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supplementing lucianna&jaxx's mommy Due August 16 (boy); 1 child; Binghamton, New York 26 posts
28th Aug

i currently breastfeed with no intentions of stopping but i have issues pumping and there are times where ill be away and daddy will have the baby or grandparents or if big sister wants to feed baby,,, doctor okd supplementing when needed last monday but im not sure which formula is best for this i want most mother like and best for baby anyone else supplement/ed ? which formula would you suggest? thanks

user banned 21 kids; North Dakota 3800 posts
28th Aug

I like both the Similac for Supplementation and Enfamil Premium. Those are the two that seem to not cause constipation or an upset tummy for my LO.

gone gone gone gone gone 4 kids; Ohio 4277 posts
status 28th Aug

I would use a gentle or sensitive formula. Similac Sensitive and Good Start Gentle both worked well for us when we needed to supplement....no tummy issues from either. Enfamil Gentle was another story...it gave him horrible gas and made him constipated.

Rachel♥sJon Due March 20; 49 kids; Iowa 1596 posts
28th Aug
Quoting lucianna&jaxx's mommy:" i currently breastfeed with no intentions of stopping but i have issues pumping and there are times where ... [snip!] ... is best for this i want most mother like and best for baby anyone else supplement/ed ? which formula would you suggest? thanks"


Just so you know, you run the risk of drying up if you start supplementing! I started supplementing when DS was a few weeks old, and was already having supply issues, so that didn't help.. I ended up drying up completely by the time he was 5 months old.. :( Anyways though, I used Similac the blue kind? I can't remember the name.. BUT Similac just introduced this new formula specifically for supplementing! I think it's called Similac for Supplementation or something! I don't what makes it different than regular formula, but if they had had that when I was supplementing DS that's what I would have used!

lucianna&jaxx's mommy Due August 16 (boy); 1 child; Binghamton, New York 26 posts
28th Aug
Quoting Rachel♥sJon:" Just so you know, you run the risk of drying up if you start supplementing! I started supplementing ... [snip!] ... makes it different than regular formula, but if they had had that when I was supplementing DS that's what I would have used!"

yeah i will onl need to supplement for about 6 hrs 2 days out of the week so hopefully it wont dry up but thanks im going to look that new formula up :)

lucianna&jaxx's mommy Due August 16 (boy); 1 child; Binghamton, New York 26 posts
28th Aug

nd thanks ladies for the advice! :) think im going too go with similac