Top positive review
Physician (and Mom) approved!!!
Reviewed in the United States on October 12, 2018
In my final year of med school, I was pleasantly surprised to find out my husband and I were expecting. Unfortunately, our little baby girl was "growth restricted" (IUGR) due to placenta problems and was born prematurely at 4 pounds. I was BADGERED by the nurses in the hospital to breastfeed, but with my OB & pediatricians' blessing, I choose to give her this Similac since day 1 because I wanted our little lady to fed within her first hour of life (IUGR preemies typically have blood sugar problems, which can be deadly if you can't feed them right away) rather than wait 3 days for my milk to come in and have her dehydrated, hungry, etc... (which would've resulted in an NICU admission and her going on formula anyway...). Thank goodness I did! With receiving the Similac, her blood sugar normalized within hours of being born, and she was out of the hospital EARLIER than a "normal" baby. In her first weeks of life, she has more than doubled her body weight, is thriving, and is exceeding all of her milestones... I know as a physician I'm supposed to say "breast is best", but in our case, this formula was the best for our little lady and I am so grateful that this was an option.