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Improved our lives!
on November 22, 2012
This is not an Amazon verified review, we bought ours at Target. Some things can't wait, even Amazon's speedy delivery can't be fast enough for baby crying hysterically.
I was a big skeptic! I used to think all these companies are the same aren't they? They use virtually the same ingredients, maybe they'll change it a little and then call it a different name, just like soda pop companies. How many colas are out there? And don't they all virtually taste the same?
But I guess babies are so sensitive, that even the slightest change in ingredients can change the quality of life for your baby and yourselves, the parents. Our baby left the hospital being used to enfamil premium newborn ready to use. So we continued with the ready to use, but he got fussier as the weeks went by. We then switched to the powder version cause the ready to use was too expensive, of course he was still fussy, and then we started to experience frantic feeding. Then our doctor suggested enfamil gentlease. It did not help, and the frantic feeding seem to have gotten worse. The spit ups were painful and the baby would get sticky cause gentlease is very sticky, probably due to the corn syrup ingredient? My baby would always wake up crying and seemingly in pain. After reading the reviews here, but understanding that all babies are different, I went ahead and tried Gerber Good Start Gentle with low expectations. The first time we gave it to him was around 11pm at night. The feeding went well, but I was being cautiously optimistic, so I didn't put much clout in it. Then something else happened, he slept till 4am in the morning! Our baby is 6 weeks old and sleeps at most 3 hours. During these 5 hours, there was the usually toss, turn, squirm, grunt, etc. but instead of waking up like he usually does, he would be able to get back into deep sleep. Well, I still remained cautiously optimistic until I see whether or not the frantic feeding has stopped. Man, I tell you we have experience major improvement in our feeding sessions! No more frantic feeding. Frantic feeding is like this.... I feed him yet he cries like he's in pain, If I stop feeding him, he cries cause he's hungry, so then I try again to feed him and he would be frantically sucking because he thinks the formula will make him feel better, but it does not, he's still in pain and crying hysterically, you try to burp him and nothing is popping... It is terrible to see your baby go through that. Ever since we switched to Gerber, we have yet to have one of these frantic feeding episodes, knock on wood!!! This is not a miracle, my baby will still spit up, colic at times, etc. But the difference now is that, it's just the normal cycles of crying, there is no pain. I used to see pain in his face when he would spit up, but now, he quietly spits up. There is no pain!! He would go about doing his cute baby faces, and then oops, formula would come out. After two weeks, I'm no longer cautiously optimistic, I'm now SOLD. This is our formula here on out and we've "subscribed and save" on Amazon. Like people say, not all babies are the same, but if you've got a baby struggling, then try it. The Gerber ingredients just might agree with your baby like it does with ours.
Thank you Gerber! And good luck to all the new parents out there!