Yup. I did it!
We have a newborn at home. My wife jokes that now we have TWO babies in the house! I have always wanted to try formula. Anything "baby" I can try to make my AB experience more complete, I will at least go for it.
Before I get you all telling me that it's bad to drink formula blah, blah, blah..... let me say that it was only the one time (so far!) and I am not going to go and change my diet to just formula or anything. It's just for fun!
Now, for the review. This is mainly for anyone that until an hour ago, was just like me, on the fence about trying it.
I had two brands to choose from...the first was Enfamil, which we bought because our baby likes it and I fills the need when my wife falls behind. I found that hard to get down. I only tired about a shot-glass worth. The smell was the worst. Probably because it's what my baby spits-up! EW!
The other brand was the Similac Advance stuff, which the hospital gave us. So, I mixed up a portion of that per instructions. This stuff, I must say was no where near as bad smelling as the other. It had a nice frothy consistency to it. I took a quick sip, and I was surprised that it was not as bad as I expected! To be perfectly honest, it had sort of a almond-milk flavor to it (based on MY taste buds anyway).
After a few minutes, I figured since it did not make me sick, and it tasted sort of nice, I mixed up an entire 9OZ baby bottle of it. I actually found it tasted better with cold water, rather than warm, so I stuck in the refrigerator. After my wife and baby went off to bed, I got into a nice fresh diaper, put on my favorite baby cloths and sat down to drink the bottle.
I am impressed with myself that I actually drank the WHOLE BOTTLE! It was rather pleasant cold. There was no after-taste either. It made me feel SO little. ALMOST as exciting as the first time putting on an adult diaper, or being fed baby food!
So, like I said, if you are on the fence, I say go for it! At least the Similac. Don't worry about the hype. I will never drink enough of it to worry!
So, I am a fan! I can see myself enjoying a bottle again!