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SMAs just the same as breast milk, right??

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lisad123 Thu 07-Aug-08 22:25:04

LOL something i heard today angry from an older lady to a new mummy!! She was saying she did try and BF baby but found she wasnt producing enough so was expressing to get her levels up but commented shes now FF. Lady said "oh well SMAs the sme as BM anyway" it took all my control not to go into a hissy fit blush
was also concerned as mum of LO said she has tried 3 different types of milk!

Bumperlicious Thu 07-Aug-08 22:26:10


Twinklemegan Thu 07-Aug-08 22:28:30

Haven't we been here before? (like a million times?)

I was actually about to ask if you have a death wish, before reading your OP.

Pruners Thu 07-Aug-08 22:29:33

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differentID Thu 07-Aug-08 22:29:35

Sadly most people don't think about what formula is made from.

differentID Thu 07-Aug-08 22:29:55

lol pruners

ajm200 Thu 07-Aug-08 22:31:14

That's what the manufacturers would have you believe. They made some silly claim about it being close to breast milk when my son was small.

He didn't think so though on the one occasion he was screaming with hunger between feeds and I'd popped out for an hour. DH was advised to give him a bottle and his tummy didn't take to it at all... he was ever so poorly.

I felt so guilty when I got back

SparklyGothKat Thu 07-Aug-08 22:31:31

please tell me it wasn't the same lady I think it is Lisad??

lisad123 Thu 07-Aug-08 22:32:53

not sure who you are thinking of but dont think so

DKMA Thu 07-Aug-08 22:33:46

Oh don't start all this again hmm

NiceShoes Thu 07-Aug-08 22:44:16

dont eves drop on conversations.mooooove on nothing to do with you apart what any mum chooses to do

lisad123 Thu 07-Aug-08 22:45:39

I wasnt eve droppping we were talking together, she was telling me and the other lady, who was eve droppping butted in and said it.

misdee Thu 07-Aug-08 22:47:25

she isnt judging that the mum is FF, lisad123 first dd was FF anyway.

just the whole marketing on formula.

didnt SMA used to say 'closer to breastmilk' on the tin about 8years ago? does it still say it now?

SparklyGothKat Thu 07-Aug-08 22:47:40

SMA is not the same as Breastmilk, why don't people see that.. Its a good way to feed your baby if you don't BF but its not the SAME!!!!!

lisad123 Thu 07-Aug-08 22:49:33

Im not judging the mum, her choice, her baby, but was shocked that people still believe its the same!

NiceShoes Thu 07-Aug-08 22:50:54

not judging?so why did you have a near hissy fit?price of bread?No you wanted to be preachey?

hf128219 Thu 07-Aug-08 22:51:46

Perhaps older lady was trying to reassure new mummy?

Tangle Thu 07-Aug-08 22:55:42

Taken from SMA's website...

"SMA Gold contains Alpha-protein†, a key protein in breast milk. The levels of Alpha-protein in SMA Gold bring it closer to the protein profile found in breast milk.

† alpha-lactalbumin"

"SMA Gold now has the closest whey protein profile to that of breast milk, making it the ideal choice for bottle fed babies, or to complement breast feeding."

Not that all terms are still relative, but the scale they are on is not defined....

ilovemydog Thu 07-Aug-08 22:55:45

course it's the same! wink

mazzystar Thu 07-Aug-08 22:56:38

the older lady was just trying to make the mum feel better.
i am sure she was not trying to proffer advice under the guise of being an expert
no hissy fit required, surely

lisad123 Thu 07-Aug-08 22:57:18

i didnt have a hissy fit though did I?! I didnt comment anything to the mum at all, or the older lady either. If someone wants to FF, that their choice, and tbh I FF DD1 from 4 weeks and DD2 had to have FF for 3 weeks while i was in hospital.

NiceShoes Thu 07-Aug-08 22:57:56


hf128219 Thu 07-Aug-08 22:59:31

the End!

misdee Thu 07-Aug-08 23:03:04

what a ,lovely story!

ChirpyGirl Thu 07-Aug-08 23:08:38

Next time ask them if they would drink SMA (usual answer 'of course'
Then ask if they would drink BM.
Tis very funny!

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