When you have a child, you may decide to use baby formula instead of breastfeeding. There are so many different brands on the market today, it makes it confusing to choose the best one for your infant. You will probably receive sample cans in the mail from the major retailers: Similac, Enfamil and Good Start. You might want to try the different kinds to try to figure out which one your little one likes best. Some may cause excessive gas like Good Start did for our daughter. Or, you may find that some cause major spit-up, neither of which are desirable side effects of a feeding.
Some baby formula companies are using targeted marketing Abbott Baby Formula Recall Lawsuit to attract customers lately. Similac recently came out with a version which they say is specifically designed for babies with fussiness and gas. Enfamil just came out with a variety that is tailored to the needs of a newborn baby from zero to three months of age. Are these kinds better than just the plain stuff? It has been my experience that the generic is just as good as the major brands at about half the cost. And when you are buying can after can, saving a few dollars on each really adds up.
But sometimes you don’t have a choice when it comes to baby formula. Some kids are lactose intolerant and must have soy versus milk. Unfortunately for the parents this means a more expensive type of nutrition for your little one, but you have to do what is best for your child and if it means spending a bit more money, then that is what you must do.
The great thing about baby formula, in my opinion, is that it is so easy and convenient compared to breastfeeding. I tried to breastfeed my son but it didn’t work for us and we had to use bottles instead. It was so much easier mixing powder and water and he ate so much faster which gave us more time to snuggle and cuddle afterwards. With my daughter we decided to bottle-feed from the start and I am very happy with our decision and believe she is too.