In an effort to find a formula that agreed with my newborn, I tried the Similac Advance. I had gotten some pre-made bottles and a canister of powder as samples and had tried the pre-made bottles with my daughter. To my dismay, the formula did not agree with her, she would spit it back up every time. I kind of figured that she wouldn’t like the Similic since my older daughter didn’t like it either.
Similac Advance has EarlyShield for immune support. You can also purchase it with or without Iron. Similac Advance has DHA and ARA for brain and eye development and is the only formula with the EarlyShield blend. Designed to be more like breast milk, it helps support your baby’s natural immune system and has calcium for growing bones.
What I don’t like about the Similac Advance is that it doesn’t say anything about it being easy to digest or gentle on baby’s stomach. This is another formula that neither one of my kids liked and is just sitting in my cupboard. I think that the Similac is much harder on baby’s stomach than most formulas and even though I have coupons for this brand and they come in different formulas, I don’t think I would actually buy this brand. I actually don’t know anyone that liked the Similac Advance formulas.
What I do like about this brand is that they do give you options for different formulas plus they come in new containers for easy use and storage. I haven’t bought Similac Advance and had only tried the pre-made bottle with my daughter but I know from the fact that she spits up most of what she takes in that she does not like this brand. I don’t think I would waste my money on it. I’m just wondering if the hospital had used this brand if my daughter would be used to it or if she would still get sick off of it. Either way, I still think that this brand is too harsh for babies.
I believe that the iron in any brand of formula generates a good amount of stomach problems for babies and most formulas come with iron in them, so why make them with extra amounts? Of course it could be some of the other ingredients in the formula that makes babies sick. Similac Advance is made with non-fat milk and soy oil plus other ingredients that I can’t pronounce. If you can’t pronounce an ingredient, how can it be good for baby? I think Similac Advance is one formula I wouldn’t recommend.