Didn’t work for us
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.
Product Out Of Stock
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.
Suits my darling.
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!
My son (now 9 months) has been on Alfaré Formula since he was 6 weeks old. Unfortunately I found out he was cow's milk protein intolerant after a 000 call and an ambulance ride to hospital. At first the taste for him was awful but it's all I could give him so it grew on him. Yes, I also agree if smells and tastes horrible but it's the only formula on the market that has worked! He was 40g below his birth weight at 6 weeks old. Alfaré turned that around for him and he's growing slightly above the line of the national average.
...Oh and a tip for those of you struggling with it being clumpy and not mixing. Try warming your bottle withouut formula in it first for at leaat 15secs. Then add your powder, shake vigorously, then heat for another 10-15sec. No lumps everytime :-)
Saved my little one from a world of pain.
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.
Terrible in flavor
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
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
does the job....just about
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.
Baby states at me like its acid
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!
My 4mth old suffers milk-protein induced enteropathy. After trying soy, lactose free and goats milk formulas I was at my wits end, my poor little girl would scream in pain had constant diarrhea and was admitted to hospital several times and put on IV's and syringe drivers for dehydration and blood in her stool and asthma which was caused by the lactose free formulas and cows milk formulas. Our paed suggested we try Alfare. It has been a godsend but she will need Neocate as the problem is not 100% better. She also takes nexium satchels for reflu...x. Yes it tastes terrible, but we were instructed to gradually introduce the Alfare with her old formula (3/4 Alfare to 1/4 old formula - over the course of a few days) to help her transition to the taste change. Also to add some golden syrup to the formula for taste. She takes the Alfare no problem now without any additives (other than her other medications) Yes, the poo smells horrible, you can smell her the second you walk through the room, but she's happier. It is hard to mix, always finding globs of formula/jelly like substance in the bottle. It doesn't matter how much you shake or the temperature at which it goes in. The fact that it's so cheap on prescription is wonderful. Before Alfare I was spending $15 a can on Lactose free formula (400g). Now I'm spending $6.10 for 8 tins. It is slightly annoying that the chemist doesn't naturally stock Alfare and it's always needing to be ordered and I've heard of Alfare shortages where they are unable to get stock (what do our babies do then!)
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!
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?!
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.
Was hoping for so much more!!!
After trying every store bought formulas including soy, goats, lactose free, HA, and comfort. ...we were at our wits end....bub would either be colicky on cows formula or have projectile vomits on goat and projectile poops on comfort. We thought we would be fine once we got a prescription formula. ..wernt we wrong!!!!! The smell and taste is hideous. It took 24 hours before she would take more than a few sips and we have had to add 1/4 teaspoon of brown sugar. Her vomits now are clear like water but smell like the chemicals under the kitchen s...ink and her poop is runny and black. On a positive, she settles very easy on this formula but 10 min later even if she has been burped she wakes for anothr burp...this happens usually 4 times and takes about an hour to settle her properly...we are trying neocate from from tomorrow when we can get a script Scoop leveler in the tin smell, taste,runny poop,vomit, gas, prescription only so chemist has to order it in, only 400g tins
Kept my baby thriving, which is good enough for me.
My son was diagonosed with cows milk allergy at 7 months. I was breast feeding him and eliminating all dairy and eggs from my diet did nothing to improve his condition. I decided to stop breastfeeding him to try and help but he was unable to keep any standard formulas down and vomited violently each time. He was covered in excema and it was very distressing for us as first time parents. A pediatric allergist prescribed Alfare for him and it was a wonderous turnaround. Our little baby had clear soft skin for the first time ever! Yes, it did smel...l different as compared to other milk based formulas, and it was sometimes hard to dissolve, but these were small complaints and we were over the moon to find something that worked for him. (Any formula fed baby's poo will stink as compared to breast milk.) He never had any objection to drinking it, and took to it from breast milk without any issues. It was cheaper than bought formulas as it was on prescription too. My baby thrived on this, and it saved him from potentially months of uncomfortable, itchy, flakey, infected skin. Sometimes hard to buy from our local chemist as they had to order it in specially. Difficult to dissolve.
Questions & Answers
Does Alfare and alfamino taste the same ?
What's the difference between Nestle Alfare and another hypoallergenetic formula such as Hipp HA?
My baby is still constipated even though she is on this formula
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.
Also too the only symptom our son had on the milk formula originally was constipation
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
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