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SMA Staydown Formula for Reflux

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stargirl1701 Fri 01-Feb-13 19:08:28

I was advised to use the formula today by GP. On the tin it is very clear that it has not to be made up it the normal (NHS approved) way. It states, repeatedly and in capitals, that it must be made from chilled, sterilised water not water above 70 degrees.

I called GP back to check whether I should follow the NHS guidelines or the instructions on the tin. I got a different GP and he said to go ahead and make it with the chilled, sterilised water as indicated on the tin.

I know how dangerous formula is when made incorrectly so I'm concerned. Should I call someone else? Who? Help!

ilovepowerhoop Fri 01-Feb-13 19:48:20

could you call the SMA helpline and see what they say

ilovepowerhoop Fri 01-Feb-13 19:51:17

p.s. Cow and Gate and Aptamil do a reflux formula too

stargirl1701 Fri 01-Feb-13 20:09:56

Thank you. I called them. This formula contains precooked corn starch which makes it unsuitable for water at 70 degrees. It is inherently more risky so should only be used if really needed.

stargirl1701 Fri 01-Feb-13 20:13:29

I believe the advantage with the SMA Staydown is that it thickens in the stomach rather than in the bottle. It means you can use standard teats.

ilovepowerhoop Fri 01-Feb-13 20:15:22

they (C&G and Aptamil) also have a new milk called Reflux milk (rather than the Comfort milk) so it may be similar to the SMA milk.

stargirl1701 Fri 01-Feb-13 20:24:55

Both the new reflux milks by Aptamil and C&G thicken in the bottle.

Twinklestarstwinklestars Fri 01-Feb-13 20:25:56

The milk is fab though, my ds was so much better on it and hardly sick, my friend is using the aptamil one but is struggling to get hold of it because boots were out if stock and only they sell it.

stargirl1701 Fri 01-Feb-13 20:30:25

I got the SMA in Tesco. I hope to God it works.

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