Enfamil Lipil Formula

  1. Hey, ya'll...don't remember where we were talking about this, so I just decided to post a new thread. I found an article on ABC news.com about the new formula (short article) and here is an excerpt:

    Mead Johnson Pharmaceuticals is now marketing a new line of formula in the United States called Enfamil Lipil that contains two fatty acids-decosahexaenoic acid, or DHA, and arachidonic acid, or ARA-that are naturally occurring elements of breast milk and are believed to play an important role in the development of the brain and the eye.
    "What the formula companies are trying to do is get more and more like breast milk, because they realize that it is the gold standard," says Dr. Steven Zeisel, chairman of the department of nutrition at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. "There is no advantage of this formula over breast milk, but there might be an advantage over other formulas."
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  2. 13 Comments

  3. by   Heather333
    We started having Lipil stocked in our unit, yet I have never seen a physician order it.
  4. by   KRVRN
    We're forced to use it, they got rid of all the normal enfamil 20! I personally haven't used though.
  5. by   Motivated, SN
    It's alot more expensive than other formulas and moms can't get it on WIC.
  6. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    We've carried it for a few months now. We don't even stock the other Enfamil anymore.

    Heather
  7. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Oops! Forgot to add, where I'm at, Enfamil isn't a choice for WIC period. Unless you have a script from the ped, you get Similac.

    Heather
  8. by   canoehead
    I like Lipil, they get hungry earlier, and move on to transitional stools earlier, but it makes the 24h old cranky babies a lot easier to deal with.
  9. by   Teshiee
    We have started to use it like reg formula in our stock. The babies seem to like it I guess. But it defeats the purpose if the moms can't get it on WIC back to the old breastfeeding.
  10. by   babynurselsa
    Our Enfamil rep says that it is replacing the regular enfamil as the baseline formula.
    The cost is not all that much higher, less than a dollar a can, and it makes about one less bottle.
    Our WIC program is changing to Carnation Goodstart in January!
  11. by   NicuGal
    We don't use Enfamil as they don't carry our WIC program.

    I use Carnation Good Start with my DD...she puked everything else except good ole MBM And it is loads cheaper too!
  12. by   dawngloves
    Originally posted by NicuGal
    We don't use Enfamil as they don't carry our WIC program.

    I use Carnation Good Start with my DD...she puked everything else except good ole MBM And it is loads cheaper too!
    I used Carnation Alsoy. Much cheaper than Isomil!
    And our rep said they are phasing out the Term 20 and replacing it with the Lipil. Similac is right behind them.
  13. by   BBnurse34
    We switched to Lipil as our standard. But now I am worried because as an inner city hospital most of out patients will be on WIC. I need to call the formula rep.
  14. by   Mimi2RN
    Enfamil is the formula for WIC here, we use very little Similac anymore, they changed several years ago. We have been using Lipil for months, it's the standard, and we don't stock the old kind.
    We know of several babies who were on Nutramigen, couldn't tolerate other formulas, who have been able to go on Carnation Good Start without any problems. Sooo much cheaper!

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