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Which is the best formula?

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ChocFudgeCake Tue 23-Jun-09 23:23:01

I'll probably bottlefeed DD. I'd like to have some formula ready at home for when I come back from hospital (and maybe I'm supposed to take it to hospital too). Which one do you recommend and why? Thanks a lot!

DitaVonCheese Tue 23-Jun-09 23:49:18

The one that your nearest late night garage/shop sells

AcademicMum Tue 23-Jun-09 23:52:56

Whatever's the cheapest these days?

ino Wed 24-Jun-09 09:28:12

I use Aptamil for dd3. I breast fed my other two. I chose Aptamil because my friends use it and say it seems to be gentler on the stomach.

I have come across a few idiots people who say Aptamil is 'closer to breast milk' which is, of course a load of rubbish - no formula is like breast milk. In fact I think formulas are all pretty much identical in composition.

ChocFudgeCake Wed 24-Jun-09 22:02:44

Thanks! That's good to know. With DS1 I used SMA because that was what he was given in hospital. I also thought that all formulas were more or less the same, but a friend disagreed and I never found out why. So I'll go to Sainsbury's and check prices wink

thisisyesterday Wed 24-Jun-09 22:06:42

they're all equally adequate.
give breastfeeding a go though, you might like it! (and it'll be a lot cheaper wink)

Lissya Wed 24-Jun-09 22:13:25

I use Cow & Gate and it's never been any trouble smile unlike some other brands I have read about in previous threads.

Danceswithchickens Wed 24-Jun-09 22:52:59

they're all crap. Which of course isn't helpful to you, but unfortunately true.

Dalrymps Wed 24-Jun-09 22:57:22

Ds was a bit constipated on SMA so switched to Aptamil and it suited him fine. Depends on the baby though, different ones suit different babies! I don't think any of the formulas are drastically different bit I personally think there are slight differences. I think they're all equally nutritional etc etc...

hazeyjane Wed 24-Jun-09 23:03:41

Danceswithchickens, you know your post wasn't helpful, so why did you bother posting such a stupid comment?

I found that Aptamil disagreed with dd2, I think because of the prebiotics, it gave her explosive diarrhoea. The only one I could find without them was Hipp Organic which was also the cheapest. I don't think any one is better than the other, but sometimes a different brand will suit different babies.

ChocFudgeCake Wed 24-Jun-09 23:18:51

Thanks again for your posts, except for Danceswithchickens' hmm of course. I guess she tried them all and her kids didn't do very well... I hope it's not the case. Anyways, I'll keep an eye on any reaction

GothAnneGeddes Thu 25-Jun-09 03:39:31

Dd had C&G 1 and then Hipp Organic. No problems with either but Hipp smells a lot nicer.

Used to feel guilty giving her C&G as it smelt so foul. Dd did not care and gobbled it all up anyway.

Plus Hipp is cheaper. However the packaging on the C&G is better as it has a built in leveller.

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