I need to start my DD on formula as I will be returning to work. When she starts she will be 8 months old.
The day care she will be attending provides s26 / s26 gold formula or you can supply your own.
For some reason I have a negative feeling about s26 but don't know why - think I must've heard something at some point.
Can anyone offer any experience or advice on this?
If it makes a difference my DD is currently breastfed 5 times a day and is eating solids. I will be changing to 3 breastfeeds / 2 formula feeds.
Thanks in advance for any help!
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21-11-2014 12:18 #1
Your thoughts on S26?
21-11-2014 12:41 #2
Is there a reason you are switching to formula rather than expressing bm?
Eta: sorry I don't know much but haven't heard anything bad about s26.
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21-11-2014 13:03 #3Senior Member
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We used S26 when we weaned (not the gold one). I warned because I didn't want to take time out of my work day to express. We had no problems but it does depend on the Bub. All you can do is try it.
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21-11-2014 13:05 #4
DS was BF for almost 9 months and went straight onto S26 after with no issues. We tried S26 gold but he got too constipated on it. We never had a problem with S26 and would use it again. I thought I would start with a 'popular' brand (as I had no idea about formula) first and if he didn't like it or respond well I would work my way through the vast array that is around. Lucky for us he was fine and spent 3 months on it before switching to cows milk. I would introduce whatever formula you are going to give way ahead of time so you can see if your LO tolerates it. GL x
21-11-2014 13:18 #5
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21-11-2014 13:23 #7Senior Member
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I tried my DD on it and she just wouldn't have a bar of it - I reckon it had a funky smell too. We went with Karicare but this was nine years ago. I know now a lot of people really love Bellamy's Organic (I think that's the tight name!)
If you can, try and buy smaller sachets to try bub on to see if they like the taste and their tummies can handle it, that way if bub doesn't like it, you aren't wasting a whole tin.
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21-11-2014 13:25 #8
If you at least give her a couple of weeks on it then I think you should be fine. I just know someone who tried to 1. introduce it a few days before CC (baby refused formula) and 2. Once baby eventually took it, she was intolerant.
I would introduce it gradually 1 feed at a time. I had a huge BM supply so it took me 4 weeks for DS to be completely FF. (I dropped 1 feed a week and replaced it with formula). So long as bub is happy and taking it fine for a few weeks, you should feel confident she will be ok at CC. x
21-11-2014 13:31 #9
S26 had (has?) a reputation for causing or contributing to constipation. That said, it depends on the child; I know heaps of babies who used S26 without a problem. It's a bit of trial and error when it comes to formula though. Sometimes you have to try a few before you find the right one - unless you find the right one straight away. Then, yay for you and bub!
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21-11-2014 13:50 #10
I've had all 3 kids on s26 lactose free (so 7 years experience with it continuously) and have had no issues whatsoever x
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