Our DD is 4 weeks now and we are beside ourselves trying to locate good information on the two organic infant formulas that we've come across to nutrition guidelines. Baby's Only and Earth's Best. DD is currently on Earth's Best and is eating every 4-5 oz every 4-4.5 hours - which seem a lot to us.
We brought her home using Good Start from the hospital and switched with no issues.
We did a visual comparison between Earth's Best and Good Start... it appears that Good Start has better nutrition based on the label. But the added 'extras' scare the heck out of me.
I would love to hear thoughts, comments, guidance.
We want to give our DD the best start we can and we know that the first 6 months is vital in her development.
Thank you Cristeen!
A bit more of a back ground to help understand why we are FF. Our DD comes to us by way of an adoption agency. We met her exactly 1 month ago today, just hours after she was born and has been with us ever since. We only found out we were selected just a week before the birth, so we've had quite a wonderful surprise, with little time to pull together certain resources. All I know is we disliked the smell and ingredients of the formula she was on.
So, not sure if attempting to breastfeed without giving birth is an option, is it? Or donor milk... That's another topic.
We are currently using Earth's Best, I feel she is doing very well on it, but we are looking into Baby's Only based on the information/forum responses we are reading. I'll need to do some research on the probiotics you mentioned. Any recommendations?
All any of us want to do is do right by our children!
K ( aka )
Congratulations on your sweet little surprise.
I believe it is often possible to induce lactation if you are an adoptive mom. I don't know the details, but if you're at all interested in having a breastfeeding relationship, you could ask on the adoption forum here and those mamas will be able to point you in the right direction.
Congratulations on your new baby!!!
I don't know anything about formula, but wanted to jump in and say that IMO the two best probiotics for infants are Udo's Choice Infant Probiotics and Natren infant probiotics. They are made specifically with children under 2 in mind. We gave the Udos one to both of our kids.
Here are a few links I found on adoptive breastfeeding if that is of interest to you. One of my close friends did it, but she had a 6 month window before the baby was born. I don't know if that makes a difference.