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Similac for Supplementation is the first Similac formula designed for breastfeeding moms who choose to introduce formula. This formula has more prebiotics than any other Similac formula, along with the same benefits as Similac Advance, so it provides complete nutrition and a gentle introduction to formula.
I started baby on breast milk, however, my supply started decreasing so I decided to introduce formula to supplement the difference that baby needs for each feeding. We tried a few 4-pack of the ready for feed which seemed to be working fine but can be expensive so we decided to switch over to powder. Within a week of switching over to powder she started experiencing gas pains, became constipated, fussy, uncomfortable after feedings, and we even began to hear gas bubbles in her tummy along with experiencing difficult evenings due to all the discomfort baby was in. Not sure if the powder is made different but it definitely has a different reaction to our baby than the ready to feed bottles.
We tried the ready to feed first and then bought the powder for my mostly breastfed 12 week old. The ready to feed bottles are convenient, but she spits them up. However, if we make a bottle using the powder she doesn't have the same problem. Not sure if it is because of how they are made or if it is because they are stored in a warehouse before reaching a retail store, but she has had less gas and spit up on this formula than on a standard or gentle formula.
1 reply from The Similac Team team - 2 months ago
We would like to learn more about your baby's experience with Similac For Supplementation and hope you can give us a call when you have a few minutes to spare. Our team can be reached at 800-850-7677, M-F from 8:30am-5pm, EST & be sure to reference customer# 03646741 when you call.
I started baby on this to adjust from breastfeeding, incorporating formula with breast milk little by little. Within the week of using it my son was an unhappy baby. Constantly crying, fussing and screaming in pain. We tried gas drops and gripe water and nothing was relieving his pain. He went about 3 days with no bowel movement. I can hear his tummy bubbling with gas but nothing was coming out. My poor baby was suffering. We recently switched to a sensitive tummy formula hoping this helps.
1 reply from -The Similac Team team - 3 months ago
We know finding the right formula can be a challenge, but our team is here to help. Feel free to give us a call so we can learn more: 800-850-7677, M-F from 8:30am-5pm, EST & be sure to reference customer# 03630808. Thanks, and we hope to hear from you soon!
I was really hopeful to try this formula with my 5 week old son to supplement BF every so often as I go back to work. However within 2 hours of the first feeding (less than 2 ounces), lasting for the next 4 hours, my little one had severe and forceful vomiting of everything that went into his stomach and was just miserable. I have used the Similac Sensitive in the past and while he had some extra spit up and gas on that one, it didnt have any of the effect that this formula did on the first feeding. I was really disappointed but I guess it just happens sometimes. Maybe with babies with sensitive stomachs in any way this isnt a great choice?
1 reply from -The Similac Team team - 3 months ago
We would like to learn more about your baby's experience with our products and hope you can give us a call when you have a few minutes to spare. Our team can be reached at 800-850-7677, M-F from 8:30am-5pm, EST & be sure to reference customer# 03619404 when you call.
He only had 2 oz and it was terrible, screamed and cried hysterically on and off for a good few hours. Caused so many gas pains. Had to give him a probiotic to help relieve some gas bubbles. His stomach was hard and wouldn't even take a binkie to help soothe.
1 reply from The Similac Team team - 4 months ago
We’re sorry to hear this and would like to learn more about your baby’s experience with our Similac for Supplementation. Please give our team a call at 800-850-7677, M-F from 8:30am-5pm, EST & be sure to reference customer# 03607873 when you call.
This is the only formula I can get my daughter to take. She has only been breastfed since being born she is almost 4months old and is just starting to take a bottle. The only downside is I can’t seem to find it in the 12.4oz cans that I could get help getting with WIC
Definitely recommend this product. My two previous children (6 & 7yrs old now) used Similac Sensitive I have a almost two month old daughter who had breast milk since birth. I did my research and wanted to find a formula that helped my baby transition to formula. She has not seemed to notice a difference in her milk. Very grateful this product has worked for my daughter.