- No reflux or constipation problem.
- You don’t have to search for the scoop in the formula.
- The formula is very rich and heavy.
- Expensive than most other brands of formula
- Does not come in an air tight container packing
- Poop smells worse than other formula
Continuing with the series of reviews of formula, I will be reviewing NAN Pro Stage 1 formula.
Nestle NAN Pro Stage 1 is recommended for infants up to 6 months of age. Similar to other brands of formula like Similac, Enfamil, Lactogen etc, this comes in a packing of 400 gms and it is priced at Rs. 530/-.
I personally have not tried NAN Pro with my daughter. But know a couple of friends who have and my first hand information comes from my very own sister who has been using NAN Pro for her little daughter for 4 months.
Let me first begin by telling you all the good things about it. With most other brands of formula, one thing that mothers often complain about is constipation. Most of the babies who are formula fed get constipated once in a while because of the formula.
The good thing about NAN Pro Stage 1 is that it neither caused any acid reflux nor any constipation to my niece.
This formula was started when she was only 2 days old and has been on it since then. So far, there has not been any complain regarding tummy troubles.
The addition of probiotics and all the other nutrients makes it very rich and heavy. Obviously the good thing that comes out of it is that the baby takes time for it to digest and consequently the time between two feedings is prolonged.
Also, because it comes in a box packaging, you don’t have to dive your hand in the formula to fish for the scoop, which leaves room for more hygiene.
As far as the negatives of NAN Pro Stage 1 are concerned, the very first one is regarding the packaging. Similar to Lactogen, this one also does not come in an air tight container like Similac or Enfamil A+. To a lot of moms this is a little bothersome but other than that there is no problem regarding the packaging.
One thing that I remarked in my niece was that even my daughter has been formula fed from the very beginning. However, the smell of my baby’s poop is much more bearable than the smell of my niece’s poop.
This is, for what I think, is only because of the formulation of NAN Pro. Similac or Enfamil A+ and even Lactogen also did not give that kind of odour as compared to NAN Pro.
Last but not least, NAN Pro Infant Formula is much more expensive as compared to formulas from other brands. The formulation is not much different from others but I really wonder why there is so much of a price difference in all these brands.
If one expensive brand of formula gives me the same formulation as the less expensive one, why would I bother buying the one that leaves a hole in my pocket? I’d much rather purchase the cheaper one because once you start formulas, unless your baby starts eating solids, you have to invest in them every month.
So it makes much more sense to buy the one that is cheaper. Unless of course it suits your baby’s tummy as well.
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