Similac Total Comfort Infant Formula with Iron, Powder, 12.0 Ounces (Packaging May Vary)
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95 of 97 people found the following review helpful
on September 5, 2013
When my son was born in July, I had every intention of breastfeeding for a full year. I wanted to be "that mom". You know the one: She breastfeeds, makes homemade baby food from veggies from the CSA, bakes the best gluten free chocolate chip cookies, and is wearing her pre-pregnancy clothes before leaving the hospital.

My experience with baby #2 can be summed up in 4 letters. FAIL. By week #6, the little man was screaming 12 hours a day. I visited the pediatrician and received a diagnosis of allergic colitis. He recommended an elimination diet along with some medication to clear things up. After speaking with a dietician four weeks after eliminating dairy from my diet, I quickly realized I could not eliminate all the foods necessary to do a true elimination diet and stay sane. With my tail between my legs, I gave Similac Total Comfort a try.

While making my first bottle, I felt like the worst mother in the world... until he drank it. It was immediate. No more high pitched screams over a 1 hour feeding. He took 4 oz., burped, and fell asleep - for 3 hours! I wasn't convinced. But day after day after day he continued to eat, poop, sleep and eat again. I'm no longer scared when he wakes up from his naps. We have not experienced any constipation, however we are using a probiotic as recommended by the pediatrician.

This is a partially hydrolyzed protein formula with a corn maltodextrin base. I don't want this review to be a forum for a corn fight, so make this decision on your own. Gerber's base is whey, not corn, so if this is your bag, Similac is not the product for you.

Not all formula works for all babies, so this might not be the one that addresses your child's issues - but it's worth a shot. Breastfeeding is best, but if you can't live on a diet of rice and carrots, this product might work for you. My cookies are still lousy, the weight is not all gone and I couldn't breastfeed the way I wanted to, but my baby is happy and growing strong. In the end, that's the only thing that matters!
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on May 25, 2013
My daughter is 5 weeks and was already switched 3 times. My pediatrician said to try Total Comfort and I also switched from Dr. Browns to Similac Bottles. She was on Advance and Sensitive before. It took a few days for her to adjust. She seemed to get worse before getting better but now, she is like a new baby! I can finally relax a little.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on January 5, 2015
This is the ONLY formula my baby can eat. Everything other kind of formula we tried (and we tried a lot) only ended in her screaming for hours because of an upset stomach. This formula was a godsend! It DOES take a while to mix, but we found if we make a few bottles ahead of time and put them in the fridge, the chunks disappear.
I would NOT buy this formula from Amazon, however. $33 for one container?? We get ours from Wal-Mart and it costs $27. That's a $5 difference that really adds up.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on July 13, 2015
I've had my 5 week old on this formula for about a week now and so far so good. The Similac sensitive was making him way too gassy, and so far this has kept the gas to what I would call "normal". He still has gas but not nearly as bad as with the sensitive formula. As other have stated there are a few things to watch out for when you make the switch to... First this formula does get clumpy, but it is less foamy, so you need to shake the daylights out of it in order for it to completely mix. I try and do it 10-15 minutes before he needs it to keep the foam to a minimum, but not a big deal. The second is the smell and frequency of his poops. This formula definitely has a unique odor. I wouldn't call it bad, just unique. I think all formula smells like rotten milk, and this one is no different. No one says baby breathe is fantastic :-)... The last is the color, smell of his poop. It takes about 2 weeks for a baby to adjust to a formula change, and the first few bowel movements on this formula were "special"... Very dark and smelly compared to the sensitive. Some attribute this to the LO being able to digest the iron a bit better. Iron will turn your baby's poop a dark green color, and this certainly did that. It took a few days to lighten up a bit, but it is still very dark which my pediatrician tells me is completely normal. If you baby is still very gassy with the sensitive formula I would say give this a try, but be sure to give it a few weeks before changing again... And finally, there are very few pre-made liquid options for this formula so be aware you will be stuck with the powder in your changing bags so be sure to pack extra empty bottles and water for mixing...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on March 26, 2015
My son was sooooo fussy when he was a baby. I breastfed him exclusively for the first 4.5 months and he was the gassiest, gumpiest, gruntiest little baby. I had twins and around 4 months, my milk production started to not be able to keep up with their needs because i had gone back to work. I had eliminated many things from my diet: dairy, greens, legumes, etc to try to help his gassiness. I noticed that he was very sensitive to dairy, much more sensitive than his sister. So when i decided to start to supplement with formula, I tried this because it is whey based. (Most babies are sensitive to casein, not lactose in milk) I was disappointed that I couldn't find an organic whey-based formula, but i tried this one. Within a few days my son felt so much better by even halving his BM intake with this formula that i soon switched him over completely. He has felt great ever since. I highly recommend this if your baby is sensitive to dairy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on June 18, 2015
We started with Similac Advanced Ready to feed formula. But noticed that he had no BM for 4-5 days and very gassy. I started to look out for other options. Tried Enfamil gentlease but my LO didnt take it at all, maybe he didnt like the taste. Gerber constipated him. So finally i decided to give similac total comfort a try. Guess what? Gassiness decreased by 80% and BM every other day!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on November 5, 2014
Baby does not have gas or spit up anymore - thank you very much!
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on July 16, 2015
Good stuff. My baby has been using this since he has been born. Little gassy at first but I think that was his tummy getting used to food in general. Hasn't spit up at all. Very satisfied.
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on July 31, 2015
My daughter had bad acid reflux. This formula was the only one I find that minimized spit up and gas. I've seen a big improvement on her mood since using it.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on March 25, 2015
My baby used to vomit uncontrollably and frequently pushed away the bottle. Feedings were torture. After trying Similac advance,Enfamil infant, gentle ease, AR, Earths Best, and Alimentum, this is where we ended up. He enjoys his bottles now, drinks much quicker without fighting me, and vomiting has stopped (just little spit ups occasionally but not the forceful stuff he was doing before). His poops could be a little softer, but in putting rice cereal in his bottles so I think that might be why they are on the hard side. Not constipated though, goes every day. With subscribe and save, Amazon has best price!

Reason for four stars is because it does leave some clumps of its not shaken very well. I make a pitcher for the day to address this.
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