- 12-ounce cans (case of 6)
- A blend of DHA and ARA
- Iron fortified partially broken down proteins
- Babies 0-12 months
- For babies with fussiness or gas
My son totally rejected it – Tastes awful
We even tried a couple times to mix it with the regular Enfamil he was used to (he was having it for a month) but it only took him seconds to taste the Gentlease Enfamil and spit it out.
We tried it ourselves and in fact it tastes completely different from the regular Enfamil and also from the Similac that we still had at home. None of them taste good, but this is one is really awful!
Maybe he was so used to the regular Enfamil that he wouldn’t take it no matter how it tastes but the fact is I was totally disappointed with this product.
By the way, since he refused to take it, we simply don’t know if it would help him or not with gases.
Get a sample from your child’s pediatrician
Gentlease has 1/5 the lactose of milk-based formula
Next… The World Health Organization recommends exclusive breastfeeding until six months of age. But here in the U.S. after your 3 months maternity leave, are you able to pump enough and store in a refrigerator at work? And you might need formula anyway as we do. I mention this because some imply their formula is as good as human breast milk.
We’re blessed with twins. They started out colicky and we found that Nutramigen worked at that time. They got through that phase and we’ve been using Gentlease and solids. After they’re a year old it will be all solids. Our pediatrician recommended Gentlease. It has 1/5 the lactose of milk-based formula.
I really researched formulas. There are even organizations promoting the sale of human breast milk and there are organizations wanting to stop the sale of human breast milk for fear of health hazards that the FDA cannot control. No matter, those offering breast milk do so at prohibitively high prices – nothing charitable about it.
All the brands that I’ve seen have DHA and ARA, nutrients found in breast milk that promote brain and eye development, iron which is necessary for growth and many more ingredients. The government requires them to have certain ingredients. The major brands do not seem highly differentiated to me except for their specialy models. Gentlease is one of those. I have purchased Gentlease in different size cans and cases and am still using it with my twins.
Gentlease is one of the special formulas because it has a much lower amount of lactose as well as broken down proteins to make it easier to digest.
The prices vary and so do the size of the cans and the number of cans in a case. Unfortunately, I haven’t seen Gentlease in big cans at the big box stores. One can also check at the local pharmacy or grocery store for comparison purposes. Keep an eye out for coupons too. You’ve got to keep constant watch for the best price, and there have been times when the Amazon price prevails.