As I’ve shared in the past, I’m really loving my breastfeeding experience with Arlo, but due to a hectic work schedule and a looming 4-day work trip out of town, my husband and I are trying to get Arlo to take a bottle of formula every now and then to supplement when needed. We’ve been slowly re-introducing Arlo to formula over the past few weeks (after a bad reaction to soy formula at 6 months old) with a half breast milk/half formula mixture recommended by many of the readers here on Baby’s First Year.
With my firstborn, I chose a formula based off the recommendations of several of my mama friends, and my initial instinct was to use the same brand again with Arlo, but I decided to do some research to see if there was a brand better suited to his individual needs. My best friend found the best formula brand for her son by trying several different ones and seeing how he responded to them (some caused him to be gassy, others he was reluctant to take) before she settled on a preferred brand.
So this got me thinking — how do most moms choose the brand of formula best suited for their little ones? Do they follow the recommendation of friends or their pediatrician? Do they try several like my best friend did? After the jump, check out what some moms on twitter shared about how they made the decision:
Many moms said that they stuck with the recommended formula provided by the hospital:
For other moms, wanting to use organic formula helped them make a decision:
And several shared their individual reason for choosing the best formula for their child’s needs:
What factors went into finding the right formula for your baby?