So here is what i have been looking at
It looks like the big 3 for organic are:
Similac Organic (but that has a high amount of sugar, however it's cane sugar unlike other formulas which is often HFCS so that IS better, but not the best. Also causes constipation issues. I think that's what we're having. DS still poops daily, usually, but he seems like he's irritated and trying too hard most of the day, which makes me wonder if he's having an issue with this b/c we are currently using this formula)
Earth's Best: Good ingredients, sugar is from lactose, however they source from Horizon milk which is headed by the Dean company which may or may not have truly the best organic practices, etc. I don't like that, but I do like that a lot of the reviews like this formula. Another downside is the DHA that's added to it (and I guess all formulas, so the similac one too) the way it's processed or something is toxic. That really freaks me out.
Baby's Only: (Which we actually have a can of and bought from Whole Foods, but DS has never actually taken it. We tried this first when trying to get him to take a bottle to no avail, but he refused both this and the Similac organic at the time) This uses brown rice syrup as it's sugar source which says it's harder to digest than lactose... however, they claim that their % of lactose is closer to breast milk which makes it most like breast milk and easier for the baby to deal with the milk part. That's interesting to me! There is also no DHA in it (don't like that either, but I guess that's better than toxins?) but I guess they have a DHA supplement you can add? (Does that mean their supplement is safe or no?) This is also called a toddler formula, but I *think* that is only b/c they really want to promote BF for infancy and really, what toddler drinks formula anyway so that doesn't make practical sense...just political.
So now I am completely confused. I can't find my can of Baby's Only, but I am definitely thinking of switching from Similac to EB or BO, just not sure which I feel more comfortable with.
What are your thoughts/experiences?
I don't have much info on which formula is best-- but have you considered donor milk? There is a site (www.milkshare.com) that helps match up donors and recipients. Perhaps that would help your little ones tummy issues?
I know it sounds odd-- I thought it was weird at first as well; but lots of mom's do it! You can pasturize the milk at home, and request a blood test from the mama that you are getting it from.
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As for the DHA can you start giving LO fish oil? i started DS on fish oil when I started the formula. just a teaspoon a day. now he begs for the fish oil when he sees it in the fridge!
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