Childhood Diseases

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Posted by: Jessica | 2010/04/20

Q.

Nan vs Lactogen

Dear Doc

I have tried reading up on what would be the best to use. I am expected to give birth end June and won''t be breastfeeding.

I have heard that in general, babies are fed with Nan - however many of them later find that they have to switch the formula due to various reasons, such as cramps, vomitting, or the formula not filling baby....

A friend suggested i try lactogen rather for it is 1) cheaper and 2) makes babies fuller? with lesser complications

Can you please assist me in what would be the best to with? I am very uncertain as to what to feed baby.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

You should start your baby off on NAN if this is the brand you are familiar with. Most babies do very well without any problems on this formula.

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Posted by: Athi | 2016/06/26

Is Nan fine for Big Babies? I heard it makes Babies huge, Should I use Nan or Lactogen?

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Posted by: Anonymous | 2016/07/17

In my opinion babies gets huge because they are fed too much food or Formula. Dont think is has to do with the formula itself. NANand Lactogen is good

Posted by: Anonymous | 2016/06/07

What can I used for my 6 weeks baby?. I started with S26 and Lactogen but she's still costipated the only thing that comes out is wind when she want to poo.Please help it's sad to see her crying everyday

Reply to Anonymous
Posted by: Sumit | 2016/04/23

I am giving Lactogen 1 to my 5 months babies since 1st month but haven't seen any problems so far. I think the lactogen formula is good for babies.

Reply to Sumit
Posted by: angel | 2014/05/21

my baby boy is 2.5 months i mix him breast and formula bt he started to be constipated. i am using nan

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Posted by: Lallie | 2014/05/09

My baby is now almost nine months old. When he was on S26 0- 6 months he wasn't constipated, but when he started with the 6 - 12 months he started to be very constipated. I have switched his formula to Lactogen now and I hope it will work for him. He has been on Lactogen for almost a week now... How long would it take for him to get used to Lactogen and for me to start seeing a change?

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Posted by: Wanangwa | 2013/08/17

My baby is currently 7 months and is mostly bottle fed. I started off with NAN, and it was great, but the baby started refused it after a few weeks. I later on switched to lactogen, and i have noticed that she is less constipated and she took it without any problems. Plus its much cheaper than NAN.

Reply to Wanangwa
Posted by: Beth | 2010/04/22

I have a bouncy 8 mths old son and I started him with nan he was fine for 2 mths then he was constipated feveryday it was sad to see himm cry cos he cud not do no 2 till I changed him to lactogen and the results were marvelus I don t know when last I saw him constipated I guess i all goes with babies..try him with nan then u will c how he handles it....

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Posted by: Beth | 2010/04/22

I have a bouncy 8 mths old son and I started him with nan he was fine for 2 mths then he was constipated feveryday it was sad to see himm cry cos he cud not do no 2 till I changed him to lactogen and the results were marvelus I don t know when last I saw him constipated I guess i all goes with babies..try him with nan then u will c how he handles it....

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