I was giving my 6 month old baby the Enfamil milk powder and was satisfied with it until I heard about the controversial recalling of their Gentlease Lactose formula. Though the brand tried to patch up, I discontinued the product and was not prepared to take risk. Now I am feeding my baby with Similac Advance Infant Formula with Iron and by far this is a reasonably good milk powder. What matters more is that it is safe and unlike the Enfamil it does not have any trace of foreign particles in it.
I am of the view that the Enfamil and Similac are comparable and give almost the same results. However I find two main distinguishing characters. One is that the Similac has tremendous potential to deliver the calcium in readily acceptable form and it is observed that the calcium in Similac is absorbed 50% more than any other formulation. This facilitates in developing strong bones and teeth. The calcium is very crucial in formative age of toddlers. So Similac scores over Enfamil in this aspect. However the Similac does not instantly dissolve unlike Enfamil. Sometimes they form irregular lumps and mass that stays at the bottom. So simple mix and shake operation will not give desired results. To counter this it is advisable to run them in a blender to make the consistency smooth and uniform.
The Similac is formulated to imitate the mother’s milk and the ingredients are carefully chosen so that they deliver the nutrients in the desired level. This is only a infant dietary supplement and don’t replace it with breast feeding. The Similac Advance Infant Formula with Iron is fortified with the special nutrients DHA and ARA that are present in the breast milk. These are responsible for boosting the growth of brain and stabilizing the mental health. Besides it also plays an important role for developing strong vision and eyesight. In short it has everything that is required by infants to kick start a healthy life. It is definitely wholesome and nourishing and it does not cause any side effects.
This has an ideal well balanced composition of vitamins, minerals and proteins required for a strong and fit body. This also increases the immunity and the resistance power of toddlers. Moreover it tastes good and my baby loves it. This has a very subtle flavor and it does not look artificial. The proteins aid in digestion and do not cause any constipation.