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#1 raone

Posted 17 December 2012 - 10:56 AM

As the heading states I want to hear which formulas you like/bub likes. I have to get a HA?(I think thats what it is) due to DS having eczema. He is four months old.

Edited by raone, 17 December 2012 - 11:15 AM.


#2 raone

Posted 17 December 2012 - 11:16 AM

Bump because im hoping to do grocery shopping today xmas_tongue.gif

#3 Feral_Pooks

Posted 17 December 2012 - 11:25 AM

I like the Karicare Aptamil Gold. It's a good generic brand, I'm not a fan of nestlé and avoid them, it's readily available and is a good price, usually. It's nutritionally one of the top ones recommended to me. DS has eczema and the formula seems to suit him fine.

#4 causeway

Posted 17 December 2012 - 11:26 AM

We also use Karicare Aptamil Gold here

#5 whatnamenow

Posted 17 December 2012 - 11:29 AM

yep started on aptimal gold and now on aptimal gold AR because of transient lactose intolerance.

#6 ~chiquita~

Posted 17 December 2012 - 11:29 AM

DS no longer drinks formula but we also used Karicare Aptamil Gold.

#7 raone

Posted 17 December 2012 - 11:34 AM

Well looks like It's unanimous biggrin.gif

#8 VJs Mummy

Posted 17 December 2012 - 11:02 PM

I like nan never had a problem I also have used aldi with no problems my 2nd child was on neocate till 2 I swear by both so those. Formulas and if lot of prbs I swear by neocate

#9 axiomae

Posted 18 December 2012 - 07:38 PM

I use Bellamy's Organics. So nice and very well tolerated.

#10 Juki

Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:48 PM

Bub has karicare Gold at daycare and Bellamys Organic at home and I am happy with both. No eczema since changing to these two.

#11 melodypond

Posted 27 December 2012 - 05:34 PM

QUOTE (axiomae @ 18/12/2012, 08:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I use Bellamy's Organics. So nice and very well tolerated.


Yes, us too.  I used it with both bubs.  Not HA though but you could give it a try if the Aptamil doesn't work out for you.

#12 Phascogale

Posted 02 January 2013 - 11:13 AM

QUOTE
I like nan never had a problem I also have used aldi with no problems my 2nd child was on neocate till 2 I swear by both so those. Formulas and if lot of prbs I swear by neocate
Neocate needs to be prescribed by a specialist.  You can't just buy it over the counter.  Actually theoretically you probably can but it will cost you over $100 for a 350g can.

I would've just said NAN HA if you wanted a HA formula.

So what formula did you end up getting seeing as your original post was 2 weeks ago.

#13 raone

Posted 02 January 2013 - 12:50 PM

I ended up getting Karicare which he has refused multiple times as well as with a 50/50 mix with breast milk.

I seem to have created a bigger problem as I have now tried him with just EBM and he refuses that!!! cry1.gif I just want to at least be able to have a four hour break with DH watching him but it seems I can't even do that.
If anyone has any suggestions it would be greatly appreciated! So far I have had DH try but to no avail. He gets some in his mouth but pushes most of it back out.

#14 elmo_mum

Posted 02 January 2013 - 12:56 PM

we went to the aldi brand... gave him bad wind.....

tried s26 gold... still wasnt good
went to s26 lacrtose free - no probs!!!

unfortunatly its trial n error...

if transitioning from bf to ff, try a soy goat or lactose free formula

good luck

#15 elizabethany

Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:31 PM

QUOTE (Sassy Girl @ 02/01/2013, 02:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
No matter whether your baby is bf or ff fed you shouldn't except a 4 month old baby to go for 4 ours without you. He needs his mum at this age almost all the time. Buy a sling and keep him near you. He'll be happier and you'll get more done.

If the only reason you are introducing ff your DS is to 'give yourself a break' I wouldn't as you'll just create more problems for yourself not less.


Judgemental much?

Some mothers work, some just need to sleep, some want to go out.  So long as the baby is cared for, gets attention and is fed, it doesn't matter which parent does it, or grandparent, or other responsible adult for that matter.

To answer the OP's question, I used S26, I found that all the gold formulas (they have extra iron) made DS very constipated.  I also know that the transition time, when he was getting both the breast and formula, was very confusing for him, but once it was one thing or the other he was fine.  I hope that helps OP.

#16 Suz01

Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:52 PM

I definitely understand the need for a break. 4 months and your only just looking for a break longer than 4 hours? I congratulate you OP.

I used karicare gold for DD to follow on from breastfeeding,  and will again for DS when the time comes. I didn't realise with DD you can seek GPs advice for meds to boost supply.

#17 EssentialBludger

Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:59 PM

QUOTE (Sassy Girl @ 02/01/2013, 02:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
No matter whether your baby is bf or ff fed you shouldn't except a 4 month old baby to go for 4 ours without you. He needs his mum at this age almost all the time. Buy a sling and keep him near you. He'll be happier and you'll get more done.

If the only reason you are introducing ff your DS is to 'give yourself a break' I wouldn't as you'll just create more problems for yourself not less.


WTF? Even mums need a break! 4 hours isn't that long, especially of he has another perfectly capable parent looking after him!

You would have hated me. I went back to work when DS was 4 months old, purely for a break!

Crawl back into your hole.

#18 SCARFACE CLAW

Posted 02 January 2013 - 02:06 PM

I don't know about the eczema thing, but we swore by Heinz Nurture for both of our kids, they thrived on it. Good luck, I hope you get your break soon original.gif

#19 mum201

Posted 02 January 2013 - 02:17 PM

QUOTE (Sassy Girl @ 02/01/2013, 02:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
No matter whether your baby is bf or ff fed you shouldn't except a 4 month old baby to go for 4 ours without you. He needs his mum at this age almost all the time. Buy a sling and keep him near you. He'll be happier and you'll get more done.

If the only reason you are introducing ff your DS is to 'give yourself a break' I wouldn't as you'll just create more problems for yourself not less.


Way to make a desperate sounding mama feel great about herself! I am an attachment parent myself, which came about purely because little man is my limpet and it works for us, and I have just gotten used to no time to myself. But if that is not the style of mothering that works for OP, why shouldn't be be able to go out by herself for a few hours. I am sure her DH will be able to provide and equally loving pair of arms!

OP - have you ever been able to get your baby to take a bottle of ebm? I ask because the problem may not be the formula. Some breast fed babies just will not take a bottle. Mine is one, hence why I call him my limpet! Options would be start teaching him how to use a sippy, wait until he starts taking solids and then you can leave for longer stretches or accept that you have a limpet.

#20 password123

Posted 02 January 2013 - 02:23 PM

QUOTE (Sassy Girl @ 02/01/2013, 02:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
No matter whether your baby is bf or ff fed you shouldn't except a 4 month old baby to go for 4 ours without you. He needs his mum at this age almost all the time. Buy a sling and keep him near you. He'll be happier and you'll get more done.

If the only reason you are introducing ff your DS is to 'give yourself a break' I wouldn't as you'll just create more problems for yourself not less.


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Agree with mum201, it may be the bottle. I have a refuser too (despite being bottle fed for the first 8 weeks due to a tongue tie). The few times she will take formula it is Heinz nurture. She won't even contemplate anything else.

Edited by Mrs_Snorks, 02 January 2013 - 02:25 PM.


#21 raone

Posted 02 January 2013 - 02:38 PM

I will try to explain the whole reason for this thread so that people can get a better understanding and maybe not be so judgey.

I live hours away from any family or friends so DH is only support. DH works six days a week and very long hours. I was a little at breaking point at my four month MCHN appt so asked about switching to formula just so I didn't feel like his care was all on me. After talking about it I felt better and asked if possible I could just give a formula bottle every now and again for a break and thus enable me to BF for longer.

He has had about eight bottles in the past of EBM. I had trouble expressing enough for a full feed but I am now taking fenugreek which is enabling me to express a good feed size in the morning. I am feeling alot better at the moment as with the holidays there has been alot of socialising and DH has occupied him a few times while I napped but he goes back to work tomorrow so less opportunies for him to help.

Anyway so this sounds less like a massive vent biggrin.gif I have read a few people say they slipped it in with the dreamfeed just wondering how to go about that?




#22 password123

Posted 02 January 2013 - 02:44 PM

OP, you don't have to justify yourself to anyone.
Try and ignore the crunchies disguising themselves as "helpers".


#23 raone

Posted 02 January 2013 - 03:07 PM

On a happy note he just rolled from his back to his front for the first time biggrin.gif The look on his face was priceless!

#24 mum201

Posted 02 January 2013 - 03:39 PM

QUOTE (Mrs_Snorks @ 02/01/2013, 03:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
OP, you don't have to justify yourself to anyone.
Try and ignore the crunchies disguising themselves as "helpers".


Agree - but the help wasn't even vaguely helpful.
OP - your baby, your business. Sounds like you are doing an awesome job with minimal support! Hope you can get your little one to take a sippy/bottle of any form of milk soon and get a moment to yourself!

Furthermore just a follow on re the whole 'you should never be away from your baby EVER ' thing. AP follows basically a very traditional / instinctual style of parenting right? In many traditional cultures (including my DH's who is west African) a baby spends significant amounts of time away from mum whilst mum heals and rests after giving birth (until mum is up and about again). Baby is cared for often by grandmothers and aunties during this time and brought to mum for feeds. Often in modern society, women such as OP no longer live in groups where there is such immense familial support and puts pressure on herself to practice AP without ever having a break. For most women I think this is unsustainable




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