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I was just wondering if anyone had any suggestions on formula?
My 7mth old just dosn't like it and its making weaning really hard, does anyone have a soloution to this and what types of formula do you suggest :confused:
We have Lachlan on NAN HA 1 formula and I can't speak highly enough of it :D We initially used it because Lachlan suffered bad reflux...and now we have just stuck with it. It is one that is easy to digest - which cured Lachlan's constant constipation :o Maybe you could give it a try?
My babies used Karicare Gold. We liked this one and they had no constipation problems with this unlike S26.
We use S26 with no problems. I did switch to Heinz at one stage but it gave her terrible constipation! Switched back to S26 - all fixed!
Different bubs have different tastes - just like us! Maybe you could write to a few companies and get some sachet samples of different formulas rather than spending all the money on enormous tins. I think I've seen Karicare sachets in the supermarket too.
I had lots of problems trying to wean my son (until I fell pregnant again - then he self weaned!) But the only formula I could get him to drink was Karicare Gold. You can usually buy single serve sachets which are great if you just want to give it a try without buying a whole tin. It was actually recommend to me by a friend who also found it to be the only one her son would drink.
I've tried karikare and s26 but no go.
Not to worry i'll just keep trying
thanks for your help
I had a freind with the sam problem. I know this will be time consuming but in the end the oly way she got her bub to drink formula was to mix EBM with formula.
She only add about 5ml to very 20ml and incrased it over a few weeks.
I also had a bit of a problem with my bub drinking a few bottles of this formula then refusing so changing. But I was told by the ECHN not to staight swap but to mix them and gradually swap, I also rang wyeth What ever they are called S26 company as the gold has a bad smell to it and I was checking that it wasn't something wrong and she also advised me to mix them not staright swap.
In saying all that I find the best to be Heinz gold for my bub.
Hope you get it sorted.
I had a bit of a brainwave this morning. It might not be the formula that your little one doesn't like, but the way it is offered.
I know my little man refuse to take a bottle and couldn't quite work out what he was supposed to do with sipper cups (especially the ones with no-leak valves). I actually found that using a straw was the way to go. It took a few attempts for him to work it out but once he had mastered it away he went. We actually had to clamp our fingers on the straw at times so he would stop and breathe!!
So it might be handy to try a few different feeding techniques.
Hope it helps.
bub will drink juice and water out of a bottle and a sipper cup :rolleyes: so i might give the straw a go, can't hurt
I've used both Karicare and S26 but neither have been much good.
I used SMA from 6 weeks, though have used other brands when travelling to Canada and never got a complaint. Maybe DD just doesn't notice any difference. She had constipation once or twice but it was also 35 to 40 degrees out and some extra water sorted her out.
I admit I was overwhelmed by the choices available and variations and picked SMA because it was one the child heath nurse had suggested. And it was half the price of the others. I think it's made by Wyeth but is an older brand.
please help me! I have the same problem as you Jo, but my 7mth old boy wont even take breast milk. He is also refusing all solids so far :( I'm at my wits end because he is also biting me. The only thing he wants is mummies milk from mums boobs only! If anyone out there has any advise I'd love to hear it.
My DD refused the breast after her first try at a bottle, so I can't offer any personal experiences. But I know there are alot of different types of bottles and nipples out there and you might try experimenting with different systems - a different shaped nipple or of a harder/softer plastic.
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