How to choose baby milk?

(10 Posts)
SK2970 Sat 12-Dec-20 09:07:53

Does anybody have any advice on how to choose baby milk? There are a few different brands so how to know which is best!
BF not an option.

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FatGirlShrinking Sat 12-Dec-20 09:14:16

Just go for whichever brand they always have in your easiest to get to shop.

They are all much of a muchness because baby formula is so heavily regulated they are pretty much all the same recipe. The only differences are in the speciality ones.

Cow and gate factory also makes anti illegal for example.

Aldi do one which is cheaper than the rest by a little so I'd start there if you have a convenient Aldi.

Sanch1 Sat 12-Dec-20 09:16:36

It doesn't really matter as they are basically all the same. I used aptimel for DD1 at about £11 a tub as I'd heard it was closest to breast milk but that was all tosh, I used cow and gate for DD2 at about £8 a tub.

Lazypuppy Sat 12-Dec-20 09:18:38

We went for aldi as its the cheapest.

And it can be swapped for aptimil easily wheni needed the ready made stuff

Changedmynameagain1 Sat 12-Dec-20 09:19:40

We picked the one that was the most readily available should we ever run out. That was cow and gate.

Disappointedkoala Sat 12-Dec-20 09:23:03

What's in the local shop was our criteria. We use C&G as they go sell both the powder and the ready made bottles in both the shops within a few minutes walk. We also figured we'd start with the cheapest option and work out way upwards if it didn't suit.

FatGirlShrinking Sat 12-Dec-20 09:25:45

Actually I had forgotten that you need to take the ready made bottles into hospital if you plan to formula feed from start, they won't let you make them up with powder, so Cow and gate or aptimil are I think the only brands that do the ready made.

We started with Aptimil then switched to cow and gate when we realised it was cheaper and DD never seemed to notice.


SK2970 Sat 12-Dec-20 10:16:32

Thanks all!! Seems easy and not a science behind it 😂

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Oneandabean Sat 12-Dec-20 14:00:01

I used aptamil. Tried sma to start but the smell was horrendous. Got on great with the aptamil though. Don’t forget to get the newborn packs with tests for the hospital. It’s not just cow and gate and aptamil that do them, sma and hipp do them too

StaceImpactWfan Sun 13-Dec-20 10:59:38

I used aptamil with my first 2 but this one if I can't breast feed will be on hipp organic.

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