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Choosing a Formula For Baby

Most new moms are familiar with the formula freebies or unsolicited coupons that come in the mail soon after delivering a baby. Mothers who breastfeed exclusively will never have to choose a formula, but the rest of us do. Some get hooked on the brand that is handed to them at the hospital. Others pick one out of the blue. To see how I chose mine,


My first born did not start consuming formula until she was nearly nine-months-old. I chose Enfamil Lipil because I had seen it everywhere and it looked like a reputable brand. Not much research went into this decision, but the formula worked well for her so I decided to try it on my son as well. Unfortunately, it caused him to be constipated and fussy. On a friend's recommendation, I bought the purple label Nestle Good Start.

She tried numerous formulas and found it was the best for her son. Eager for my son to have regular diapers and a happy tummy, I gave it a shot. Once again, we were disappointed. I feared I was in for a formula conundrum. Then another friend came to visit and brought her can of green Nestle Good Start with her. I tried a bottle and bingo — it worked! Filled with natural cultures, DHA and ARA, this cow-based-milk formula had finally done the trick. My boy went from pooping every four or five days to every afternoon.

How did you choose your child's formula?
How did you choose your formula?

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