Saturday, July 31, 2010

Infant Formula


How do you find the best infant formula, presuming that budget is not a restriction? Does the most expensive mean the best? Well, it is usually equated to that.


So does it mean if you can't afford expensive milk, your baby would be deprived of nutrients or the better stuff? Sounds like it...


It's kinda sad, isn't it? Since having AIR2, I've been pondering on what formula should I give her when I go back to work. The nursery do not want to take EBM, only formula. Well, I guess with many kids around, formula is easier to handle.


Milk prices have increased tremendously. When AIR was an infant, up to 12 months, we gave him 'expensive formula' as it wasn't THAT expensive at that time, and we had a family friend who was working in the company and was able to purchase it at almost 30% off the rack-price, and so that saved us a lot in the long run. Considering how much a baby boy takes, it definitely did save the pocket.


Now, the princess though doesn't drink much, but the substantial increase in costs, at almost 25% (and if compare this to the staff-price, it'll be almost 55%), THAT's ALOT of $$$!!


So, back to the question - how do you determine which is the best? Some have DHA-ARA and whatever-A and some gangliosides, some iron, some dunno what other enhnaced vitamins etc etc


Can it be concluded that the general rule of the thumb still lies in the more u spend, the better it is? ;p

4 comments:

LoveZahra said...

mmg kebiasaanya kita akan pk mcm tulah kan..lagi mahal lagi bagus..

like my BIL..his doter dulu masa bb xbleh minum susu mahal, ada jelah masalahnye so minum jela susu yg biasa..in school she's one of the bright student, spm yg lepas dapat straight 'A's..

so susu mahal/murah up2ulah to decide which 1 bestkan..as for me, i just take yg moderate xmahal/ xmurah sgt then tengok kesesuaian pada baby kita..but i do believe best formula mmg ada something extra..

reitak said...

logically mmg camtu la kan, quality best = mahal...but cam u said lah, it depends on kesuaian pada baby gak...

actually we don't really know what or how much of the stuff in the formula is absorbed and being utilised either.

Dancing Ciken said...

i pernah bagi S26 kat baby alya, dia rejecttt! mahal giler S26, RM70++. bila alya dah besar & kuat minum, i kena try sket2 FM apa yg sesuai untuk dia juga...

reitak said...

Jaja, mmg ur rezeki la, so far tak pyh kasi FM kat Alya lagi...
mula2 AIR2 mcm bagi minum poison je when i bg FM...now dah ok...