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Aptamil profutura Smell

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GlitterandSparkle88 Sun 16-Oct-16 16:55:44

I've just switched from Sma pro to aptamil profutura and notice that there is a strong cheesy smell to baby's breath and spit up. Is this normal ? Also does the normal aptamil have the same smell? Never really noticed a smell with Sma

tiktok Mon 17-Oct-16 16:35:32

Call the helpline for aptamil on the pack and ask them. I think but have not checked that this version of aptamil has probiotics in it and these may affect the way the baby digests the milk. Hence the cheesy smell. But the manufacturers should know if it is something inherent to the product.

GlitterandSparkle88 Tue 18-Oct-16 09:37:29

Thanks spoke to them this morning and they say it's normal for the spit up to smell and mentioned all the so called benefits of the profutura milk but I'm failing to see the difference between that and original aptamil!

dementedpixie Tue 18-Oct-16 09:38:52

Is there a reason you switched to it? It's no more closer to beast milk than any other formula

GlitterandSparkle88 Tue 18-Oct-16 10:07:22

Yes health gusto advised we switch to aptamil as she thinks Sma wasn't agreeing with baby - he's had trouble with his poos. She advised aptamil as an alternative and I couldn't work out the difference between the original and futura and reached for the futura as it looked like it was the better of the two but after speaking to aptamil I feel like I've been had by the marketing as there is little difference between themconfused everyone I know how has ff has used Sma so aptamil is a new one to me

GlitterandSparkle88 Tue 18-Oct-16 10:09:08

Should say health visitor not gusto teach me for typing one handed lol

dementedpixie Tue 18-Oct-16 11:27:38

Aptamil is also one of the most expensive ones especially the new one. Cow and Gate has the same manufacturer but is cheaper. I ended up switching to C&G with ds and it seemed just as good

tiktok Tue 18-Oct-16 11:58:55

Can you ask your HV why she thought the change would help....I mean what specifically she thought would be different with a formula containing probiotics.

www.firststepsnutrition.org/pdfs/infant_milks_june13.pdf is a detailed, research-based guide from an independent source (First steps nutrition trust). In June 2013, they cited expert evidence that probiotic formula (and Atamil Profutura is one) should not be recommended. I don't know if anything has changed in the last three years - perhaps you could contact First steps and ask.

tiktok Tue 18-Oct-16 12:02:47

Updated 2016 report here:

www.firststepsnutrition.org/pdfs/Infant_Milks_September_2016.pdf

tiktok Tue 18-Oct-16 12:07:46

Hmmmmm. I am not sure that Profutura in the UK has probiotics.....it certainly has elsewhere, but the manufacturers don't seem to say anything about it in their UK marketing....so back to your HV!

GlitterandSparkle88 Tue 18-Oct-16 12:21:18

Thanks tiktok all she said was the colour of his poo looks like the milk wasn't agreeing with him and give aptamil a go. Otherwise he seemed quite happy on SMA and the more I'm reading about different formula the more I'm seeing that they're all the same really so wondering now if changing is going to make a difference? The health visitor and doctors don't seem to be very helpful when it comes to formula feeding there is lots of support for breast feeding and hardly any for us formula feed mums confused maybe that's just in my area but my health visitor makes me feel guilty for not being able to breast feed and just compares any feeding related issues I raise to 'well if you were breastfeeding'

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