question-circle Which formula is best?

8 years 8 months ago - 8 years 8 months ago #229401 by blessedmom
Hi there Monic@R

If you have the time, go read up on colief. Here is the link :
www.colief.co.za/

Colief® Infant Drops is formulated to help give you and your baby relief from colic.

Colief contains lactase, an enzyme naturally occurring in our bodies that helps break down complex sugar lactose found in milk, dairy products, breast milk and infant formulas.

The immature digestive system of babies can have trouble breaking down lactose into more simple sugars causing discomfort commonly known as colic and characterised by lengthy periods of distressed crying in an infant aged under four months.

The technical name for this is Transient Lactase Deficiency. Colief® Infant Drops can help the body break down the lactose into simpler sugars, glucose and galactose, making it easier for your baby to digest their feeds.

Studies have shown that the hours of crying may be greatly reduced when babies are fed their usual milk treated with Colief® Infant Drops.

The drops can be used every time you feed your baby. At around three to four months old a baby's digestive system will naturally cope better with lactose and usually symptoms will disappear. However, if symptoms persist you can use Colief® Infant Drops.

Colief contains an enzyme which is destroyed by heat so for best results use Colief between room temperature and body-heat, which is neither too hot nor too cold. Always follow the manufacturer's instructions carefully when making-up formula milk.

A one-week trial of Colief Infant Drops can help a parent identify if Transient Lactase Deficiency is the cause of their baby's colic symptoms. If the baby shows no signs of improvement after a week, it can be ruled out as the cause and other issues can then be investigated.

Go read the website & maybe give it ago. You can get it @ Dischem, Clicks, Baby City & Pick 'n Pay pharmacies.

Good luck & pls keep us updated!!!!!!!! :-)
You can also use it while bf. You just have to express some milk to give it to her.

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8 years 8 months ago #229397 by Monic@R
Replied by Monic@R on topic Re: Which formula is best?
Thanks for the replies.

I will speak to the nurse when I take my little one for the 6 week check up and see what she suggests. I will also speak to the pead at the 6 week check up and see what he suggests and then take it from there.

Will try the Nan first (seen as though i have a tin at home) see how that goes otherwise will try lactogen.
(im busy breastfeeding now and my baby has cramps already...... so I really want to make sure i put her on one that won't give more cramps when we go onto the formula.)

Thanks again!

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8 years 8 months ago #229358 by Babyshoes
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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8 years 8 months ago #229340 by Berry
Replied by Berry on topic Re: Which formula is best?
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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8 years 8 months ago #229157 by Monic@R
Replied by Monic@R on topic Re: 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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8 years 8 months ago #229057 by blessedmom
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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8 years 8 months ago #229027 by Babyshoes
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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