- This powder is full of all the nutrients.
- Easy to digest (it was easy on my baby's tummy).
- My baby showed no signs of gas, constipation.
- It comes in a tin container, so no need to buy an additional container.
- Every important information is on the container.
- The guidelines booklet is very impressive.
- In comparison to other available options, this one is expensive.
- The booklet is in English only.
- You have to struggle to find out the scoop.
In continuation to our formula milk’s review series, today, we will be reviewing Enfamil A+ Infant Formula powder. Before starting with this review, please be advised that you must not take our review as a medical recommendation. The review is based on our personal experience. Before starting with any formula milk, it is important to have a prescription from your pediatrician.
Things that I liked in Enfamil A+ Infant Formula
As usual, let us start our review with the packing. As you can see, Enfamil A+ Infant Formula is nicely packed in a tin container.
The color combination used on the container is golden and blue. The tin is painted in golden color, and the information is printed in blue shade.
In the front, you will be able to see the branding of Enfamil A+ Infant Formula.
On the top, we have Enfamil A+’s logo. Right below the logo on the right side, you can see information about the formula milk’s stage.
In our case, we have purchased stage 1 of Enfamil A+ Infant Formula, which is meant to be suitable for babies up to 6 months. Hence, on our tin, we have stage 1 mentioned in extra large font size.
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In the front, at the bottom, you will see a very important tag line printed in blue.
“Important Notice: Mother’s milk is best for your baby.” We hope you know that until the first six months, you are not supposed to feed your baby with anything, but mother’s milk. However, if breastfeeding is not available, then parents are left with no other option than switching to formula milk.
Later in the article, we will be talking about all the ingredients used in Enfamil A+ Infant Formula powder.
At the back of the packing, you will be able to read about the preparation method.
We will be having a thorough discussion on how to prepare it and what all things you need to be careful about during preparation, under how to prepare a section of this article.
On the left, we have Feeding table printed. This is relatively important information.
We will be talking about this feeding table in details under, “feeding table.”
At the bottom of the tin, we have information about the product’s price, packing date and expiry date.
As you can see in the picture, the packing we purchased was packed on 03 May 2018 and will expire on 03 May 2020. However, should you unpack it once, then you are supposed to finish the powder within one month.
Booklet In The Packing
Under the plastic lid, you will find a small booklet carrying some price information, printed in an impressive manner.
In this booklet, you will get to learn about things like DHA, ARA, benefits of breastfeeding and so on. If you are comfortable with English, we strongly recommend you to read this booklet. The information given is surely going to add a lot to your knowledge.
At the right side of the packing, we have information about the ingredients used.
As ingredients, things like milk solids, Edible vegetable oils (low erucic rapeseed, palm olein, coconut, and corn), Arachidonic acid (ARA) from Mortierella Alpina, Docosahexaenoic acid from crypthecodinium cohnii, minerals, lecithin, vitamins, corn syrup solids, potassium hydrogen carbonate, potassium citrate, calcium hydroxide, taurine, nucleotides, and ascorbyl palmitate have been used in Enfamil A+ Infant Formula.
Presence of DHA And ARA
On the packing, at the front, it is clearly mentioned that the Enfamil A+ Infant Formula powder contains a prescribed amount of DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid) and ARA (Arachidonic acid). This value is prescribed by FAO (The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) and WHO (The World Health Organization).
For your information, we like to tell you that these two acids play an important role in the physical and mental development of your child. Besides, from the feed, your baby will be having Choline and iron, as well.
The Formula Milk is Easy To Digest
The formula milk that I used before Enfamil A+ Infant Formula was hard on my baby’s tummy. For my baby, the prior formula milk was hard to digest. Besides, with that formula, my baby had to deal with troubles like gas and constipation, as well.
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However, after feeding with Enfamil A+ Infant Formula, my baby showed no signs of discomforts. It was easy on my baby’s stomach and was not hard to digest for him. And, after feeding with this, there was no more gas or constipation series.
Enfamil A+ Infant Formula comes in a sealed tin. Hence, there remains no question on any sort of contamination or quantity incorrectness.
As you can, beneath the plastic lid, there is another aluminum seal. This seal protects the product from doubted distortions.
To open it, we have a thin layer; little raised up.
To open this aluminum seal, you need to lift this layer up and have to peel it to the back.
It is up to you, whether you want to open it to the fullest or partly.
This seal is a really good thing as it ensures the product’s genuineness and quality.
In addition to the seal, Enfamil A+ Infant Formula comes with an air-tight lid.
On top of this lid, we have information about the available stages of the Enfamil A+ Infant Formula milk.
As you can in the picture; stage 1 is meant for babies under 6 months. For babies between 6 to 12 months, it’s stage 2. For babies between 12 to 24 months, you should be buying stage 3. And, for babies bigger than 2 years, you must buy stage 4.
We believe you know that formula milk must not come in contact with air because in that case, it is going to form lumps in the powder and your milk powder will be spoiled. Therefore, we strongly suggest using this air-tight lid, once you are done with powder.
Enfamil A+ Infant Formula comes in a tin container. This is another added advantage. Now, you are not required to purchase an additional container to store it.
The formula milk that I used earlier, came in carton packing. After unpacking, I had to purchase another air-tight container. However, in the case of Enfamil A+ Infant Formula powder, there was no additional expense.
At the left side of the tin, we have a feeding table. This is a very important piece of information and every time you prepare a feed, please do follow the instructions given very seriously. Should you not follow as advised, your baby will suffer from the problems.
In the beginning, days, being a new parent, you know nothing about the quantity of powder, milk and feed numbers. This feeding table is going to be your bible in that case.
Every Important Information is on The Container
The formula milk that I used earlier was made of a carton. After shifting the powder in an air-tight container (that I purchased separately), this carton was of no use for me. Hence, I trashed it. However, then I realized that I had no access to the information, as they were only on the carton.
However, for Enfamil A+ Infant Formula, it was not the same case. As the powder comes in a tin, hence, every important is printed in the container.
Detailed Video Review | Enfamil A+ Infant Formula in Hindi (With English Subtitles)
Things That I Disliked in Enfamil A+ Infant Formula
In comparison to the other formula milk options available in the market, I personally think that Enfamil A+ Infant Formula is a little overpriced. Hence, it is going to affect your monthly budget. Moreover, if you are buying it for a baby below six months and you are totally relying on Enfamil A+ Infant Formula, then the prescribed amount of the feed is 3 to 5 scoops and 5 to 8 times a day. Now, you can imagine, this way, it is not going to last longer than a month. In my opinion, it is not for parents with middle-level income.
You Have To Struggle To Find Out The Scoop
Although the Enfamil A+ Infant Formula comes with plastic made measuring scoop, however, you have to struggle a bit to find that out. In the beginning, I thought there is no scoop. Even on the packing, it is not mentioned. Then, after digging deeper, I found one at the bottom of the box. As only this scoop ensures the right amount of powder that you should be mixing in a feed, hence, you have to have this spoon.
The booklet given is only in the English
The booklet that you will be having from the pack is unfortunately printed only in the English. Hence, it remains of no use for non-English readers. The company must publish it in other popular languages, as well.
How To Prepare Enfamil A+ Infant Formula
From the packing itself, you will have the recipe. However, for your assistance, we are mentioning the same, hereunder.
Before you prepare a feed, wash your hands. You don’t need me to tell you that if you are preparing your baby’s feed with untidy hands, then this will lead to infections.
Therefore, before preparing the formula milk, it is better to sterilize the bowl that you will be using for boiling the water, feeding bottle and the nipple.
Then, have around 100 ml of fresh water and boil it for 5 minutes. As per the instructions, you are only supposed to have 90ml of lukewarm water. However, as water evaporates while boiling, hence it advisable to boil water a little more than 90ml.
Once done, let the water come to the room temperature.
Once the water arrives at the room temperature, add the right amount of powder (correct number of scoops, according to the feeding table). It is better if you have some sort of transparent jar or a baby bottle available with millimeters mentioned on it. This will save you from quantity errors.
Make sure, you are using the measuring scoop that comes with the packing. This way, you can be sure of adding the right amount of powder.
I really liked the branding of the scoop.
MeadJohnson is nicely engraved on the handle. After adding the right amount of the powder according to the feeding table, shake it well and mix it properly.
Make sure there are no lumps or air bubbles in the bottle. As per the feeding table, add the right amount of the powder.
Enfamil A+ Infant Formula Vs. Other Formula Milk
|Enfamil A+ Stage 1||Nestle Lactogen 1||Nestle NAN PRO 1||Dexolac Premium 1|
|Calories(Kcal per 100ml)||530||487||492||511|
|Fat(g per 100ml)||29.0||23.0||23.7||27.0|
|Protein(g per 100ml)||11.2||10.7||10.7||12.0|
|Carbohydrate(g per 100ml)||59.3||56.0||58.9||55.0|
|Folic Acid(UG per 100ml)||70||95||90||90|
|Iron(mg per 100ml)||5.0||9.5||6.0||8.0|
|Calcium(mg per 100ml)||300||410||270||405|
|Zinc(mg per 100ml)||2.50||3.70||3.20||3.50|
Detailed Video of How To Prepare Enfamil A+ Infant Formula in Hindi (With English Subtitles)
Once done, pour it in the already sterilized bottle/nipple. Before feeding, pour some milk on the back of your palm, just to check the hotness. After making everything sure, feed your baby.
Some Important Guidelines
- You are not supposed to feed your baby with Enfamil A+ Infant Formula unless prescribed by a pediatrician. This can harm your baby. It is very important to choose the right kind of formula milk, and it is better to consult your pediatrician before buying one.
- Always destroy the leftover feed. Never ever reuse it. You must prepare fresh feed every time your baby needs.
- Never use the microwave to boil prepared formula milk.
- Do not buy the pack, should you see the aluminum lid tampered.
- Never refrigerate the formula milk because this will spoil the milk. You must use the prepared milk within an hour.
- Enfamil A+ Infant Formula is not meant for premature babies. Therefore, if you have a premature baby, then you must buy formula milk as per your pediatrician’s recommendation. The nutrition demands vary in this case.
- Once the packing is undone, you must finish it within a month’s time.
I have heard some people saying that they have noticed powder particles in the prepared milk. However, personally, I had no such experience. I think this could be a case of adding powder into cold water, instead of lukewarm.
As we have mentioned in our last review that every baby reacts differently when it is about feeding them with different formula brands. The point is, no one can guarantee, which formula milk will be suitable for your baby. If a brand was easy on my baby tummy, I cannot assure the same for your baby.
According to me, you must buy formula milk that is easy to digest and sets your baby free from gas or constipation like discomforts. Most importantly, the opted formula milk must be providing the required amount of nutrition.
For this, sometimes, you have to go on from a brand to brand unless you reach right formula milk. Do keep in mind that you have to show extra patience while switching from one formula milk to others because switching is not going to be easier for your baby, as well.