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Old 08-11-2011, 02:22 PM   #1
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Why not just buy sensitive right away, etc.?

We are looking to adopt in the near future (first phase of homestudy is coming upon us).

We are experienced with formula, but, it was limited since we were on WIC with our BS (and we started him on formula at 8 mo. old) and our FS received WIC as well.

With this baby, we have the choice as to which formula to buy.

Anyway, why start off with a regular formula when you can buy sensitive? Would sensitive be better for the baby with no reflux, etc.?

Also, where (and in what form) do you buy probiotics to add to the formula? How much do you give to the baby?

Is there a chart somewhere that lists the ingredients in different brands of formula online?

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Old 08-11-2011, 08:03 PM   #2
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Re: Why not just buy sensitive right away, etc.?

If we adopted again, I would just go to Similiac Sensitive or the Walmart brand of it (we've been having really good luck with their toddler formula). I know very few (but some) babies that can do the regular. I don't do probiotics and we had to switch formulas to walmart as my son had issues with it.
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Old 08-11-2011, 08:22 PM   #3
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Re: Why not just buy sensitive right away, etc.?

I wouldn't start with the sensitive. The main reason is most of the sensitive formulas have corn syrup solids as their first ingredient (it replaces some/most of the lactose). The only one I've found that doesn't is the Good Start gentle. I'm sure there are others too, you just have to read the labels.

I'm using Good Start gentle, and I wish I would have used it for my first. It works great for us. Sometimes I think you just have to try some to see how your little one reacts to it.

Most formulas now have prebiotics. I don't know about the probiotics though, maybe someone else will chime in on that. ETA: GS gentle has prebiotics, GS protect has probiotics

Good luck on the adoption--both our little ones are adopted.
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Old 08-18-2011, 07:04 AM   #4
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We will go s traight to similac senative for #3. The milk or lactose protien is further reduced in which it looks like there is less but in reality there isn't. We have had to use it with both kids.

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Re: Why not just buy sensitive right away, etc.?

We have never had any issues with regular formula. I would personally would always start with regular.

No idea about the probiotics- we didnt' add anything to the formula
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