Made my daughter consipated and stinks
My daughter was having issues with bowel movements from 6 weeks old. I took her to see a different doctor as it was a Saturday arvo and we couldn’t get in to see our regular for a week or so. Long story short, he blamed the formula she was on and said she needed to be put on karicare soy.
This made her EVEN more constipated. She was screaming in pain after every bottle and she would only do number 2’s on this formula minimum every 9 days. In the 4 weeks she was on this she only put on 500g. After we swapped she put on 1.4kg in 5 weeks.
It di...dn’t matter how well or how many times I washed the bottles it would leave residue all over them, I was scrubbing them in boiling hot water multiple times with a bottle brush and scourer before sterilising them and they still had to be cleaned before I could use them. And as for mixing the formula, I had to shake for a good 5 mins because it would all clump into big chunks. No issues whatsoever with every other formula. I would stay away from this or any soy. Our paediatrician said there is absolutely no reason for a baby to be on soy even if they are lactose intolerant because there are other lactose free options out there. I would ask for a second opinion if a dr recommended this. I understand everyone’s babies are different and this was just our experience.
Looking for a vegan alternative! This works great
My daughter loves this formula! We’ve had no issues from the very beginning. Easy transition from breastfeeding.
It’s very sneaky that companies implement milk within our baby formulas knowing that dairy is terrible for our gut health, let alone newborn babies. I’m glad I’ve come across this.
Easy purchase from coles too. Very affordable
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Good but lumpy
We started using this formula because of a suspected cows protein allergy and some pretty horrible eczema. Since using it he has stopped vomiting and his eczema has largely cleared up. The only problem with the formula is that I can’t seem to make it without getting lumps which inevitably block the test, so I have been straining it every time I make it.
Our son was on nornal formula for the first few months of life. He constantly had the runs and a sore stomach. We switched to other brands over the next 3 months and nothing seemed to be working until I assumed he may be lactose intolerant so I wanted to try him on this brand. He came good within 2 weeks and started to pack the weight on. He's an absolute fatty now at 10 months. We really appreciated having this option more so mum because she can sleep better at night now.
we have choosen Karicare+Soy as we are vegans and were looking for vegan friendly option of formula for our baby.
we have started formula when babt was 6 months and Karicare+ Soy was our first formula we tried.
baby is 9 months and so far we are happy with our choice.
it is easy to prepare. water needs to be warm though.
baby seems enjoying. no side effects noticed.
Affordable, excellent quality
I've been using this formula for 8 months now after realising my dd has a dairy allergy. Easy to prepare, sometimes won't mix properly if its too hot or cold, great tin, easy to use. Really quite affordable which is excellent when its an essential product required for my daughter.
Great product for my little one at a great price. Living in a small town we don't have many options but this is great change to it as it's available at 2 of my local supermarkets where the one we used before was only available at a chemist and they don't open Sundays. The only down fall is they never go on special.
Great alternative to cow's formula
Baby is allergic to cow's milk so was recommended to try a soy formula. This is great as it doesn't trigger any reaction, and tastes much better than hydralised formulas.
It is as easy to prepare as any other formula and is a great alternative to cow's formula if you need it.
Hard to mix and led to constipation
My daughter had been using goat milk formula due to a dairy intolerance, which was extremely expensive, so while I appreciate the pricing of the Karicare soy, after just a week of use I have found that unfortunately it's very hard to mix through. There are clumps even with vigorous shaking for several minutes. My baby's poos have become like play-dough consistency after changing to Karicare soy, and she appears to be in tummy pain each day with constipation. Previously the poo was very normal for the past 6 months. I won't be using this again.
Its not as good as the s26 gold soy
Ive found with ALL soy formula its hard to incorporate together.. Ive been using Karicare Soy for the last week and a half due to a shortage of s26 gold soy formula because of the rebranding. Ive found that Karicare Soy doesnt taste like soy like the s26 gold soy does, karicare tastes abit watery..
Perfect for my fairy-intolerant baby
I’ve been using this formula as needed for my baby for about 6 months. He’s mostly breastfed, but we have the formula for those times when I’m out/unavailable for a feed. At first he didn’t like the taste but quickly got used to it. We haven’t noticed any negative side effects, and the scoop and levelling off part of the tin make it easy to prepare. The only thing I would say is that it would be great to have different stages like in other formulas, including one with added DHA.
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If they stopped making this, it's big trouble!
Coles, Woolies, IGA, etc. Try finding another alternative for Soy Formula. If it isn't for Karicare Soy I have no idea what my baby could consume being allergic to dairy. No constipation, no colic as far as I can tell. My baby has taken this for 2 years now (since off breast milk) and I guess my only concern is the speed of consumption at the moment! I have to buy a new can every 10 days or so! Would be nice if I could bulk buy this (for a cheaper unit price) somewhere.
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A great substitute for cow's milk
When we found out that our baby is allergic to dairy we decided to switch his formula to Karicare soy based milk. The formula is easy to prepare and easy on my baby's stomach. He has no problem at all with formula, his stool was normal. He is almost 2 years old and still enjoying this milk.
Easy to mix when you're up at 2am lol
My daughter has allergies to normal cow formula so Karicare+ soy is the perfect option for her. It is really easy to mix especially in the early hours of the morning (we all know how important that is). My daughter seems to love it and always is asking for more.
Only Soy Formula on Shelf
I could not find alternative soy formula for my toddler besides Karicare Soy. My toddler has been taking this since 8 months old. I will be very happy if the manufacturers could look at removing corn syrup solids from the ingredients. Price has been constant at AUD20 a can, thanks.
Suitable for my milk-allergy baby; no issues
Weaned off breastmilk after 1 year of feeding; had to combine this in bottle with expressed breastmilk for the first week to get baby used to the taste, as it's so different to BM. Baby seems to have milk allergy so cow's milk formula is out of the question at the moment (we have allergy testing booked in next month, baby gets terrible rash and hives all over face after eating tiny amount of dairy product).
Haven't had any constipation or gas issues at all; the only problem I have with this formula is the quantity advice on the tin - there ...is no way my (perfectly healthy & hungry) 1-year-old will drink those huge quantities each day!! Check with your doctor if you're not sure whether your baby is getting enough, and keep getting baby weighed to check they're on track .. esp over the time you switch from BM/formula, or between different formulas. I haven't tried other soy formulas, as this one is readily available at my supermarket, therefore the cheapest. I don't find it that hard to clean out the bottles (as others have mentioned); you just need to stick some detergent & hot water in them, and swish a bottle brush around, before wedging into the dishwasher. I still sterilise after that too, just to be safe. I don't think this is too much hassle - considering all the nutrients they get from it! Bubs is worth it .. just thankful there is a formula my baby can have! Was worried we would have soy allergy to worry about too .. but all good so far. Was surprised to find negative reviews about this product - if my baby had a negative reaction to this sort of thing, I would consult a doctor rather than assuming it's the fault of a dud product - there might be an underlying issue causing these problems and it would be awful to leave it unchecked!! If in doubt, visit doctor! Babies are too precious.
Questions & Answers
My 16 month old grandson has been on karicare soy formula since he was 3 months old due to severe cow's milk allergy, I live in a somewhat semi rural area but have access to both Cole's and Woolworths stores, my problem is that for the past 4 weeks all karicare formulas have disappeared from the shelves here, there are little notes saying temporarily unavailable, is there an issue with the product, because I have no choice but to give this child this product, not being able to buy it is a grave concern for me
You can try email or contact coles and Woolworths. Sometimes they can look into product stock and assist you.
Nutricia Careline T.Karicare+
Hi Cheryl, you can buy the Karicare Soy online at www.mumstore.com.au. Please contact us at the Careline on 1800 438 500 if you require further assistance. Warm regards, Caroline - Careline Nutritionist
We have had our son on soy formula since 6 weeks old, my question is he is now 2 years and 2 months and does not like regular soy milk which is calcium fortified, we feed him solids but are still feeding him soy formula at 2 years and 2 months so how long can you feed him soy formula?
My baby is 3 weeks old and just recently switched to Karicare soy formula. Used to take Aptamil plus.
Since taking Karicare, my baby seems to get hungry more often, like every 1.5 - 2 hours, while when he was taking aptamil, it could last him at least 2.5-3 hours. And his stool becomes more paste-like, compared to before.
Is it normal symptoms for taking soy formula?
Nutricia Careline T.Karicare+
Hi Lil, please contact us on 1800438500 or via www.karinourish.com.au (livechat/email). One of our midwives/dietitians would be more than happy to help. Kind regards - Nutricia Careline
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