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which powdered milk formula 2 use there are so many

(20 Posts)
tinkisgoingtohaveagirl Mon 13-Oct-08 16:02:58


has anyone had any experiences with milk powder formulas

gladders Mon 13-Oct-08 16:26:00

The nutritional value is identical for all the milks from what I can remember?

Only reason I went for SMA is that it's what Mum had used for us!

Pruners Mon 13-Oct-08 16:27:05

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lillypie Mon 13-Oct-08 16:27:24

Hipp organic it's the cheapest and umm organic grin

lauraloola Mon 13-Oct-08 19:39:07

I use Hipp Organic as dd had a reaction to SMA Gold. I went for SMA Gold as thats what most people go for - Although after changing it seems a lot of babies dont get on with it.

flourybaps Mon 13-Oct-08 19:51:31

Pruners thats the advice I followed, my local tesco metro sells SMA gold so thats the one I chose...... not sure if I should have put more thought into it......

nuclear Mon 13-Oct-08 20:22:28

Aptimel (sp??) was quite good we switched to that from SMA as DS was having hard stools and it helped to soften his poo.

HV recommended it.

but i also agree that you need to get one that is readily available at your nearest store.

HeathersMummy Mon 13-Oct-08 20:23:28

When DD was born advice from midwife and HV was to go for Aptamil. Never had any probs and will use it again for DC2 [runs and hides from breast feeding police emoticon!]

lauraloola Mon 13-Oct-08 20:23:32

I thought that too but then had to change. Hipp is usually out of stock in most of my local supermarkets so I stock up when I find it. I currently have 3 boxes in my cupboard and never have less then 1!!

EdwardCullenCanHaveMysoul Mon 13-Oct-08 20:23:59

I second Aptimil, SMA also caused Dd1 to have constipation (unfortunately not available at our corner shop - bum)

poppy34 Mon 13-Oct-08 20:35:02

I use SMA and never had any trouble - found aptamil made her sicky/runny poo. that said if you read the back of box there is really very little difference betwen the major brands

poppy34 Mon 13-Oct-08 20:36:01

would also say it doesnt do to to be too precious about it for the running out reason (that said I've stock piled SMA to a ridiculous degree blush)

arena Mon 13-Oct-08 20:36:39

I also used Aptimil for my first child, and i would use it again.

hazeyjane Mon 13-Oct-08 20:39:46

I found Aptamil caused my dd2 to have explosive, stinky wind and poos ( sorry if tmi), I think it was the added prebiotics, as dd1 didn't have this problem, and she had it pre prebiotic!

I switched to hipp organic, because it was the only one i could find without them. It is also cheap, and if your local supermarket hasn't got it, you can order it online, from Hipp.

constancereader Mon 13-Oct-08 20:41:07

I used Aptimil but if I had to buy it again I would go for the cheapest one.

poppy34 Mon 13-Oct-08 20:42:12

hazeyjane don't think sma has prebiotics in - similar issues iwth dd on aptamil and like you assumed it was prebiotic related

cheekysealion Mon 13-Oct-08 20:44:11

Farleys or aptamil

RGPargy Mon 13-Oct-08 20:44:25

I switched from BF to FF when DD was around 5 or 6 months. I use Cow & Gate because it's what i used with DS when he was a baby after switching from SMA as it made him constipated.

pattymc Mon 13-Oct-08 20:45:46

Aptamil recommended by midwife and never had any problems for us

Ineedsomesleep Mon 13-Oct-08 20:46:03

They are all the same from what I understand. Don't pay extra for added ingredients like prebiotics because they are unproven.

You may want to ask in the bottle/breastfeeding section peoples experiences of feeding with different formulas, as I've heard some Mums say that their baby has been windy with certain ones.

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