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(11 Posts)
SpikeMomma Tue 16-Aug-05 12:33:35

Can anyone advise which formula is best to use in their experience? Heard SMA can cause constipation. My friend and i were discussing it - she bottle feeds, i breast feed, thought it was worth asking about.

hermykne Tue 16-Aug-05 12:40:05

i breastfeed dd, and put her onto aptimil.
dd didnt get any formula, would take it.

Kelly1978 Tue 16-Aug-05 12:43:07

I think it is a matterof trial and error. My older two were weaned onto cow and gate, which was fine for them. The dts were really unsettled on it and I'm fairly certain it was giving dt2 excema. They have sma wih no probs. My oldest refused point blank to drink sma.

Chandra Tue 16-Aug-05 12:47:43

After breastfeeding I tried Cow&Gate, Farleys, Soya formula and some variants for hungry babies of the same brands. Cow&Gate was the worst with difference, DS crying in pain with constipation and it was under this milk that his eczema started. Farleys was OK, soya didn't make a difference but now I know (through consecuences) that it was not exactly a good idea to introduce soya that early. Aptamil was a saviour, constipation disapeared and the eczema was slightly better. HTH

QueenOfQuotes Tue 16-Aug-05 12:49:08

I fed SMA to DS2, on occasions when they didn't have the normal one in stock at Tesco we tried other brands and he was fine with all of them.

It was my DS1 (who was totally BF) who had the constipation issues LOL

oooggs Tue 16-Aug-05 12:49:10

DS was 4 weeks early and I had to breast & bottle feed for a while due to exhaustion. In the Transitional Care unit he has on Aptimil. I continued with this at home. Very pleased with it.

Chandra Tue 16-Aug-05 12:49:16

P.S> Having said that, I believe that there's a perfect brand for each different baby but IME most people who tries Aptamil sticks to it.

Lizzylou Tue 16-Aug-05 12:51:47

I breastfed then went onto probs at all.

jessicaandbumpsmummy Tue 16-Aug-05 12:57:49

Personally, having fed Jess SMA Gold from 4 days old.... i wish i hadnt! She was SO sick! Switched her to progress milk at 8 motnhs old and sick stopped!

anchovies Tue 16-Aug-05 13:00:47

I breastfed then swapped to aptamil at 6 months on HVs suggestion

Janbo25 Tue 16-Aug-05 13:02:09

i think it is trial and error if switching from breastfeeding, aptimil is the best to try with due to the consistency being the most similar to breastmilk, my ds was advised to be given that whilst I was in hospital and couldn't feed him. But otherwise sma, cow & gate etc i think are personal choice.

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