Formula of today vs formula of tomorrow?

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Formula of today vs formula of tomorrow?
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Fri, 11-07-2003 - 7:50am
I posted something similar below in the DHA/RHA sub thread, but no one replied....Just wondering...

Does it bother anyone that used an old formula (for example, 5 years ago) that its not as good as a new one?

i'm mean, it bugs me that my college has this new WONDERFULLY huge library that i never go to use when i was there.

Okay, the library is not the best example, but assuming a few things, breastmilk nourishes each child (even those born over long spans, say 10 years like my aunt's children) with similar quality vs a substitute that will *always* have room for improvement and will never replicate bm.

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Fri, 11-07-2003 - 8:40am

I don't know about anyone else, but it really doesn't bother me at all.

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Fri, 11-07-2003 - 10:05am
No, it doesn't bother me at all, which is why I didn't respond:)

~christine~

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Fri, 11-07-2003 - 10:14am
see, now i find that unusual given some statements i've seen made about soy formula on this board...though, perhaps i'm confusing you with someone else?
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Fri, 11-07-2003 - 10:20am
Ok, now I'm confused.

~christine~

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Fri, 11-07-2003 - 10:41am
I'm with the others. I didn't reply b/c it doesn't bother me. In fact, I switched formulas after 20 months b/c Similac Lacto-free is now only available w/the AHA and stuff and I don't think DS needs it at 21 months. Maybe it's "better" but he was fine with what he had! So now he's on Parent's Choice Lacto-Free, which he'll be on for another 3 months until I can switch him to rice milk or lactaid milk.

Your library example doesn't bother me at all. My university has made many improvements in the 7 years since I graduated...more power to them. I don't think I 'suffered' on the formula I was on 28 years ago (went to 2% milk at 6 mos on my ped's advice) and I think DS is doing fine with his. If it continues to improve, so much the better!

Christi

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Fri, 11-07-2003 - 11:07am
the post was about formula be it soy, rice, milk-based etc.

i really thought i remembered posts about issues with soy formulas not being as good at one point as they are now. anyway, i guess i have it wrong. or, i'm dragging in a different direction.

anyway, i have no issues with the fact that the new stroller i bought with dd has more bells and whistles than the one ds used, but i think i might be uncomfortable looking back on using a product as a child under 6 mos sole nutrition that is subject to "so many" improvements. i strive for equanimity as much as possible with my kids...and i would think those fed on a better formula may have more advantages. or, perhaps those differences negligible too in some opinions?

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Fri, 11-07-2003 - 11:24am
No, doesn't bother me either...and I used formula 12 years ago!

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Fri, 11-07-2003 - 11:30am
No it really wouldn't bother me. Just like it doesn't really bother me that my new baby will be breastfed (hopefully!) and ds was formula fed. I see it as something that I can't change and there's really no reason to get myself all worked up and worried about. I did my best for my son at the time and I will do my best with my son/daughter this time.

Judi


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Fri, 11-07-2003 - 11:31am
just curious....from your post below..

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did you think formula 12 years ago wasn't just like bm (but chose it anyway)? or, were the makers using the same marketing language?

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Fri, 11-07-2003 - 11:32am
I think that marketing in regards to formula has improved; just like with any product. 12 years ago I had no problem with formula, I still feel it is nutritionally complete.

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