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Baby formula - Best One?

(8 Posts)
Nicshev Tue 22-Dec-15 22:03:48

Hi smile

Was just looking for some previous experience and advice from you all!

I used cow & gate formula milk with my first baby and didn't really have any issues. Most people I talk to have said they would use Aptimil formula for their babies...

What's your opinions on the best formula?

Thanks smile

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Tue 22-Dec-15 22:07:04

Aptamil and C&G are made by the same company so are pretty much of a muchness (as my granny used to say)

LibrariesgaveusP0wer Tue 22-Dec-15 22:09:17

They are all the same. They have to be by law.

its like debating whether a granny Smith is better or worse than a Cox apple.

It's not like, say, chocolate, where there is good stuff and cheap stuff.

Aptamil has good marketing. Not a superior product.

DeltaZeta Tue 22-Dec-15 22:11:34

All formula milk in the UK has to meet the same rigorous standards.

Aptimal is more expensive so is generally seen as a premium brand. But it is made by the same company that produce Cow and Gate and is practically identical.

comeagainforbigfudge Tue 22-Dec-15 22:11:35

I was just about to use that phrase fblush

I use hipp organic. And one of my friends just changed her baby from aptamil to hipp. Just need to make sure it's available in supermarket near you.

bebo100 Tue 22-Dec-15 22:20:13

DS1 seemed quite happy with any brand we gave him and never minded mixing. We took him to Spain a couple of times and he was also happy with the brands we tried there so really don't think there's a lot in it.
Aptimal and SMA powder seemed to mix a little easier I thought than Cow & Gate and Hipp.
But to be honest if your baby is happy i'd just go with whatever your local shop sells.

Flingingmelon Tue 22-Dec-15 22:51:56

It's been a while but iirc SMA gold was a bit more likely to cause constipation when they're really little than some of the others.

Chococroc Wed 23-Dec-15 19:13:18

The best one is usually the one that you can get easily at a local shop. They're all pretty much the same, although some babies take to one better than others.

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