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Old 04-18-2011, 09:04 PM   #11
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Wow! They have a newborn version now? Last I knew they had the infant and then Toddler. I am outta the loop!

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Old 04-24-2011, 03:01 PM   #12
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i've used it way longer than 3 months... hasn't hurt at all.
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Old 04-26-2011, 11:32 AM   #13
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A friend of mine has a ?5 month old? and she's still using it. I just gave her the samples they keep sending me and her DD is doing great!
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thread crashing- what if the hospital sent my foster baby home with enfamil newborn, and I already have lots of Enfamil Gentlease in the house. When the Newborn formula runs out, can I just start the Gentleease? Or should I continue with newborn? Thanks, experts!
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Old 04-27-2011, 08:08 AM   #15
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I think it would be fine to go to the Gentlease, BUT I think it is more expensive and then you might need to continue to buy that and not just the lipil. It all depends on the baby, some can switch formulas fine and others have a hard time. If it is a foster baby don't they pay for the formula anyways? If it was me I would use the newborn and then the regular enfamil lipil.
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THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE NEWBORN FORMULA AND THE PREMIUM INFANT (YELLOW CAN) FORMULA. The key difference, according to Enfamil when I called them, is the whey to cassien (probably spelled that wrong) ratio. My son can tolerate the newborn but not the regular premium and the pediatrician told me that we can use any formula we want as long as it has iron in it and is not soy-based since ds doesn't have any known milk allergy (I do. But I also have an allergy to soy so Thank God, ds doesn't... so far).
Premium lipil gives ds really bad gas. We only tried it once when I was having lactation problems but will NEVER use it again....he cried and passed painful loud gas all night long!
And ds flat out refuses to drink Gentlease...opens his mouth really wide around the nipple, starts pushing the formula out of his mouth with his tongue, and makes gagging noises. Very comical but I won't put him through it again.
Still using the Newborn, though not exclusively, at 4 months+ without a problem. (ds is breastfed during the day and formula fed at night. We are slowly weaning from Mommy to formula....will be solely on formula at 6 months.) Hope this helps.

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The only difference that I know of is the Newborn version has more Vitamin D. I have never used the Newborn version as it didn't exist when my kids were that age (it is pretty new). I would say to get whichever one is easiest for you. I don't think they are different prices or anything, so if you are paying out of pocket and want to do the Newborn for a few months and then switch to Infant that would be fine. However, if you are getting it from someone else (like in my case WIC) and they only give the Infant version I don't think your LO will be harmed or anything like that. Whatever works.

And, I'm not 100% but I think the a baby is considered a Newborn until they are 4-6 weeks old.
According to my son's pediatrician, a baby is considered a newborn til they turn 4 months old.
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According to my son's pediatrician, a baby is considered a newborn til they turn 4 months old.
Yeah I have heard this as well.
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According to my son's pediatrician, a baby is considered a newborn til they turn 4 months old.
I just googled it and it said an infant is considered a newborn until they are 6 weeks old. That is where I got the info from, as I wasn't 100% sure.
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Re: Enfamil Newborn vs Infant

I'm sure they're same-ish.

Newborns until 4 months, infant until 6, I believe. Baby after that, then toddler.

We used enfamil, mostly infant, but some newborn. but I couldn't get the newborn in the newer packaging (the bags, as opposed to the cans), as they were always sold out or something. So I just stuck with infant, I think, mostly.

I don't remember any difference in how my child reacted or digested it. I have noticed a huge difference between how she digested enfamil and generics though. But I won't hyjack your thread
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