Apr 6, 2008 6:13AM
For a whole load of reasons & ages thinking, OH & I have decided we will be formula feeding baby rather than breastfeeding. Is anyone else not breastfeeding & if so, how have you decided on which formula to use?
Apr 5, 2008 5:11PM
Hi, I only breastfed for a couple of weeks with DS1 and then only 5 days with DS2 - found it really difficult - was in agony and didn't get any support. This time round I'm going to try again but won't beat myself up so much if I have to formula feed - anyway, with my other two used SMA gold I think it was = they were fine with it - would def. use again....
all the best, chelle
e.d.d 4th July
Apr 5, 2008 5:19PM
i didnt breast feed with my son and wont be with this lo i also used sma and will be using it again but didnt try any others with him so cant really give any advice on other formulas.
Apr 5, 2008 5:27PM
Hi sorry to but in...
maybe a stupid question but I was just wondering that if I am not able to brestfeed my baby for whatever reason am I expected to provided the babys formula at the hospital after the birth.
Apr 5, 2008 6:08PM
I'm not going to breastfeed and we are going to try SMA Gold. It's what my mum used with me and hubby's mum used with him.
Havana - I think they give a choice of two formula cow and gate or SMA at the hospital.
Apr 5, 2008 6:39PM
This will be my 3rd baby and I will attempt to bf again, but if that doesn't work out then I will again use SMA.
Apr 5, 2008 8:11PM
Thanks Jellyfishpink, At least that's one less thing to pack in the baby's bag. Just hope that I have no problems bf. If I do then i'll be taking zoey85 advice and letting the baby choose.
Apr 6, 2008 5:27AM
hi there,i am gonna try 2 breastfeed but if it dosen't wrk out i will use cow & gate as its the closest to breast milk.Its the only formula with pro biotics in it just like breastmilk.Also formula fed babies can suffer with hard stools (nice!)but as cow & gate contains the pre biotics their stools r alot softer and easier to pass!I used this make when i switched frm breast to formula ith my daughter.I only know all this cuz my mum wrks for cow & gate but their website it quite good for info xx
Apr 6, 2008 6:13AM
my local hospital makes you take your own formula (in those little cartons) but they supply the bottles.
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