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Nestle Alfaré

Nestle Alfaré

3.0 from 21 reviews

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Didn’t work for us

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Was given a script for this after Paediatrician suspected our 4 week old son had milk intolerance due to constipation on normal formula. Our son developed severe reflux on alfare and vomited up clear liquid that smelt like vinegar. The formula is very runny so it may be that it comes up more easily than normal formula which is thicker?He was also up for several hours each morning crying with abdominal discomfort which was a new symptom on the alfare. Poos also very runny and extremely smelly. As a result we discontinued use of the formula upon advice from our paediatrician. Having said all this, he had no trouble drinking the formula despite its awful smell. No trouble mixing the formula either it dissolved well.

Purchased in June 2019 for $30.00.

Value for Money
Breastfed Child No
Easy to PrepareYes
Caused Unease / Sickness Yes
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Carol

CarolIpswich

Product Out Of Stock

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This formula is for babies with allergies and my Chemist has advised now for the second time in three months the supplier is not able to supply. My daughter is having to go to so much trouble trying to obtain a prescription for another allergy formula (she is now being asked to pay for the new prescription). How can a company justify running out of supply of a product that is medically required by babies.

Abdul

AbdulBrisbane

  • 2 reviews

Suits my darling.

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While we were on a holiday our little one was suffering from indigestion & we were clueless what could be the reason. On our return we visited our our doctor who advised to use Nestle Alfaré. We had no option but to try, i must say it did work though.

Alfaré - it's smelly but it works!

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LauraLou

LauraLou

  • 3 reviews
  • 1 like

Saved my little one from a world of pain.

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My LO has a severe milk protein allergy and was admitted into hospital three times for 'failure to thrive' if it wasn't for Alfare she would have continued to be unwell. It's been the only formula she's been able to take to and gain weight on. The only thing I do not like it the awful smell and that the formula clumps together and doesn't mix very well. Apart from that my daughter likes this formula, is gaining weight and is no longer in pain.


Mekdi

MekdiAddis ababa

Terrible in flavor

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My name is Mekdes and I am from Ethiopia. I have been using alfare this 2 days because my baby has some symptoms of milk allergy and his doctor recommended it but the taste is so terrible. My baby does not like it, he spit a lot and sometimes vomit. I hope he will get used to it and am seeing improvement. Thank you!


This formula saved his life

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My son was three months old when a pediatrician put him on this it had a putrid smell and it looked like yukky brown liquid but he was lactose intolerant and he had been having formula with lactose for three months he had soy etc but he would projectile vomit this formula saved his life


newmama

newmama

  • 3 reviews

does the job....just about

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Had to swap to this due to the fire causing no aptamil pepti junior available. This formula stinks, it also tastes disgusting in comparison to pepti junior. It has a terrible after taste. It makes my babies stools smell awful. It is extremely hard to mix we nearly break our wrists mixing it!
it took about a week for my baby to take to it she was very disgruntled, however I can't fault it in terms of my baby is healthy and still comfortable digestively.

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Laura

LauraBallarat

  • 11 reviews
  • 13 likes

Baby states at me like its acid

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Horrible. Even when I put vanilla extract in it my baby screams, spits it out and stares at me like its a I'd. This product scared my baby off the bottle. my ped. Advised it but an infant specialist laughed when I let her know what we had been prescribed and demanded or 12 week old go on neocate. It is certainly not for babies who have established a love for breast milk.

It's made a great difference!

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Discusting!

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Smells and taste revolting! why would they make a formula that is synthetic so foul! my poor 4M old doesnt' want to go near it and due to medical reason I cannot breastfeed anymore! gross!


Deanna

Deanna

  • 2 reviews
  • 3 likes

Infuriating!

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No matter what i try this will not mix properly on water. Baby chokes and gags it tastes so bad, why make something so nasty and hard to use?!

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Nestle C.Nestle

A godsend!

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It has eased my five month old of all the pain he must have been in. Thankfully he drank it but it does smell rank going in and coming out. Just stir with a spoon. I had no trouble mixing it.


lilyntillymum

lilyntillymumIpswich, Queensland

  • 8 reviews

Was hoping for so much more!!!

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Matthews Mum

Matthews MumAU

  • 3 reviews

Kept my baby thriving, which is good enough for me.

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Barbs

BarbsTownsville

  • 2 reviews

So far ok

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Kelly

KellyCoffs Harbour

Does not dissolve!!

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frizz

frizzSYDNEY

Perfect for our bubs

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Our little boy was moved to this formula after we found blood in his stools and was suffering from bad colic. We had tried several other formula without success. This worked almost immediately and bubs is still on it at 7 months. He didn't like the taste initially but after a few feeds was OK.
it stopped bubs having blood in stools and reduced colic
Nightmare to mix! We ended up buying a blender to mix up batches for the next day which saved a huge amount of time and arm ache from all that bottle shaking


Kim57

Kim57AU

  • 10 reviews
  • 1 like

Disaster, made baby cry

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My 6 week old son was diagnosed with silent reflux by paediatrician after about a week of crying for 3 hours or so every evening. Doc gave me tin of Alfare...what a nightmare. Constant screaming all night long, after reluctantly taking the Alfare he would still be crying and sometimes vomiting. At 10am the next morning I gave up and fed him a bottle of the old formula (novulac colic). He immediately calmed down and went straight to sleep. I don't know what is in that Alfare but nothing can make me go back to it!

Made baby crazy, very expensive.


Great but terrible taste

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This was the best thing we discovered after trying numerous formulas to which our baby cried and cried. We has tried so many things. We saw a lot of paeds and someone said to try this so glad we did we now have a happy little bubby. Give it a go
Cheaper than normal formula on prescription
Tastes terrible


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Questions & Answers

Dimitra P.

Dimitra P.asked

What's the difference between Nestle Alfare and another hypoallergenetic formula such as Hipp HA?

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Cindy B.

Cindy B.asked

My baby is still constipated even though she is on this formula

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Kaz81
Kaz81

Hi Cindy my paediatrician told me that because Alfare still contains milk proteins about 10% of babies still have a reaction to it and need to be moved on to the amino acid based formulas. I’m not sure if your baby has an intolerance or an allergy but my son has an intolerance so we went back to nan comfort and give our son lactalose. Our paediatrician said with an intolerance no permanent damage is done to the guts staying on milk formula. He is pooing normally now on the lactalose and it draws water into the stool so no problem using it for 12 months.

Kaz81
Kaz81

Also too the only symptom our son had on the milk formula originally was constipation

Kaz81
Kaz81

Our son also had a reaction to the amino acid based formula (alfamino) so we ended up going back to milk formula. Both of them were making him vomit and giving him gut pains


Mel

Melasked

Is it ok to swap from nestle alfare infant formula to nan optipro gold as my dr said i have to start trying other formaulas as he is only aloud to give 6months worth of scripts for this milk i tryrd the A2 platinum once b4 and was no good so was woundering if nan be ok?

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LauraLou
LauraLou

Hi Mel,

I’m not a doctor but My daughter was on Alfare for almost a year so I’m not quite sure why you’re being told your baby can only have 6 months of it? I’d be more inclined to say if bub is on a specialised formula he needs one that is suitable again for cows milk protein allergies. I think you may find Baby goes through symptoms again if you don’t go to one that suits allergy. Soy based milks also don’t suit our babies so you’ll have to be really careful. Maybe seek a second opinion or ask your doctor what formula you should be looking at.


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