Enfalac for newborn

Discussion in 'Newborn Baby and Infant Care (up to 12 months old)' started by P4nic, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. P4nic

    P4nic Member

    EnfaMama A+ is for mummy
    Enfapro A+is for after 6 mths baby
    Enfagrow A+ is for 1-3 yrs old toddler
    Enfakid A+ is for 3-6 yrs old kid
    EnfaSchool A+ is for 6 yrs and above.

    How about infant/newborn? can we get this in the mkt? i went to the website it is only for healthcare professional? so i need get them from clinics?

    Any feedback on Enfa series? i heard not bad.
    Is this better or similac better?
     
  2. apollo

    apollo Well-Known Member

    u can get it at any supermarkets. reason why they dont 'advertise' FM for infant below 6mths is becos WHO encourages Bf-ing for the 1st 6mths. Thus, no adv and no offer for stage 1 FM.

    IMO, every FM is the same. all has the standard (minimun) nutrients that a baby needs. Most impt is the FM must suit ur baby. the 'best'/ex or most nutrients FM doesnt mean might suit every babies.

    BF if possible. If u intend to fully bf, pls DONT prepare any FM at hm to 'tempt' u. :tlaugh:
     
  3. Kxmum

    Kxmum New Member

    Actually I prepared formula as back up even though I intended to fully bf. I am glad I did that cos my breast milk took a while to come..then for the first few days my gal cry and cry, suck and suck nothing came out..the formula came in handy, at least my gal was fed and stopped crying else I think I will just cry with her..but eventually my breast milk was enough and I stop feeding her formula.

    I think even when you are supplementing with formula, you shld continue pumping so that your body will register a demand and trigger continuous milk production.

    Brand wise, Think all formulas are abt the same..the only diff is the price..btw, the enfa series for below 6mths is enfalec. Occasionally there will be mummies trying to sell their formula due to over stock..can check out the tread :wong19::Dancing_hmm:
     
  4. PTB7476

    PTB7476 Well-Known Member

    it is available in supermarket but more exp than similac...i also heard that it is good...so intend to request for this at the hospital too
     
  5. P4nic

    P4nic Member

    ya i think i m gg to ask the hospital for some free samples too~
     
  6. apollo

    apollo Well-Known Member

    if i'm not wrong, there is no free samples for infant FM (under 6mth). correct me if i'm wrong =) but during the stay, if u nd to give FM to the baby, of cos they will provide. i heard some mummies even bring hm those instant FM from the ward. as for those tins FM, i dont think have. =)
     
  7. nightingale

    nightingale Member

    I'm using Enfalac A+ HA for my girl which is in the range for newborns - pediatrician recommended it when my baby had colic. It's available at major supermarkets - can try Giant or the larger NTUC. It is slightly more expensive than Similac / Nan etc.
     
  8. PTB7476

    PTB7476 Well-Known Member

    no no u got me wrong ...not sample but to feed the infant with enfa :tlaugh: i am choosing this brand for the baby to start with since i doubt i can BF him the 1st few days due to C sect or lack of milk :tlaugh:
     
  9. candy_ian

    candy_ian Active Member

    Actually I believe that as long as u keep stimulating your body by freq latching on there wld b supply. I had a c-section n I latch on my bb almost immediately. Your baby wld not b hungry immediately as what they have in reserves is sufficient for a day or 2. I'm not a soup lover so I have never drank any fish bone soup but am still total bfding till today.. Anyway then again if u r worried abt supply not coming in u can always ask them to feed formula first. U can request for a few bottles of ready made bottles upoon discharge
     
  10. PTB7476

    PTB7476 Well-Known Member

    you can latch almost immediately after C sect? did you opt for Epi ?? i going for GA so i dun think i will be sober enuff to latch :embarrassed: that si why i will ask them to feed FM 1st and of course i will also request a few bottle upon discharge as well... the bottle are good for storing BM :p
     
  11. apollo

    apollo Well-Known Member

    haha i think depends on individual. i opted for GA too and i was pretty awake right aft they woke me up. the nurses keep ask me to rest n slp but i just feel awake. but when i asked them to bring bb to me they said he was in warmer =(
     
  12. candy_ian

    candy_ian Active Member

    Yup I underwent c section via epidural. After ga probably 3-4 hrs later u wd b more alert n u can ask to feed your bb then.. They wldnt b hungry too immediately after delivery. :)
     
  13. PTB7476

    PTB7476 Well-Known Member

    will see how soon i will be awake :tlaugh:

    how long do they need to stay in the warmer ? hearsay at least 4hrs is it true ?
     
  14. PTB7476

    PTB7476 Well-Known Member

    yah that's what i heard they wont be hungry but i worry i will be hungry :tlaugh: cos no food for at least 8hrs before C sect :tlaugh:
     
  15. candy_ian

    candy_ian Active Member

    Yup I was super hungry.. Anyway take some candies when u r hungry.. :)
     
  16. apollo

    apollo Well-Known Member

    hmm try to schedule ur c-sect in the early morning. mine was 8am so i fast from 12amonwards. i had my 'last' but fulling meal at 11.30pm. but due to pregnancy, i still keep feel hungry and my sickening hub ate chocolate pie in front of me in the morning and told me hw delicious it was!!!!!!!!!!!!! HAHAHAHAA!!!!

    aft c-sect usually no fod for tt day. but my gynae let me eat as i said earlier, i was pretty alert and no sign of side effects..
     
  17. P4nic

    P4nic Member

    if go for natural with epidural can eat before tat?
     
  18. apollo

    apollo Well-Known Member

    if natural birth, i suggest b4 u headdown to hospital, go have a meal 1st. =)
     
  19. tigerlily88

    tigerlily88 New Member

    Is enfalac a+ gd for babies who have colics? my baby boy has colics..how was she doing after changing fm?
     
  20. apollo

    apollo Well-Known Member

    i dun think changing of FM helps. burp him aft feeds, apply ruyi oil on his tummy. if his colic is v bad, bring him to a pd =)
     

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