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Infant Formula - suggestions

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also. we use the concentrated formula for now.
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Shaner wrote: We used Holle. Expensive, but after lots of research it was the one we were happy with
Why Holle over Hipp or other organic formulas? I'm researching organic formula for first born and can't decide. Tia!
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greatphil wrote:
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Why Holle over Hipp or other organic formulas? I'm researching organic formula for first born and can't decide. Tia!
Honestly, I don't remember the details of why we went with Holle vs Hipp, although I do remember comparing the two. I believe there was a question of aluminum or some other metal in Hipp that I wasn't happy with. I also think there was an issue of higher sugar in Hipp. I can't say for sure. It was a year and a half ago that I compared the two. All I know is I was happier with Holle, although i'd use Hipp over any crap sold in stores in Canada. Breast milk is best, but it didn't work out for us and we had to switch to formula.
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For those of you who switched brands, did you slowly incorporate it or did you just change it up immediately?

Looking to move to the Kirkland brand. Switched to their diapers and wipes.

My 8mnth started on enfamil for 5mnths and switched to Nestle the last 3. Looking to save if possible without compromising my kids health.
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akswun wrote:
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For those of you who switched brands, did you slowly incorporate it or did you just change it up immediately?

Looking to move to the Kirkland brand. Switched to their diapers and wipes.

My 8mnth started on enfamil for 5mnths and switched to Nestle the last 3. Looking to save if possible without compromising my kids health.
We switched several times and just did it. No problems with our son - he ate the new brands without issue. Even going from premade (in the nursing bottles) to powder there was no issue.

Every child is different, but you hear many more horror stories because that's what parents like to share. Most babies will probably be fine with switching.
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TrevorK wrote:
Oct 3rd, 2017 10:03 pm
We switched several times and just did it. No problems with our son - he ate the new brands without issue. Even going from premade (in the nursing bottles) to powder there was no issue.

Every child is different, but you hear many more horror stories because that's what parents like to share. Most babies will probably be fine with switching.

Thanks. Will try a bottle soon and see how it goes.
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greatphil wrote:
Sep 18th, 2017 7:05 am
Why Holle over Hipp or other organic formulas? I'm researching organic formula for first born and can't decide. Tia!
We are using Hipp over Holle. Just because it was easier available to us and it contains pro and pre-biotics while Holle doesn't. But both are great organic formula that we prefer over any North American/Canadian formula. Expensive but worth it.
We exclusively breastfeed our baby but top up with Hipp whenever we are out and it's not convenient to breastfeed.
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where do you buy the organic formula Hipp or Holle?
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greatphil wrote:
Sep 18th, 2017 7:05 am
Why Holle over Hipp or other organic formulas? I'm researching organic formula for first born and can't decide. Tia!
I was exclusively fed Holle formula back in the day, and we just needed to top up, so I just went with Holle. Obviously the formula and sources are different now, and we also used Holle's new formula lebenswert bio, which was well reviewed and our daughter tolerated it well. We also tried a box of Hipp that my mom brought back from Europe, which contained probiotics, and she enjoyed it too. In retrospect I would feel comfortable feeding our kid either one.

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