Can I change to a cheaper infant formula?
It is perfectly reasonable to switch to a cheaper brand of infant formula as long as it is the same type. Mothers may also consider changing brands if the baby is unhappy, but they need to make sure the infant formula is the reason for the unhappiness. Many infant formula brands advertise that they can decrease crying and tummy pain and gas, but this is not supported by good evidence. To change formula, simply try the new formula and see how the baby responds. If you notice adverse reactions such as a sudden increase in spitting or crying within a day or the baby develops constipation, return to the original formula. Mothers can also change infant formula forms, such as from ready-to-use liquid to powder. Health-care providers should be consulted regarding any infant formula changes if the baby is allergic to cow’s milk protein or has other conditions requiring special nutrition.