Choosing & Using Baby Formula

For some new mothers, breast feeding is a challenge and in some cases, it can seem to be almost impossible. Stress, illness and previous surgeries are just a few of the reasons that a new mother may under-produce breast milk.

Some baby formula companies are using targeted marketing to attract customers lately. Similac recently came out with a version which they say is specifically designed for babies with fussiness and gas. Enfamil just came out with a variety that is tailored to the needs of a newborn baby from zero to three months of age.

You will know if your baby is not getting enough to eat because they are also designed to let you know in no uncertain terms that they are still hungry when your breast milk is done flowing. Other than "un-latching" and trying to latch back on, your baby will let you know with lip smacking sounds, rooting and, of course, crying and fussing.

There are different kinds of baby formula that is available in the supermarket but see to it that you have read the nutritional facts in its label before getting one. There is also an organic formula that is good to your baby's health. You can now purchase them online.

Life cannot get better than this. Here, you have a baby and a baby's needs as well as the best possibly opportunity to fulfill those needs. What is even better is that you do not need to feel any guilt whatsoever that you may be shortchanging your baby. It is not as if you are depriving your baby of the good stuff.

Organic baby formula is actually not more expensive than the other options, so you don't have to make your decision on price alone. You will have to decide on the best type though, and since there are several options, it can be difficult. The three main types are Parent's Choice, Vermont Organics, and Earth's Best.

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Most of these companies offer the consumer a variety of infant formula choices, from standard milk-based formulas, to soy-based formulas, to organic options to formula specifically designed for sensitive tummies. Please note that by signing up with them, you'll probably get a lot of junk mail.