We are still on the search for the perfect baby formula. I have already posted the link to reviews.com top baby picks & emailed them the correction on Enfamil Enspire. I will be updated this postbas we try more formulas. With all this rain, my fibro has been in full swing. The formulas we have tried so far are Enfamil Newborn, Enfamil Nutramigen, Enfamil Enspire, & Gerber Gentle. The Enfamil Newborn I started when baby became very dehydrated at 3 days old. When my milk came in, she couldn’t latch properly. She had 1 peed diaper & I rushed out & bought formula. She was down 20% & they almost hospitalized her. She threw up the formula & breastmilk, so doc assumed a milk allergy & So prescribed Nutramigen. 6 weeks later & baby still wont eat it & it gives her horrible, painful gas.
When I decided it was time to go back on my fibro meds & I was forced to seek work, I started researching formulas. Based on Reviews.com, we tried Enspire. It is a standard, cows milk based formula sweetened with lactose. She loved it! Didn’t seem to have any problems, but then she got a rash on her face. Then I discovered it wasn’t hydrolyzed &, based on baby’s rash, we went to #2 on the list, Gerber Gentle. She likes it well enough. I like that its partly sweetened with lactose. Doc likes that she eats it & tolerates it well. But WIC doesn’t allow Gerber because lactose is harder on the stomach, which doesn’t make any sense since breastmilk is 100% sweetened with lactose. They provide Emfamil Gentles which is 100% corn syrup. As was the Nutramigen. This isn’t natural for babies. And perhaps that’s why formula fed babies are more likely to be obese & develop diabetes, corn syrup.
The first ingredient in Nutramigen & Enfamil Gentlease is corn syrup. The first ingredient in Gerber Gentle is whey protein. The ingredients are listed in order of most to least, I take this to mean that Enfamil is mostly sugar, that can’t be healthy (except Enspire which is sweetened with lactose).
*update 6/16/17 we ran out of Gerber gentlease & used the Enfamil Enspire, BabyFry broke out on her face with big, angry bumps & diarrhea. WIC doesn’t approve of Gerber so we got Enfamil Gentle, when I opened the can it smelled like chemicals. When I made the formula, it smelled like butt!