Enfamil vs Similac

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Just curious who uses Similac and who uses Enfamil?

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Enfamil vs Similac

Postby NicoleK03 » Mon Nov 09, 2009 4:32 pm

We are currenlty using Enfamil, just curious how many people use each and why you made that choice? We wanted to exclusively BF but were unable to. We chose Enfamil because that is what both of our parents used. :D
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Postby Bee-Jeweled » Mon Nov 09, 2009 4:39 pm

we starting using Similac after BF'ing didn't work out with a recommendation from my SIL. we used Similac Advanced at first but then had to switch to Similac Sensitive after about 3 weeks.
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Postby Liza24 » Wed Nov 11, 2009 11:40 am

Connor is supplemented with Similac Sensitive RS, it helps his gas and spitup issues.

we tried the Enfamil AR, but he HATED it
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Postby mspretty » Wed Nov 11, 2009 9:57 pm

I like you wanted to BF but I don't hv enough milk so we started feeding her Enfamil Premium but had to switch to Enfamil Prosobee since Cyan has reflux issues

Hospital gave her Enfamil so we never changed :)
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Postby Sherry » Thu Nov 12, 2009 1:57 pm

Same here....wanted/tried to EBF. Didn't work out. Pedi recommended Enfamil Gentlease and that is what we have stuck with.
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Postby JBAX » Thu Nov 12, 2009 4:53 pm

I too want to BF and was unable and we gave her Similac sesative rs, but recently with the doc approval we went to similac advanced-seems GreenLee has over come her issues with milk protein, YEAH I love that stuff DHA and ARA and also the Immune boost-Awesome, since I cant give her my milk it was the best for my family.
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Postby Jules123 » Sun Nov 15, 2009 10:16 pm

We've used Similac from the start. First, Neosure, and now that she's older we're using Similac Advance. :) Enfamil - we never tried! :)
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Postby Lindsey » Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:19 pm

We use Similac Alimentum.
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Postby sandyz1977 » Fri Dec 04, 2009 3:15 pm

I tried both and wound up with Nestle Good Start Gentle Plus. We LOVE the Nestle so far.
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Postby Nikkijames » Sat Jan 30, 2010 9:00 am

Enfamil, Similac gives her a tummy ache.....
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Postby mom2maddie » Sat Jan 30, 2010 3:17 pm

I also BF but do need to supplement from time-to-time and I use Similac Isomil as DS has horrible acid reflux. The Advance Shield and Sensitive killed his tummy.
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Postby Cayman4 » Sun Jan 31, 2010 2:09 pm

We use Similac Alimentum since DS has really bad reflux and spits up a lot. The hospital used Similac so we stuck with it and the doctor said to use Alimentum.
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Postby sugarstar » Sun Feb 28, 2010 1:14 am

We have tried both. I found the Enfimil to give her way way too much gas, so I switched to Good Start, which was okay for a while...till it constipated her too much, so now shes on Similac regular, which has less iron and it seems to be working great.
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Postby amy2009 » Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:54 am

I plan on using similac since i did with DD I found similac RS and got that ( not due till may) should I start with the similac advanced or is it okay to go with the RS?
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Postby Bee-Jeweled » Thu Mar 18, 2010 5:55 am

RS contains rice starch to thicken the formula for babies with severe reflux issues. i would only use that if necessary.

if you're going with Similac - the Similac Advance Early Shield is a great starter formula!
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