Which Stage 3 formula should we go for?

Friday, March 16, 2007 1:06 am at 1:06 am 16 comments

Braedyn will be moving to Stage 3 formula soon once he hits 18 months so we have been busy comparing all the various options in the market and they appear to fall into 3 categories:

  • The budget category – Dutch Lady 123, Dugro and Fernleaf
  • The not-so-budget category – Enfagrow A+, Promise/Promil (can’t remember which was Stage 3),Β  Anmum and GainAdvance/Kid (also can’t remember which was Stage 3)
  • The “Most expensive = best” category – Pediasure

The logical choice would be Enfagrow A+ since Braedyn has been on Enfapro A+ and Enfalac A+ since birth (with a little bit of Isomil when he was very young) but when we compared the nutritional info with other brands, GainAdvance comes out tops in almost every vitamin, mineral, wonder DHA/AA, etc.

So why is Pediasure so expensive? Sigh….decisions, decisions…..


Entry filed under: Daddy's Corner, Food.

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16 Comments Add your own

  • 1. mom2ashley  |  Friday, March 16, 2007 9:44 am at 9:44 am

    i think all the milk are the same…some are expensive because they spend more on marketing, and advertising…i think whatever milk you choose depends on the individual todller/baby – whether by drinkin the milk, would it cause him/her to be constipated etc etc…if baby is fine..just stick to whichever that does not give him any probs πŸ™‚

    also….ashley is 21 months..i never thought of stage 3 formnula la…I better check the formula i am giving to her which will last till what age πŸ˜›

    Wah! Princess Ashley still on Stage 1 or 2 formula! Maybe that’s her secret to looking so cute!

  • 2. WS  |  Friday, March 16, 2007 11:02 am at 11:02 am

    Mom2ashley is right! That’s what my PD also said..all formula are the same..it’s the marketing gimmick only. As long as your todler suits that brand, stick with it to avoid constipation problem.

  • 3. sue  |  Friday, March 16, 2007 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm

    Hmm… Ivan’s on Karihome (goats’ milk)… which starts from above 12 months until 36 months, then baru change… But Pediasure I think someone once told me it’s for those children who cannot eat well…

  • 4. michelle  |  Friday, March 16, 2007 8:08 pm at 8:08 pm

    I went for the budget category, Nespray got prebio, supposely to help my boy to build stronger immune sys.

  • 5. Annie Q  |  Saturday, March 17, 2007 12:39 am at 12:39 am

    I’m giving my boys Neslac 1+ which is from 1 years old to 3 years old…that is recomended by my paed…
    Btw, u kena tag from me!! heheheh

  • 6. Angeleyes  |  Sunday, March 18, 2007 12:23 am at 12:23 am

    I gave Darrius the Dutch Lady Full Cream milk coz he rejected milk powder….. so far so good leh…

  • 7. huisia  |  Sunday, March 18, 2007 2:14 pm at 2:14 pm

    If Brae is ok with his food served, then i think it is not necessary to buy the Pediasure.

  • 8. shoppingmum and kids  |  Monday, March 19, 2007 12:46 am at 12:46 am

    I just simply buy. I’m on Enfa because Justin wants the owl T-shirt. And he tried Karihome, Isomil, Dumex, Nestle, and etc.
    I really just simple buy πŸ˜›
    BTW, I think cow milk’s the same too…

  • 9. Jessie  |  Monday, March 19, 2007 7:36 am at 7:36 am

    Claudia is 19 month olds now. She is on Isomil and Isomil Advance when she turn 12 months old because she is allergic to cow’s protein cows milk. She will have rashes all over. I guess all the mummy comments are right. Pick the one that your baby will drink it and do not create problems for him. I always thought the more vitamins it have the more flush it will be.

  • 10. nadia  |  Tuesday, March 20, 2007 3:45 pm at 3:45 pm

    I don’t think I can give any input here as Irfan will only turn 1 year old next month. Haha! Just get Brae a good milk lah. Expensive doesn’t necessarily mean it’s better. =)

  • 11. dragonmummy  |  Wednesday, March 21, 2007 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm

    When JS was on Nestle Nan 1 & 2 , I had difficulities feeding her, I switched to Enfa when she turned 1 and have been on Enfa since. And when I started introducing formula to WH when he was one, I also gave him Enfa coz that’s what JS was having .

    JS is still on Enfakid and WH on Enfagrow and Sustagen Junior. JS is a picky eater and the paed recommended Pedisure, but she doesnt like it, so we stick to Enfa. So I save a bit on that ….. she’s a milk bucket..can finish 1 can of 1.8kg milk per week… That’s like RM240 per month, plus WH’s will be another RM60…

  • 12. zara's mama  |  Thursday, March 22, 2007 11:36 pm at 11:36 pm

    Yeah loh.. why is Pedisure so expensive?

    Zara is on Enfapro, purely b’cos 1st time I gave her she took it. Never thought of changing it since she’s so fussy with whatever she takes. Hmm.. maybe I should though.

  • 13. zara's mama  |  Thursday, March 22, 2007 11:36 pm at 11:36 pm

    er.. I mean Zara is on Enfagrow.. not pro. πŸ˜›

  • 14. mom of three  |  Wednesday, October 24, 2007 2:23 pm at 2:23 pm

    I have 3 kids who were all exclusively breast-fed for six months. i’m an advocate of breastfeeding coz i think it offers the BEST nutrition and most of all – it’s FREE.

    after six months, all three of them had different milk brands coz my two older girls had constipation with the ENFA series so i switched from one milk to another. my 2 girls tried Dugro, Frisogrow, and now they’re settled on Lactum.

    my youngest (a boy), who’s got the best appetite of them all was on breastmilk, Enfapro, then Enfagrow. he’s very healthy.

    for me price doesn’t matter much except that some milks have DHA/ARA which can be good but not necessary.

    Go for the milk that ur baby will be “hiyang” with. all milk products provide essential nutrients and energy growing kids need. the important thing is ur toddler should be drinking milk (no evaporated or condensed milk please).

  • 15. irene  |  Thursday, December 20, 2007 8:29 am at 8:29 am

    My daughter, Maryshore, is on Promil Kid (stage 3). She likes it very much. She likes it better than Nan 1 & 2.

  • 16. Fiore  |  Tuesday, April 6, 2010 7:38 am at 7:38 am

    Hello mom, Pediasure is not a milk is a supplement for kids if u are looking for a milk for ur baby its right Enfagrow or gain plus


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