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Posted 07 November 2012 - 05:30 AM
My DS is 8 months old and about to be left overnight for the first time on the weekend so we can attend a wedding.
Up until this point he's been breasted only. We've managed to get him to drink from a bottle but because I haven't had time to express he will be having formula, which he has been happy enough to drink the few times we've trialled it in the lead up to this weekend.
We have been using S26, mainly because it was available in single serve packets at the supermarket. It seems though that DS doesn't tolerate it that well, as he vomits every time he has it. He isn't usually a baby who vomits.
So which formula should be try next? It seems like such a silly question, especially as he is our third baby, but we've never used formula before.
Edited by ~Mo+Moosh~, 07 November 2012 - 08:02 AM.
Posted 07 November 2012 - 07:16 AM
we tried S26 at first but found it blocked hiim up and/or made his poohs STINK. Switched to Aptamil (Karicare) Gold and have used that ever since with no probs.
Posted 07 November 2012 - 08:49 AM
Bellamy's. seriously better than all the others we tried, and works well for comp feeding.
Posted 07 November 2012 - 08:53 AM
The only one we had any success with was Nan. Expensive trial and error!
Posted 07 November 2012 - 08:58 AM
QUOTE (sakura73 @ 07/11/2012, 09:49 AM)
Bellamy's. seriously better than all the others we tried, and works well for comp feeding.
Ditto. I comp fed with Bellamys. It is the only formula I would use. We had no problems at all with it and I loved that it is organic.
Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:10 AM
Another vote for bellamy's. My breastfed son took it well and tolerated it really well.
Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:19 AM
Bellamy's actually smells and tastes quite nice, unlike a lot of formulas....
My DD1 had no problems with it.
Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:44 AM
I tried 4 different formulas before I found the right one for DS. Karicare Aptimal Gold. I didnt ever try Bellamys though.
Dont touch Na HA Gold with a 10 foot pole since they changed the ingredients.
Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:58 AM
We had the same issue with the S26 Gold with our little dude. He would vomit and get really windy/gassy and unsettled.
We ended up with the regular Karicare formula and have no issues with it whatsoever. http://www.chemistwarehouse.com.au/product...by+Formula+900g
Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:02 AM
Avoid S26 like the plague. I reckon it should be taken off the market personally.
Nan HA is honestly the best and believe me we have tried them all (no joke.) It is dear however its the most easily digested.
Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:07 AM
I usually go goat formula but last one went on nan ha
Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:08 AM
I love Bellamy's... definitely the best IMHO.
I stear clear of NAN formulas now after the issues they had a few months ago changing the ingredients. My babies both had bright green poo, and were chucky. I was also pretty disgusted with the way the company handled it.
Anyway after many chucky babies, and every formula under the sun, the one that has suited us best is the Bellamy's.
Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:18 AM
We use Bellamy's also. DD is comp fed and now has her night bottle of Bellamy's and all other feeds she is breastfed.
Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:19 AM
We tried DD on Aptimal Gold and she was very unsettled (sore tummy I think). Back to breastfeeding for a couple of days, then gave it another go and the same thing happened. Then we bought Bellamy's and no trouble at all. Another vote for Bellamy's.
Posted 11 November 2012 - 07:34 PM
Bellamy's all the way
Posted 11 November 2012 - 07:40 PM
Another vote for Bellamys here. I BF and bottle feed my DD2 - she happily goes from one to the other. It doesn't smell awful like some of the others we tried.
Posted 12 November 2012 - 02:18 AM
Sorry to hijack this thread.
I use Belamy's too.
Just wondering how do you mix the formula after adding the powder to the warm water. Do you shake hard? Or do you roll the bottle between your palms? We Did the shake rather hard way and it produces a lot of foam. Trying to reduce bub taking in too much air. Thanks!
Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:26 AM
Bellamy's. seriously better than all the others we tried.
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