Enfamil or Similac
Three months in and Baby Buck has completely drained my wife’s milk supply. We are now forced to make the tough decision, “What baby formula should we use?” I went to the InterWeb for help. How did we survive before Google?
Don’t know about you, but in my book, the formula that doesn’t convert Baby Buck into the Exorcist should be the clear cut winner. Sadly, after reading a few articles and comments, it looks like a split tape. Some folks swear that Similac works wonders while Enfamil makes their little one vomit. While another half said Enfamil did the job while Similac caused digestion problems.
Looking at the labels, they look practically identical. Nutrients, vitamins, and minerals varied by 1 or 2 milligrams. One comment would say Similac had DHA levels similar to breast milk while the one after that would say Similac’s DHA levels were sub-par. Adding to the on the fence camp, a mother chimed in by saying that all babies are different so you need to find out for yourself. I do have samples of both so we shall see.
Enfamil seems to be the bigger named brand, hence, the higher price tag. If all things are equal, I would choose the more economical, generic brand. Adding to this, Baby Buck has already sampled Similac’s ready to drink formulas without any vomiting or spit up. We would love to breastfeed Baby Buck for 6 months or a year, but with both of us working, it just isn’t possible. In the end, it looks like Baby Buck will be supplementing breast milk with Similac Advance. Let’s hope there are no more recalls.