Formula: The First Years

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Name Brand Vs. Generic Formula

My daughter has been on Similac formula since the hospital. I continued to buy the Similac because that is what she started with. I've heard from others that the generic (Parent's Choice, Up and Up, etc.) are the exact same make-up of all the major formula brands at half the cost. What have been your experiences with name brand vs. generic?


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Looking for More Info on the DPA Baby Bottle Recall

Has anyone heard about the baby bottle recall? My father called and said that he had just seen the end of a segment on the news about baby bottles being recalled because of high levels of DPA. He didn't know the brand or any other information. I searched all of the news websites and couldn't find anything... We use Dr Browns Bottles. Please let me know if you have heard anything or have anymore information on this recall.


Nursing & Formula

I am the mother to a 7 week old baby. I nursed my 2 year old his first year...


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Trouble with Formula After a Recent Switch

I nursed my 5 month old for about 2 weeks and then had to switch to formula. We used Enfamil Gentlease due to a little reflux he had as a newborn. We recently switched to Enfamil Lipil. He did great reflux-wise but now seems fairly constipated. Lots of grunting and turning red when he tries to go every few days. Has anyone else had trouble using this formula brand? A suggestion for the constipation we have tried is giving him some Gerber prunes. This seems to work well but I would have to feed him it everyday in order for him to have...