Its good so far.
I just wanted to let people know that this formula is designed to be made and served at room temp no heating of the water is required and if you do yes it will go lumpy and block the teat. I couldnt work out why it was lumpy so i called the s26 hotline and they were very helpful, polite and understanding. I read these reviews after i had purchased this product and before i called s26. Please use the hotline its whats its there for. And i have had no problem after finding out how it should be made no lumps and no blockages and bubba it alot happier
Amazing for my reflux baby!
We tried four other types of formula before finding S-26 Gold AR. It’s the only one that has worked for our baby without giving him nasty reactions. It’s so easy to make up, no clumps, and it’s nice and thick so it stays down in bub’s tummy. He’s no longer regurgitating or vomiting meals, and he sleeps so much better. This formula has been a life saver!
Bought this formula for my son when he was about 12weeks old. He was bringing up his milk after each feed- made it less enjoyable. My sister recommended I change over, and we’ve had no reflux since!
Last few days I have been noticing clumps in the bottle when I’ve been using this for 2-3 weeks.. I even made water warmer and shook the bottle vigorously for 3 minutes and still found clumps In there... it’s really stressing me out. Why is this happening? Also make my baby a little constipated some day’s
Terrible baby choked !
Bought this as was cheaper and was prev using aptimal but this was on sale. After feeding and burping baby I put to bed after a bit. My baby woke up choking where she somehow had brought it up and breathed in what looked like curdled milk. I had to grab her out and turn her over and clear her blocked nose from the milk she spat up. This never happened with aptimal and won’t use this crap formula again also the teats blocked every time and wouldn’t come out of bottle. Waste of money !! Oh and turned baby’s poo green and smelly runny
Still regurgitating on this formula
I decided to switch to S26 gold AR as my son has reflux. Unfortunately he is still throwing up a lot on this formula after feeds, and it comes up as thick curdled milk. Won’t be using this formula again.
Used S26 Gold Comfort for my 2 girls and with my son who has reflux I use S26 Gold AR.... which is horrible... son screaming the house down due to the formula not dissolving properly and clogging teat it is soo annoying been trying not to get frastrated but enough is enough... unfortunately have to move to a new formula that dissolves...
Clumps clog bottle
Spent all night straining out mixture as clumps don't break down properly. Daughter gets small amounts before formula clogs the test. We use S-26 normally and since they were out of the one we use we bought this as a replacement.
I would not recommend.
Would not recommend
Worst formula, does not breakdown and blocks up teat. I even have fast flow teats. My daughter gets upset and frustrated as can’t drink due to constant blockages. Won’t be buying again!
My son has reflux as soon as I changed from S26 gold to S26 gold a.r
He no longer threw up after feeds, I'm glad S26 has a reflux formula so I could still stay with the same brand.
It’s a love hate relationship
This formula has changed bubs spit up and vomits from 5-6 times after a feed to almost zero and he is less fussy after each bottle now as it really calms down his reflux.
The only downside is it is just way too thick and clogs the teat every minute bub is feeding and he will cry out in frustration while I’m trying to pinch and work the teat to get the milk flowing again.
Unfortunately I’ll have to change to another AR product that can hopefully work the same magic without the downside of the consistency of the formula and difficulty with my boy...
Thick, gluggy and awful
Formula is so thick and clumpy and doesn’t break down in water. Baby gagged several times due to clumps of formula coming through treat and it’s caused massive constipation. I’m switching from S26 altogether.
Purchased in June 2019.
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Brought this for my newborn and will not be buying it again! Such a waste of money. My baby didn’t get to try it as it was insanely thick and maybe one or two sucks if lucky before she was screaming because it was blocked!
Tried heating it up and made no difference and tried in different bottles/teats! And still blocked up!... such a disappointment!!!
Made no difference for my daughter unfortunately, made her very constipated.
Such a shame as I had read so many good reviews about it. Would not recommend don’t waste your time this is the worst formula I have ever used. Preparing it is also a nightmare.
more blockage than breasts with mastitis.
Honestly, going from organic and goats milk, this is the worst formula i have ever encountered. Not only is it insanely thick, but my kid gets two sucks in before she is screaming because, low and behold, the damn thing is blocked AGAIN. Regardless of what temperature, and yes ive gone from one extreme all the way through to the next, and how much i have shaken that damn bottle, it NEVER dissolves properly. My kid is in constant histerics when i try to feed her. I have her on reflux medication, but that doesn't help the vomiting, so i deci...ded to give this a whirl and i have had nothing but regrets ever since. I don't know if its the 'minor formulation changes' or if it has always been this crap, but if i could throw this tin at you right now, i would. The state my baby gets in when she just wants to feed is unacceptable. Wish i kept my receipt but i get why the price was heavily reduced. Worst. Decision. Ever.
My baby was originally on the s26gold which gave her extremely bad Reflux , but started her on s26 AR and it is the best thing I did for my baby she loves it and her vomiting/reflux has gone it's hard to mix so I stir it before shaking but this formula is really helping her alot I'd recommend this to any mother that's going through this situation makes the baby happy and the parent stress free
Good and affordable
My baby likes this formula and it's easy to prepare. No constipation and seems like my baby satisfied the milk. And the price is affordable and sometimes on special at chemist warehouse. I always buy in bulk if it's on special or discounted price. And easy to get even travelling to asia.
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It is a great formula
This is not the regular brand I usually buy. But there were not stock of A2 in the Coles so I gave it a try. It is easy to prepare, you put two spoons of milk powder, fill in some water and shake it. That is done. The information on the tin is easy to understand and follow. The baby didn't seem to taste the differences and drank all of it. Up to now, he seems OK and none side effects have been noticed.
Great formula , love it !!
I think this is a great formula , in the beginning our baby was on S26 gold but was throwing up a lot , the doctor didn’t diagnose him with actual reflux but he was pretty unhappy and everytime we fed him an awful lot seemed to come back up . I decided to give AR a try and have never looked back ,straight away it agreed with him and he’s still on it now at 6 months old . It seems a lot thicker and heavier when you first mix it up compared to the normal formula but I guess that’s maybe why his little tummy was able to keep it down . He didn’t get Constipated either . It’s great stuff
Questions & Answers
Hi there, I am about to swap my baby boy over to s-26 AR due to spitting up at each feed on the original s-26. However my bubba will only drink the milk if it is Luke warm.
Can you mix the formula in the cooled boiled water and then warm up the bottle or will it still create lumps? We haven’t started using yet but about to at the next feed
Also, do I need to purchase new teets or should it be ok with the avent antic colic teets. Some people have recommended just making the teet hole a little bigger with a needle rather than have to make new bottles.
Careline T.S-26 Alula
Hi Joanne, Thank you for your questions. The product requires special mixing instructions which appear on the can. This outlines mixing the powder with boiled water that is completely cooled (20-25°C which is similar to tap water temperature). Cap bottle and shake vigorously to mix well. This should result in a thin liquid at room temperature. Warming up the bottle may result in the product thickening prematurely. And you don’t need to buy new teats as anti-colic teats work well with the product. If you have any further questions, please contact our Careline on 1800 552 229 and one of our Careline team member would be happy to assist you.
what is the best s26 formula for 1 month baby who is constipated?because my baby is using s26 pro gold before we don't have any problem.But now he is screaming at crying because the poop doesn't want to come out
Careline T.S-26 Alula
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We are sorry to hear that you are experiencing this. Pro Gold is not available in Australia and is not part of Sanulac Nutritionals Australia’s product range.
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