to angry with Tesco for having a policy of not delivering infant milk!!!!

(97 Posts)
Pigsmummy Fri 11-Jan-13 17:31:03

I ordered a large shop from Tesco including Aptamil baby milk, as it was delivery I ordered all my large, bulky items and lots of baby milk, 99 x 200ml cartons, which is about 2.5 weeks worth of milk. 99 is the maximum that you can order.

My order arrived, with 11 cartons of milk, saying that the rest was out of stock. This meant that the majority of my order wasn't delivered, I called customer services to complain that I wouldn't have placed the order if they couldn't deliver the main items (i wouldnt have paid £4.50 to deliver just the other items) they apologised for not letting me know before delivery that the items wouldn't be delivers and refunded the £4.50. So far all clear until I asked when the stock would be available (I only have enough milk to last until Sunday evening) then it all got a bit weird, the store was called and the message relayed to me was that they have plenty of stock of the milk but won't supply more than 11 cartons from an online order to prevent people reselling and shipping it out if the country?!?! 11 cartons is roughly 2 days worth of milk for a 12 week old baby.

Tesco have nothing online about this 11 carton limit and don't plan on changing the policy anytime soon!?! If you go into the store you can buy more 11 cartons btw, they deny this but I did it, I bought 45 cartons from my branch when I first using the milk.

Before everyone starts on at me for FF I DID breast feed for 7 weeks, I had mastitis by day three and never got my left breast clear, had to take antibiotics which gave DD terrible diarrhoea (scary with a newborn) and after struggling with right breast only and then combination feeding I had to give it up at 7.5 weeks after mastitis kept recurring.

I am outraged that Tescos are treating their customers so badly?!?! I don't know when I will get out to a supermarket so have placed an order with Sainsburys.

I've bought far more than 11 cartons in one hit at Tesco. They're talking out of their arses. I've also done mixed online orders for ready made and powdered with no issues, particularly when we've been away from home.

And you don't have to explain your feeding choices. Bollocks to anyone who picks you up on them.

If they have a limit on how much you can buy, they really should point it out on the website, and not allow you to pay for 99.

On the other hand, why on Earth are you buying that many ready made cartons, it's about half the price to use powder!

FoxyRevenger Fri 11-Jan-13 17:35:17

They are being idiots. My DH bought 3 full boxes of Aptamil cartons from Tesco when we went on holiday and nobody batted an eyelid. And why would you want to resell it? Because the formula black market is thriving? Oh, and don't explain why you FF. You just do, I just did, it's nobody else's business. <Folds arms>

Sirzy Fri 11-Jan-13 17:36:02

Your title is rather misleading. They DO deliver milk they just won't deliver very large quantities of it.

They should make that clear on their website but I don't have an issue with them restricting it (or any other item)

I know, it's all i can do to be arsed to buy it for dd (although she's 1 today and i've just mixed my last bottle, hallelujah!). like anyone could be arsed to send it out of the country.

HollyBerryBush Fri 11-Jan-13 17:37:04

If 11 cartons is 2 days worth, 45 is a weeks worth.

most people to a weeks shopping in one hit online.

Amazon do this on Subscribe & Save

www.amazon.co.uk/Aptamil-Stage-Birth-Onwards-First/dp/B006O8N5VS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1357925773&sr=8-1

Don't know how the price compares but its free delivery, might be worth a look

JamieandtheMagicTorch Fri 11-Jan-13 17:38:09

Ocado restrict delivery of bottle water, on weight grounds.

Not sure if this is relevant. Although bottled water should be banned, IMVHO

BlueberryHill Fri 11-Jan-13 17:38:18

Do they do it in larger cartons, you can store these opened in the fridge for a number of hours, cannot remember how many. I'm assuming that you mean the ready mixed milk?

I had twins, it would have lasted me a day.

Maybe write a letter to Tesco HO? The shipping out of the country reason sounds bizzare, why 11 and not 15 / 20 etc? Just load up at the supermarket next time you can go.

Pigsmummy Fri 11-Jan-13 17:38:42

The reason I am not using powder is because I needed an instant supply for when combination feeding and breast literally ran out mid feed, HV recommend Aptamil packs ready made. Plan on chaninging to the powder but not yet as don't want to upset baby's tummy, after the terrible diarreah initially then the switch from breast I don't want to change too much at once. I plan on sticking to this feed for at least another few weeks.

i have an issue with them restricting it. it defeats the whole bloody object of online shopping, especially as online shopping appeals to people who have difficulty or would rather not shop in store, like people with young babies.

manticlimactic Fri 11-Jan-13 17:39:22

Where I work we had to stop people bulk buying formula because they were buying it here and sending it abroad.(the customer told us, Far East, I think, to sell in her mums shop) We had a letter from Customs and excise and everything.

But that was the big tins and it was a. hell. of. a .lot.

BlueberryHill Fri 11-Jan-13 17:41:52

The ready mixed ones are great for when you are out though, I kept using them.

Pigsmummy Fri 11-Jan-13 17:45:35

Sirzy 11 cartons is two days worth not a massive order.

cakebar Fri 11-Jan-13 17:47:23

I think Tesco have in their small print that you are not allowed more than x of any one item (I guess to prevent stock running out). I think Sainsburys do the same thing but say to ring them to confirm stock will be available.

GrimmaTheNome Fri 11-Jan-13 17:49:05

Daft. I can see there might be a black export market in formula powder, but seems a bit unlikely with cartons - would people really ship mostly water round the world?

JamieandtheMagicTorch Fri 11-Jan-13 17:51:02

Grimma

People ship water round the world

Now that is stupid.

( see my comment about water above)

Pigsmummy Fri 11-Jan-13 17:51:33

I have friends in the Far East maybe I should think about supplementing my maternity pay by becoming an international FF dealer?!

Seriously frustrating though, I now have to plan a trip to the supermarket and DH is working weekend.

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Fri 11-Jan-13 17:51:35

Ocado let me order 45, if that helps?

Pigsmummy Fri 11-Jan-13 17:54:29

Cakebar the small print allows 99 to be ordered, my local store won't provide more than 11

GrimmaTheNome Fri 11-Jan-13 17:54:29

Jamie - I know and ITA - but do people bother shipping it illegally? Buying for full retail price in UK and selling elsewhere, can't be a huge margin so shipping cost would be significant.

JamieandtheMagicTorch Fri 11-Jan-13 17:58:27

Oh good point. Got a bit obsessed by water there...

OP

If it is about weight restrctions as I suspect, they need to have a re think

forevergreek Fri 11-Jan-13 17:58:32

Hmm. We use ocado and have ordered loads without a problem. Is it possible to order from there? Or amazon

marquesas Fri 11-Jan-13 18:05:20

Whilst I think you're bonkers to be buying formula in cartons (faints at the cost) I think Tesco are wrong not to have told you about the restriction before they accepted your order.

I'd follow up with their Head Office and get the real answer. In store restrictions, not just in Tesco, seem to be more common nowadays I guess they do need to protect stocks for real customers not resellers.

MyMelody Fri 11-Jan-13 18:19:26

you can get ready made formula in 1 litre bottles in most supermarket s

SirBoobAlot Fri 11-Jan-13 18:27:43

I understand why the policy is in place, but they should have it on the website that there is a maximum order restriction.

It sounds like you had a rough start with breastfeeding, and I'm sorry you didn't get more support sad

Understand your hesitation to change to powder, however if you follow the instructions fully and make feeds up correctly, it shouldn't make much difference for your DD.

OlivetheotherReindeer Fri 11-Jan-13 18:30:54

That's nuts.....but........the 1 ltr bottles last 2 days in the fridge and you can easily order 7 or so for a week. I do this but also add the little cartons for through the night. There has been an issue with aptamil recently on supply as there has been a spate of issues with china hoovering up supply. I know my local Tesco and sainsbo has struggled to get them in.

hazeyjane Fri 11-Jan-13 18:33:54

The 1 litre bottles are usually follow on milk, not suitable for under 6 months.

HoneyDragon Fri 11-Jan-13 18:35:51

But the fact is if you can only buy a certain amount it should state that. Rather than them hold your money in their account until they refund.

Doesn't matter what you were buying and it shouldn't be up to Tescos wherever you live to decide you might be an exporter of small cartons of formula hmm

Nor is it up to Tesco or anyone else to tell you what type of formula you can buy. You cash your choice.

Aptamil recently introduced big bottles of all their formula. They introduced lots of useful things when i didn't need them!

PickledInAPearTree Fri 11-Jan-13 18:37:58

I've ordered more than 11 but never anything like 99.

I would use amazon op.

As boob said though using some powder would be fine as long as you follow instructions and save you a lot if money.

I used powder in the day and cartons for going out & night and I think I used to order 15 cartons and about 1 box of powder a week.

MrTumblesCrackWhore Fri 11-Jan-13 18:42:35

I had the same issue. I do my online baby shopping separately now - from Boots. Bulk buys of milk,, nappies, wipes etc.

Pigsmummy Fri 11-Jan-13 18:57:33

Marquesas I have only used it for a short time so not too worried about the cost, after DD moved onto FF from breast she got terrible constipation and the paediatrician thinks that this the cause of her large umbilical hernia, as her tummy is getting settled (fingers crossed) I am not going to change her feed at all, not risking it! Once the hernia reduces and she is regular will move onto powder.

Pigsmummy Fri 11-Jan-13 19:04:31

I don't want to make any changes tbh, I just want her hernia reduced and pooing normal. It's going well so I am too nervous to change any part of her feed.

As I was combination feeding we used room temperature (advised to be similar to breast milk) so using fridge or heating up milk will also be different for her and I don't want that. I think I will try Ocado as recommended on here. I know being it like this is more expensive but it's not forever.

PickledInAPearTree Fri 11-Jan-13 19:07:04

Fair play pig... I'd do the same though check amazon as it you set up a regular order you get a discount I used them for wipes & nappies too.

SalopianTubes Fri 11-Jan-13 19:10:04

When my twins were babies I used to get Boots to home deliver a months supply of ready made formula at a time, as it was too stressful on relying on the supermarkets to deliver enough, if any at all.

IceNoSlice Fri 11-Jan-13 19:19:45

How rubbish! Not strictly the same thing but relating to online orders: I ordered 2 packs of 52 nappies from Sainsburys as part of my online order (they were on offer). I got a substitution - for the same brand but a different size! No good to me at all! Grrr.

HoneyDragon Fri 11-Jan-13 19:23:46

Yes good point, for all Tesco know the op has triplets.

HoneyDragon Fri 11-Jan-13 19:25:00

Or is Angelina Jolie or Madonna with new additions wink, therefore loaded enough to buy 99 cartons every day grin

Nyancat Fri 11-Jan-13 19:26:35

Op the first milk ready made 1ltr aptamil is the same as the cartons, dead handy as others have said it keeps for 48 hours in fridge. I thought it kept better as you can close the bottle after pouring our what toy need rather than having an open carton in the fridge.

'I needed an instant supply for when combination feeding and breast literally ran out mid feed'

That isn't biologically possible. Your breasts don't run out. They can slow down to 'pay as you go', as opposed to 'pre-paid', but milk will always be there for as long as your baby is at the breast.

Tesco are arses though. I used those cartons for a variety of reasons (mainly because they were more flexible and I have a haphazzard lifestyle), and don't remember any restriction on my internet shops.

munchkinmaster Fri 11-Jan-13 19:36:16

I think ready made British formula is a big seller in china after they had all the probs with their formula being contaminated. The Chinese will pay extra for British/non Chinese milk as they think it's safer. I've heard of people exporting this and the main prob is to prove its from the uk.
<beside the point>

CheungFun Fri 11-Jan-13 19:42:28

When I was in Hong Kong in October last year the cartons of Cow & Gate were double the price selling at about £16 a carton instead of the £8 we pay here. A lot of people are bulk buying formula milk in Hong Kong to take back to mainland China with them as they don't trust the Chinese brands due to the issues with the poisonous milk that was being sold in China.

I think the Tesco website should state how many cartons you can order at a time, rather than accepting your order and then telling you afterwards that you can't have that many cartons.

OlivetheotherReindeer Fri 11-Jan-13 19:42:47

hazeyjane. You're wrong. Aptamil do the first milk in one litre bottles. I feed them to my little one.

Pigsmummy Fri 11-Jan-13 19:46:10

Starlight I was only able to use right breast at times and I couldn't keep up supply, it did actually stop while baby was still wanting to feed. Breast feeding specialist suggested Aptamil for when it happened.

lovelyladuree Fri 11-Jan-13 19:51:11

I think some people have more money than sense.

hazeyjane Fri 11-Jan-13 19:53:33

oops sorry, Olive, that must be fairly new.

I think the reason the op wants to stick to the little cartons though is the room temperature thing though, so she doesn't have to have them fridge cold or risk heating them too much. I was the same with ds, because any slight 'wrongness' in temperature made his reflux worse.

landofsoapandglory Fri 11-Jan-13 19:55:23

From Tesco's terms & conditions

Availability
Although we will always try to cater for your orders, an order of large quantities of a line can only be fulfilled at the discretion of the store. For example if you were to make an order of 10 bottles of wine which would use up all that store's stock, the store may only deliver 5 bottles.

So, whilst it is not ideal, it is in their terms and conditions unfortunately.

OlivetheotherReindeer Fri 11-Jan-13 19:56:29

Interesting about temperature affecting reflux, did you notice it worse with hot or cold. My little one suffers silent reflux and hadn't thought of temperature.

Mewsical Fri 11-Jan-13 20:01:44

I've posted about this before....but I think it was Asda and their ridiculous restrictions.
When I rang up to point out that 12 cartons was not more for two days feeds I had an argument with the store manager. He said that to be fair to other customers they had to limit what they sold and it was also due to weight restrictions on the vans. I calculated approx how much coke/fanta I could order before the call just in case (limitless...and in excess of 48 litres) so asked him to explain that side of his argument.
Sent DH into said store that day to see the huge amount of milk in stock (and ask for more for the trolley)!!

Abandoned them and Ocado all the way from then on.

lightrain Fri 11-Jan-13 20:03:20

Swap to ocado, no such issues.

hazeyjane Fri 11-Jan-13 20:03:46

sympathies with the silent reflux, Olive - I think if it was too cold it would make it worse, although the effect wasn't instant (so maybe when it hit his stomach?) But if it was too warm, he wouldn't drink it, I think because his throat was maybe sore from the acid coming up. It really did have to be 'just right' (like Goldilocks!) which for him was just lukewarm.

Nyancat Fri 11-Jan-13 20:07:01

Dd had horrendous reflux and I found heating milk to warm rather than room temp helped her. The ready made stuff also seems a bit thicker than powdered made up which helped a bit though we thickened it like mad too.

edam Fri 11-Jan-13 20:09:11

That's bizarre. If they have a stupid policy of not 'allowing' orders over a certain amount, they should say so when you try to put that amount into your order, not after you've finished the order, paid, and have opened the door to the delivery man.

OlivetheotherReindeer Fri 11-Jan-13 20:16:45

Thanks hazey. I'll see if I can spot a pattern with mine.

Pseudo341 Fri 11-Jan-13 20:21:30

Try Ocado, your delivery comes straight from a warehouse rather than a store so they know how much stock they'll have in and will tell you when you're placing your order if they've got enough or not. They're much more reliable at actually delivering what you ordered than either Tesco's or Sainsbury's in my experience.

showtunesgirl Fri 11-Jan-13 20:28:47

OP, if you were getting recurring mastitis and you're mix feeding, it may well be that something still needs to be checked out on the BF side. Is there anyone you can talk to / get it checked out so that you don't run the risk of getting sick again?

ConferencePear Fri 11-Jan-13 20:35:29

I think the people who mentioned China probably have it right. I heard a piece on the radio the other day about a shortage of baby milk in Australia and New Zealand because the Chinese are buying it in large quantities because they don't trust their own.

ceeveebee Fri 11-Jan-13 20:41:45

I used to get about 30 a week for my twins - only used them for one feed each a day and Ocado have never let me down

I have seen 1 litre bottles available since.

Softlysoftly Fri 11-Jan-13 20:56:55

Can't help about tesco being arses but did want to warn you DD2 was bf with the odd as aptamil carton if I was out.

Swapped her bed feed to the carton. Recently thought as I'll be back to work soon I'll be needing me ffs so moved to powder. She will not touch it! It actually smells rank unlike the cartons so I can't blame her but it has made the decision more difficult as I don't want to spend £100+ on milk a month.

Softlysoftly Fri 11-Jan-13 20:57:35

*More ff not me

Pigsmummy Fri 11-Jan-13 21:48:59

Softlysoftly i have been warned that not all babies willtake to the powder but liked the cartons, so for now sticking with that option. If blaaaady Tesco's delivers it! Will stock up for the next two weeks.

PurpleStorm Fri 11-Jan-13 21:55:26

Agree that they should have warned you about the limit on the number of cartons they'll deliver.

Even if it's in the terms and conditions small print that they might limit the number if you try to order too many of any one item, you'd think it'd be possible for them to set up the web-page so that it alerted customers to this policy if they tried ordering 99 cartons of baby milk / bottles of Fanta / whatever.

We've certainly bought more than 11 cartons of baby milk at once from Tesco.

And re 1 litre bottles - I've seen both Aptimil and Cow & Gate first milk in one litre bottles. Larger supermarkets are the best place to look - a lot of the smaller supermarkets near me just have the small cartons of first milk. The Cow & Gate 1 litre bottles keep for 48 hrs in the fridge once opened, so I'd guess the Aptimil ones do as well.

bumperella Fri 11-Jan-13 22:19:40

I've ordered loads of cartons in the past at once from tesco delivery, and never had this problem.
Maybe the indicvisula store manager has some problem with ff?

lalabaloo Fri 11-Jan-13 22:32:19

I regularly buy more than 11 cartons in one go at Tesco, I've never had a problem. If its a policy then its not a very well enforced one

Bingdweller Fri 11-Jan-13 23:25:05

pigsmummy no wonder they like the cartons - have you tasted how sweet they are??? Not a criticism of you at all BTW, I fed them to my own kids too but switched them to the powdered variety and stopped the cartons when I realised about the sweetness.

Think it's to do with them being heat treated - it changes the consistency and makes the milk taste more concentrated.

gimmecakeandcandy Fri 11-Jan-13 23:32:47

Why you stopped bf is your choice but please do not give misinformation out that women need to stop from recurring mastitis as they do not and diorreha in baby due to antibiotics is normal and the benefits of breast milk outweigh the runny poo. It is misinformation like this that gives women, well, the wrong info. I had recurring mastitis so I know from experience and also through helping others bf that you can carry on. You stopped that is fine, but to say you had to is not correct.

PeazlyPops Fri 11-Jan-13 23:41:27

I've always used the ready made formula for DS, it's just so much easier than powder. We get through just over a 2ltr bottle a day and Ocado are the most reliable for it.

Sainsburys online are often out of stock on delivery day and just turn up with a couple of bottles but Ocado have never let us down.

PeazlyPops Fri 11-Jan-13 23:44:43

That should be 1ltr, not 2ltr!

Another poster said that the 1ltr bottles are for follow on milk only, this isn't the case with SMA first stage milk, I've been buying it for the past 9 months, it's widely available.

Pigsmummy Sat 12-Jan-13 06:25:35

gimmecakeandcandy I just knew that someone would have a go at me about my not bf. I am not giving misinformation, In my post I clearly said that I DID breastfeed for over seven weeks and mastitis started on day three. it was recurring, I had issues with left breast, still do, trying to feed with right only at times. I tell you what, why not give me your address and I will see if I can send you my medical notes? Oh no hang on a minute it is nothing to do with you is it,

Winniepooh23 Sat 12-Jan-13 07:42:32

gimmecakeandcandy will give you a biscuit instead. Will that do. We don't need another boob is best thread pet. Take yourself back off to one of them. Formula feeding mums are entitled to raise issues too. How patronising you sound and how stupid do you think other women are, that they might find the original post either misleading or a definitive position. I suspect women who are considering their options or choices with mastitis might look a little further into the subject before making a decision. You, my friend, were having a smug sneaky boast or a pop at the OP.

gimmecakeandcandy Sat 12-Jan-13 08:40:17

So nobody can say the info you give is incorrect? Don't be ridiculous. I am merely pointing out what you said was inaccurate, if you take anything else from that that is your defensiveness talking.

BertieBotts Sat 12-Jan-13 08:58:36

OP starlight is right, it sounds like the information you may have been given is incorrect, if you do want any help and support with continuing/increasing breastfeeding do pop over to the feeding board as the posters there are fab and very well informed. Am also a bit suspicious that she's recommending aptamil at room temperature, I know of course that breastfeeding advisors do sometimes need to advise formula but to advise a particular brand is very bad practice. Also, breast milk doesn't come out at room temperature, but body temperature! Still, I'd stick with room temp if your baby likes it, saves hassle anyway. But yes - I'm not sure about this advisor you've seen so just be aware there is other help and support if you want it, if you don't that's fine too.

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Pigsmummy Sat 12-Jan-13 11:20:30

Thank you very much for your tips and advice, I will try Ocado and as I haven't used them before I will get a discount on first shop and can add the items that I missed in my shop with those b@s#ards Tescos (there is always something).

But a gentle bugger off to BF promoters, this isn't a post about BF, it's a rant in AIBU about Tesco's, I don't need your input. I am no longer BF, I put that on my post btw so I don't need "support" thanks, I had all the support I needed from HV, midwife, consultant and one of the top breast specialists in the UK. I didn't put any "misinformation" on here and my ego isn't so big that I think my experience will influence others? It was personal to me and had nothing to do with my rant at Tesco's.

So thanks again to the majority of you, enjoy the snow!!!!

PickledInAPearTree Sat 12-Jan-13 11:25:05

Well said pigs.

Pigsmummy Sat 12-Jan-13 11:39:17

Thank you very much for your tips and advice, I will try Ocado and as I haven't used them before I will get a discount on first shop and can add the items that I missed in my shop with those b@s#ards Tescos (there is always something).

But a gentle bugger off to BF promoters, this isn't a post about BF, it's a rant in AIBU about Tesco's, I don't need your input. I am no longer BF, I put that on my post btw so I don't need "support" thanks, I had all the support I needed from HV, midwife, consultant and one of the top breast specialists in the UK. I didn't put any "misinformation" on here and my ego isn't so big that I think my experience will influence others? It was personal to me and had nothing to do with my rant at Tesco's.

So thanks again to the majority of you, enjoy the snow!!!!

Pigsmummy Sat 12-Jan-13 11:39:51

Don't know it came up twice - sorry

The only thing anyone should be concerned about, feeding wise, is is OPs baby happy with a full tummy after each feed? I presume yes-so, there's no issue is there? smile

DeepRedBetty Sat 12-Jan-13 11:45:53

So good you said it twice! grin

DeepRedBetty Sat 12-Jan-13 11:47:06

And changing the subject - it's tipping with rain here - could you send the snow down please! ddtwins are getting desperate.

Feelingood Sat 12-Jan-13 11:53:18

I'm sorry you feel you have to explain your feeding choices too.

Tesco's are arses I'm thinking of stopping shopping there completely.

diddl Sat 12-Jan-13 11:58:56

Hope you get sorted out, OP.

I can understand a restriction if it´s from a store, but to not clearly point it out is terrible imo.

I thought all online shopping came from a central warehouse, so shows what I know!

Don´t think it exists over here!

Wheels79 Sat 12-Jan-13 12:01:06

I noticed in Sainsbury's that they limited purchases of formula (made up cartons or powder I think) to 6 per customer. Thought it was a bit odd at the time.

Proudnscary Sat 12-Jan-13 12:08:35

How rude of anyone to question your feeding choices

And you are not BU, that's a very irritating policy

Sorry Pigs if I sounded rude! I just assumed that you were only FF (not BF at all), because of the quantity of milk you need!

You can make milk up in advance like this:

1. Sterilise bottles - I would prepare enough for the next 12-24 hours, so maybe 3-5?
2. Fill kettle with fresh water and boil.
3. Put 5 to 6oz of hot boiled water in each bottle.
4. Leave to cool until 70 degrees.
5. Add correct amount of powder
6. Cool VERY quickly. I like to use a tub filled with ice cubes and water.
7. Once cool, put straight into the fridge (not in the door). Use as needed.

DO NOT PUT INTO FRIDGE UNTIL COLD!! Putting anything warm into a fridge will encourage bacteria to grow.

You can warm them in a jug of hot water if your baby likes warm milk.

Just ignore those silly lactivists smile Anyone who judges someone for not BF (for whatever reasons) can piss off. You don't have to explain yourself to anyone!

BertieBotts Sat 12-Jan-13 13:01:22

Sorry, I misunderstood, I thought you were still mixed feeding. Was only trying to be helpful and wasn't in any way trying to say that's what you "should" do or anything like that. Sorry if I caused any offence.

Bosgrove Sat 12-Jan-13 14:36:11

Even when you go into store, some supermarkets won't sell the small cartons in bulk. I used powder formula when at home, but the cartons and steribottles when away (after going to Lativa when DS was 4 months and having a melt down as we couldn't boil a kettle in the hotel room).

Over the three year that my children required formula my DH and I have had to argue and reason with the till staff to be allowed to buy more than 12 in one go. Sometimes we had to both pay for 12 and then put them in the car and then go back into the store to buy more.

It wasn't every time (I think it may have been the rule but some of the staff used some common sense), the reason we were given was that they wanted to make sure that they didn't sell out of any one product and it was 12 max of any one item.

Pigsmummy Sat 12-Jan-13 14:51:02

I got all the milk that I wanted from Sainsburys today, Tesco have sent me an apology and £10 voucher (with no minimum spend). I still don't intend to sell FF on the black Market.....

I wonder what price you could get for it though on the black market.

Chunderella Sat 12-Jan-13 16:34:46

Know your place OP. You don't get to decide whether you were able to continue BF or not, that privilege belongs solely to lactivists who have never met you, never seen you breast feed and know nothing at all about your medical history.

And YANBU. However sensible or otherwise the policy, they should've told you about it. It makes no sense at all to let you pay for things they've got no intention of giving you.

PickledInAPearTree Sat 12-Jan-13 16:36:40

Imagines pig on a Chinese street corner with a brown mac full of aptimil...

FairyJen Sat 12-Jan-13 16:52:40

My ds is other way round will have powder but not cartons and he was funny about temp as well. He has feeds at room temp and his reflux has gone! smile

Another good thing about ocado is they only debit money from your account once shopping has been delivered and you have accepted it which stops nonsense about waiting get refunds and money to clear etc.

FairyJen Sat 12-Jan-13 17:10:29

Us anyone else wondering how much they can sell their formula for?

WhizzMcFizz Sat 12-Jan-13 17:35:53

Pigs my son has an umbilical hernia too and would only drink carton milk. I know his doctors insisted it wouldn't make a difference but giving him powdered formula was a disaster. Never had a problem with Tesco enforcing limits online and we always ordered at least 15. Guess it varies store to store ? Glad you got it from elsewhere.

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