Powder Vs. Ready To Feed. Is The Powder Spreading Itself Too Thin?
Powder VS. Ready To Feed, For Bottle Using Mommies!
To those who aren’t breastfeeding, and use powder and ready to feed, or just one or the other, but have tried them both, have you ever noticed this little problem, or is this just happening with me.
We use the ready to feed Similac sensitive, and have been since the beginning, well we started on advance, but you know what I mean. We discovered fast that the ready to feed for twins, is quite pricey, so we bought some of the powder, and experimented with it. It seemed as if, the powder did NOT fill the girls up, the way the ready to feed does, and has a more watery consistency, which I would guess makes it less filling, and satisfying, making the babies need more, and/or going shorter periods between feeds. Has anyone else had this experience?
Then at the park I brought powder along since I was sick of wasting ready to feed while out, and having a heck of a time warming it up, soo…I brought two Avents (big mistake) and the powder, and I guess the thin consistency caused the Avents to be extra leaky, and the formula spill though way way too fast, because the flood gates opened an the girls got soaked (case in point, always use another brand of bottle especially when out to avoid this, because Avents are just plain terrible to start, but add powder and disaster will strike). Evenflos have been proven best to me, even with the powder, and they are dirt cheap to boot (See the April featured article for more on bottles).
Alright, so my dilemma is, how do you combat the costs of ready to feed, vs the non-quenched hunger of the powder? Even in adding more powder then recommended, it does little to help, so powder has become an only ‘out on excursion, only with evenflo bottles’, experience for our family. Granted the ready to feed costs a bunch more and I’m down at the mart for a new case every 4 days or so, I just don’t see a way around it as of yet, and the breasts are bone dry, so those aren’t gonna be of any help:)
Breastfeeding two to me just seemed like it would be virtually impossible, but thinking of all the money you would save with multiples, man oh man, but even without the twins strapped to my chest all day, my daughter is super jealous, so I guess formula from the start is the right choice for us. I had a hard time feeding only one.
Ok, anyone have any take or experience on this one? Oh and similac if you are reading, please send me some darn coupons. 1 every month or two just ain’t cuttin the mustard!
Toodles for now, moms and dads!