Some parents striked lucky the first time they tried any formula milk with their baby but my Aisyah is a bit fussy. Now that she’s over 2 months old I figured it’s ok to establish some routine alternating formula and breastmilk with my baby. I’m not weaning her off my milk but I’m not great with the pumps and it actually hurts using it (hey, I tried!), so before I start working in February, I’d like to get her used to some formula milk. I would still feed her after I come home from work though, as long as I could.
So, for the past 3 weeks I tried establishing some routine and it ended with my baby spitting out the formula I try to feed her. I tried to give each brand a week to find one that suits her best – Similac Advance managed to last for a couple of weeks then she starts spitting it out recently and wailed desperately for my breasts! Then an idea came to mind, why don’t I try tasting some of the formula on my own? If I find it horrid how can I feed it to my baby right? So I bought another brand – Mamex Gold this morning and mixed each one for tasting session. I sat down with 3 different cups, each about 3 oz and begin to taste them one by one.
Results? Out of the three above, Enfalac tasted most bitter. Similac has a slight bitter taste with distinct smell bordering nausea, and Mamex win in taste department. It was quite palatable, and I could finish it compared to the other two. Is it because Mamex is the most pricey among all? I don’t know, but I straight away fed my baby Mamex Gold and she seems to take it well. I won’t nail it just yet, let’s see how baby react in terms of passing motion and stool. Just hope this one ends my search for now or I would have to assess more formula milk just to get it right. 🙂