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Prepared bottle milk over powdered milk

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HZST Sat 05-Apr-14 12:18:16


Just wanted to share a bit of experience my husband and I had with our twin boys regarding feeding. They've had bottles from day one and were on Aptamil - the boxed powdered milk. They were ok on this for quite a while then started to get bad colic so we started the journey of Infacol, Gripe water then switched to Aptamil Comfort milk. This seemed to be fine for a while before they got bad again and we began to dread feeding them. I went to our doctor who let us try lactose-free milk even though he didn't think they were lactose intolerant.

Due to events we gave them already bottled Aptamil milk for a couple of days and they had no reaction to it at all and had the calmest feeds they'd had in a couple of months. It was the only one we hadn't tried and we only didn't try it sooner I think because we didn't think there would be such a big difference between the prepared bottled milk and powder, particularly being the same make. Since buying the bottled milk instead of powder they've been fine and were probably never colicky babies.

Of course this won't be helpful for everyone but thought for some cases it may be worth a try. If I'd read a thread like this when they were about one and a half months old it would have saved a good two and a bit months of worrying and stress over feeding!

Totesamazeballs Sat 05-Apr-14 22:02:36

Thanks! I will def try this if it happens with DC2.

rightsaid Tue 08-Apr-14 08:11:57

Having the exact same experience with my 9 wo. Cow and gate, not Aptimil though. Was on ready milk from birth for a week, went on to powdered milk for 3 weeks (still C&G) - screamy, colicky and constipated. Put him back on ready milk at 4 weeks and he's been so much better.

Vastly expensive compared to powder but a small price to pay, IMO. Just to endorse your experience!

I guessed that the process of dehydrating the milk into powder makes it harder for some babies to digest.... But pure speculation.

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