- Manages colic fast, often within 48 hours
- Nutritionally complete, so infants can do what they do best – growing, laughing, exploring, and thriving
- Has DHA and ARA, nutrients also found in breast milk that promote brain and eye development
LOVE the Convenience (but not the cost!)
Anyway, I started out using the powder which was OK but I always had a problem with clumping and clogging the nipple which would then cause my daughter to scream at the bottle. Aside from the inconvenience, it was only good for 24 hours. Plus, in my research, I found out that almost all baby tragedies regarding any formula had to do with powders not liquids. Yes, buying the liquid is more costly, but Nutramigen is expensive anyway so what’s a few more bucks especially when child safety is concerned. It was roughly an extra 2 bucks a day.
The liquids are pasteurized and good for 48 hours which is a big timesaver. I have used the 13oz concentrate liquid, 32oz RTU can, 2oz plastic nursettes, the 6oz glass nursettes (LOVED those) and the 8oz concentrate in plastic bottles(more on those later…Boo!).
When Enfamil came out with these 8oz RTU bottles, I immediately bought them. The individual bottles are convenient and don’t take up much room. They are all foil sealed, cap-locked and boxed to protect from light. They have a fairly long shelf life so you can stock up (NB: if you order directly from Enfamil, as I did, the expiration was always 3-6months from the purchase date. I can not speak for other vendors.) When you do open them, you never have to worry about waste because of the small size. In the rare event that you do waste it’s only a few ounces not an entire can. The 6 pack case was also helpful when I needed to leave some at grandma’s house.
Incidentally, a caution regarding the 8oz concentrate bottles. I purchased the concentrate bottles at the same time as the RTU, however I noticed that the concentrate formula had these gray-black floaters in it which I never saw in other liquid versions of Nutramigen. Even after shaking well they still remained. I immediately called Enfamil to express my concern and they sent me a new case. This case had the same problem so, out of curiosity, I mixed it up and tried it. Although, it tasted and smelled like Nutramigen (which is God awful BTW, akin to asparagus and metal bathed in dirty feet) I was still concerned and did not give to my daughter. I asked them to replace the order with glass nursettes. In retrospect, my suspicion is that the floaters are iron particles that do not disperse well in the fat(like oil and vinegar) and thus are harmless, however I would still be wary. It is possible that Enfamil has addressed this issue since my purchase several months ago but I would stick to the ready to use formulas or 13oz concentrate cans.