Enfamil vs Similac

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Just curious who uses Similac and who uses Enfamil?

Enfamil
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48%
Similac
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52%
 
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Postby Ashley » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:53 pm

I EBF'd for 2wks and was having some issues so the pedi recommended Enfamil Premium. He is very gassy but other than that no major issues. We will be switching to Similac Advance EarlyShield because he is now on WIC and that's who they contract thru here so I will see how that goes, hopefully nothing majorly different. I've been lucky he has not been constipated yet and I hope he does not.
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Postby tazswife » Mon May 10, 2010 5:46 pm

I tried to EBF, but never got enough milk in to keep up with Phoenix. The hospital brought us Enfamil Premium and we love it. He doesn't have any spit up or reflux issues, and when he gets gas, we add infant Mylicon to his bottle. It's working perfectly!
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Postby SWCBWIFE » Tue May 11, 2010 11:53 am

LOVE Similac....DS didnt agree to well with Enfamil....Spit it up alot...switched to Similac and he was fine from there.
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Postby plumeriamommy » Wed May 26, 2010 9:36 pm

At first I was bf'ing, but when Lola came down with RSV, she flat out refused, so we went on to Enfamil, which was what I used for all my children (my oldest ended up on Prosobee due to colic).

Anyhow, Lola was on Enfamil but she was throwing it up pretty bad. I never used Similac bc my oldest had a bad reaction to it, so I swore to never go back.

Although, this is not on your poll, we are using Good Start and it has been working great for Lola. Plus they are cheaper and have better coupons/checks.
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Postby shortyfitz » Sat Jul 03, 2010 3:24 pm

I tried BF as well and had a lot of trouble, so when I got home from he hospital, I decided to pump a couple times a day and add formula to supplement. I choose Enfamil because that is what I had been given from the hospital as a "gift", so I tried it. She seems to love it. It keeps her satisfied a lot more than my breast milk.
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Postby MrsSmith107 » Thu Jul 08, 2010 8:05 am

we also wanted to breastfeed, but Juliet didn't handle breastmilk... then we tried Similac Advance Early Shield, but she didn't handle that, either...
now she's on Similac Alimentum (after finding blood in her diapers after breastmilk and the AES and finding she has a protein allergy).
She has done wonderfully on the Alimentum!
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Postby afdani1984 » Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:27 am

Like most of the others who replied, we wanted to EBF and unable to due to a few issues. I started supplementing to get Joey's weight back up, hoping I might be able to get him back to just breastmilk but it didn't happen. He eats too much for me to keep up with. We started him on the enfamil premium the hospital gave as a gift but just recently switched to the Target brand (up & up) version of the enfamil gentlease. He was extremely gassy on the premium and having poops that were waking him in the middle of the night. It took a few days on the new stuff but we're down to 2 or 3 poopie diapers a day and he is much less gassy.
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Postby amvogel » Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:45 am

We started Ella on Enfamil Premium Lipil (EPL) when she was about 6 weeks. Right away she started up with horrible relux, so we slowly started mixing 1/2 EPL and 1/2 Enfamil AR. She's finally out of the reflux stage so we slowed her back to 100% EPL, and have had no problem with it.

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Postby Kristyn » Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:39 am

We've tried every major formula extensively with both kids and I find Enfamil A+ to be the very, very best BY FAR. It mixes so much more easily and my kids didn't have the weird colored poops that Nestle caused. I don't like similac bc it doesn't mix as well.
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