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Formula milk - pro and cons of different brands

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gingerbic Wed 31-May-06 12:15:45

My baby has been having sma almost since birth but she does seem to get alot of colic. i've heard that some brands can produce more colic than others - any advice on which brand is best?

mommie Wed 31-May-06 12:22:43

not sure about colic, but my hv recommended aptamil cos she said it meant babies were less constipated. i found it fine with mine tho' it is quite calorific. i have never heard of a milk connected with colic. aren't there colic reducing bottles you can get?

Iklboo Wed 31-May-06 12:34:56

DS is fine on SMA - try changing your teats?

ladymuck Wed 31-May-06 12:36:31

I thought that Dr Brown bottles were meant to be good for colic.

Seona1973 Wed 31-May-06 12:55:25

its whatever suits your baby really. My dd was fine on sma but have heard a lot of comments about other lo's not being happy on it and switching to different milks to help.

CADS Wed 31-May-06 12:59:08

What exactly do you mean by colic? Do you mean crying all day especially a couple of hours after feeds or in the evening/late afternoon? How old is she?

DD had colic between 5pm till 10pm which was on and off crying from birth to 8wks (duration reduced and by 6 wks it was only from 5-8pm).

She also had crying spells & fussing during the day about 2hrs after her feeds, this was tummy ache & gas down to cow's milk intolerance.

SMA is known to be constipating and Aptimal less.

gingerbic Wed 31-May-06 14:12:57

she actually sleeps fairly well at night although after her night feed she seems to wriggle around alot and makes alot of moany noises - not actual crying. Cries alot after morning feed. Also brings knees up to chest alot and nearly always brings up some (sometimes quite alot)of feed. Normally has a good burp during and after feed tho.

auntygiddy Wed 31-May-06 21:57:21

I used sma for DS and he was a very sicky colicky baby. Heard too late for him that sma may have contributed to this. DD1 and DD2 both fine on aptamil but grumpy between 6pm and 10pm in early weeks.Used avent bottles. However it does cost more (though what price a happy baby and therefore rest of family) and some babies are just designed to be colicky. Know mums who have swapped brands with no change and some have seen results - Good luck. Have you tried infacol?

Marne Wed 31-May-06 22:00:05

dd2 is on sma and no problems with colic as long as she uses MAM ultra vent bottles, maybe try a different bottle or a slower teat.

CADS Wed 31-May-06 22:03:00

Cow&Gate Omneo Comfort is one that alot of colicky babies have done well on.

dewmeadow Wed 31-May-06 22:25:20

was thinking of changing from sma to aptamil (sp?). do you think it'll upset DS's tummy?

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