Similac Alimentum

United States
July 6, 2008 4:32pm CST
All I can say is HOLY COW!! My daughter who is about to be 2 months old and she is apparently allergic to EVERYTHING. Between us and her pediatrician we finally have found that Similac Alimentum is the only formula that doesn't make her sick. She is finally not gassy, she poops more often, and she no longer pukes all day long. But my god is that stuff expensive!!!! $27.99 a can!!! It made me want to cry.... BUT, at least she is happy with it.
3 responses
@sedel1027 (17854)
• United States
6 Jul 08
Isn't all Similac formal expensive? I know my MIL was saying that what she was buying for our niece was $25 and it was either Enfamil or Similac. Good thing you found something that works. My son had to be on soy formula and we eneded up on the Nestle Good Start. Do you - or can you - get WIC?
1 person likes this
• United States
6 Jul 08
We do get WIC, but it is not enough to cover the whole month. Similac is a little more expensive, but this is the price for the SMALL CAN!!! We tried the Good Start Soy and it actually made my little one projectile vomit. It was terrible!!
1 person likes this
• United States
7 Jul 08
Both of my children are taking soymilk because they get allergies from regular milk. My husband's nephew was taking the Enfamil Nutrimigen plus all sort of medications because he vomits a lot. They tried many milk before settling with Enfamil. Now, he had outgrown everything and is eating good. Even though special formulas are very expensive, as long as the baby will be all fine and healthy, then is is ok. It breaks my hurt to see a child suffer or uncomfortable especially those that can't voice out what they are feeling.
@Sillychick (3279)
• United States
7 Jul 08
Wow- that is expensive. But worth it to know your baby is healthy and comfortable. My son was on Enfamil Nutramigen, which is similar to Alimentum, and almost as expensive. After a while I tried the lactose free and he did well with that. Luckily babies often outgrow a lot of the allergies and intolerances they have. Maybe talk with her doctor about that to see if you can check in a few months to see if she tolerates the regular formula any better. Congratulations!