Best formula to change to?

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DD2 is on SMA. Its not agreeing with her and we have decided to change.

So which is the best milk to go on to? We dont need stay down or dairy free or anything specific. Just something a little less rich!

My first was very vomity on cow n gate. We swapped on advice to aptimil and he and my following 3 babies all did fantastic on it x

Thanks. smile

Anyone else?

mungojerrie Tue 04-Dec-12 15:37:19

we have used hipp organic and both girls fine on it

FudgeyCookie Tue 04-Dec-12 20:42:51

DD didn't agree with SMA either, but we swapped to cow and gate and she is great on it. My hv said that we might have to try a few of them before we got the right one for DD but luckily she was fine on cow and gate

JiltedJohnsJulie Tue 04-Dec-12 20:46:57

Whichever one you do swap too, I'd make sure you can get it in your local shops. You don't want to be snowed in and the nearest place that sells the formula is the other side of town.

Both of my dn were fine on hipp organic too btw.

We switched from SNA to cow and gate. DS likes it and no problems with it here.

lurcherlover Tue 04-Dec-12 20:49:09

Just try a few of the small cartons of different brands, perhaps, then you don't waste your money on a whole box until you know it's OK?

Rachel130690 Tue 04-Dec-12 20:50:32

We switched from sma to aptamil and my son is great on it, hardly ever is sick.

Thanks. We are having a bad night tonight. (Havent got out to get new stuff yet.)

She seems to drop a feed around lunchtime and then want to make it up in the evening but then shes too full.

I think we will try aptimil first! Thanks all smile

BertieBotts Tue 04-Dec-12 20:52:34

Be aware aptimil is (or was?) marketed heavily to HCPs hence the bias towards it and people reporting their HV has recommended it etc. It's not necessarily the best (there isn't a "best" smile) and it happens to be the most expensive!

JiltedJohnsJulie Tue 04-Dec-12 20:53:40

Agree with Bertie.

addictedtolatte Tue 04-Dec-12 20:57:05

Aptimal was great for my two monters gorgeous children smile

RacHoHoHog Tue 04-Dec-12 20:57:42

We switched from sma to aptamil, on advice from the health visitor as bertie says. It was fine for ds1, Dd and although ds2 is breast fed we use aptamil cartons if we need formula for any reason.

Firsttimemum2012 Tue 04-Dec-12 21:05:32

I was told that aptamil and C&G are made by the same company and are effectively the same thing - apart from the price!

Hmm. Most expensive. Dont like that.

Aaaagh. Decisions. I just want a milk that is easy on her tummy. I should have just tried to breastfeed but I decided to cut out the stress that I had with DD1 (I dont know why I couldnt bf her, it just didnt work). Talk about guilt now sad

BuntysFestiveCollocks Tue 04-Dec-12 21:18:40

DS liked hipp organic. It also smells nicer than the rest

As someone else said, aptimil and cow and gate are the same formula in different packaging. They're made by the same people.

Think Im leaning towards hipp now (If my local sells it!)

When DD1 turned 1 I bought C+G follow on and it smelled so sickly sweet. I think she had one bottle of it before I chucked it and just gave her cows milk.

JiltedJohnsJulie Tue 04-Dec-12 21:36:22

Our local supermarket doesn't sell hipp but the chemist does so it might be worth having a nosey around.

Badvocsanta Tue 04-Dec-12 21:40:09

Aptamil

BertieBotts Tue 04-Dec-12 21:43:12

The 1 year plus milk has vanilla flavouring added confused probably why it smelled sweet? The infant/6 month plus formula is normal.

mumofthemonsters808 Tue 04-Dec-12 21:43:15

I changed DS from SMA Gold to Cow & Gate, despite MW insisting I persevere with the SMA I could not cope with his constipation and belly ache.He was fine on Cow & Gate, my DD adored SMA Gold but I think it was too rich for DS.

Yes, DD1 loved sma. No problems at all. But DD2 is windy with it, vomits it now and again, and yesterday and today has had runny poos.

We phoned OOH last night and MW said to keep an eye and that SMA was most likely the cause.

Is my HV going to cause a fuss if we change? I dont care really but would like to be ready for it.

So we got C+G today as they didnt have hipp anywhere near us.

Shes just had her first bottle and has brought it back up. Is this normal?

Shes also had very little apetite today compared to usual.

JiltedJohnsJulie Wed 05-Dec-12 20:06:32

Not really sure, hopefully someone with experience will be along soon though.

Do you think the problems are definitely the formula? Are you still under the mw? If so, I'd give them a call.

We called them the other night (well we called OOH and they put us through to the mw when they heard her age) and the mw said it was most likely the formula.

Shes had two more feeds (smaller than usual) and has brought a little of each back up.

She is now acting hungry, which the MW said would happen. Dont know if we are doing the right thing but we have started now so hopefully in a few days it will settle.

JiltedJohnsJulie Wed 05-Dec-12 20:29:22

If she is still refusing feeds and vomiting I'd call them in the morning and speak to them yourself smile

Shes not refusing at all now (she seems to make up for loss of appetite during the day in the evening) but if the vomiting continues I will call them. Thanks smile

So last night she slept through from 11.30 to 6.30am!! Not sure if it was the change in milk or coincidence.

Today she hasnt had reflux, has kept everything down, has had a yellow poo, and is a lot more settled. After one day on new milk!

Maybe its too good to be true though!

JiltedJohnsJulie Fri 07-Dec-12 08:44:22

Hope last night was as good.

Four hours and then four hours. Not as good as the night before but an improvement on every 2 hours.

She did bring quite a lot up after one but I think it was the wind. Its not happening too often to be worried though.

smile

JiltedJohnsJulie Fri 07-Dec-12 15:25:19

Glad things have improved smile

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