question-circle Which formula is best?

7 years 2 months ago #228958 by Monic@R
Hi T here

I just want to know what you think about which formula is best for baby and why?

I am breastfeeding but i just want to know so that when i do move over which formula i should try and get.

I don't want a constipated or crampy baby - so I would like to try the one that does not do that from the get go.

Many Thanks

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7 years 2 months ago #228989 by Blompotjie
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That is quite a tricky question, most babies differ when it comes to formula, so you can't really say what formula will work best. When I went to get my little one formula, I basically stood an hour at the formula shelf, wonder what one will be okay for him. Reading everything. The people must have thought I was crazy. In the end I took lactogen and it was actually a good choice as it tends not to give to much cramps, but as said, all babies differ. There is the more expensive one as well, It begins with a S, but can't remember the name for the life of me. Maybe one of the other ladies will know what I'm talking about. That one I heard is just as good.

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7 years 2 months ago #229027 by Babyshoes
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Monic@R, I agree with Blompotjie, it varies from baby to baby, maybe buy a small tin of a formula you would like to use, try it, see if it agrees with baby and if baby likes it (initially baby might not like because your baby is used to the breast milk). I used NAN, my son seemed to do very well on it and when he turned 1 I put him on Nido, he is now 2 and a half and still drinking Nido (he does not like cows milk at all - unless it is a milkshake or something). Good luck!

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7 years 2 months ago #229057 by blessedmom
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Hi Monic@R, I must agree with Babyshoes & Blompotjie. Babies react differently to different formulas. What works for one, might not work with your lo.

My daughter was on Nan but had terrible reflux & alot of acidity. Her paediatrician changed her to Novalac AR for awhile to get the reflux under control. It is very expensive & doesn't come in big tins but I absolutely love Novalac & when she was ok, I just put her onto the normal one. She was on Novalac until she was 18 months old!

My daughter loved the flavour as it was vanilla hahaha.

Lactogen is also a good brand & apparently S26 but I've also heard other moms complain that S26 causes constipation :huh:

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7 years 2 months ago #229157 by Monic@R
Replied by Monic@R on topic Which formula is best?
Thanks Ladies!

I have a tin of Nan at home as the hospital topped her up with Nan at the hospital.
Just wanted to know if Nan is any good or not?
I will try it out and see how my LG reacts to it - otherwise I will move onto Lactogen.

My 3 year old was on Isomil but I don't really want to put my new little one on Isomil straight away unless there is a problem and she has to be on lactose free milk.

If my LG gets constipation or cramps - what can i use/do for that?

many Thanks

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7 years 2 months ago #229340 by Berry
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Hi Monic@R,

I gave my boy Nan for 3 days & he had terrible stomach cramps at 2 weeks old, changed over to S26 for a month which made him very constipated. I had to give him sugar water for the constipation.

Then I changed to Lactogen & it is amazing! The paed told me that Lactogen is usually given to babies born over 4kg's, because Lactogen is a 'fuller' formula.

My boy has been sleeping from 7pm to 4.30am or 5.00am since 11 weeks & I think it's because of the Lactogen :)

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7 years 2 months ago #229358 by Babyshoes
Replied by Babyshoes on topic Which formula is best?
Hi Monic@R,

NAN is good, but once again - it depends on what you want to use for your baby.

I had no problems with NAN and my son was on NAN within a month after being born.

Good Luck

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