Enfamil ResFull

New Enfamil® RestFull™

Specially designed to help babies feel full longer and sleep better.

Give your baby a RestFull Night.

Your baby needs a proper amount of sleep to keep her healthy and happy. That’s why we created new Enfamil RestFull, the formula specially designed to naturally encourage a good night’s sleep.

  • A natural way to help keep your baby feeling satisfied.
  • Thickens gently in baby’s tummy and digests slowly.

Six Tips for a Restfull Night

There has been a lot going around on the internet about this new formula.

I’ve decided to add my two cents haha.

And just as a disclaimer, I do not think formula is poison, and formula can be a great way to feed your child. I do believe breast is best, but to each his own.

Now, onto this new ‘natural’ formula.

I don’t care what you say, no formula is natural. It is an artificial way to feed your baby because you either can’t use the natural way or you don’t want to. There is absolutely nothing natural about formula. Absolutely nothing.

Secondly, what is natural about feeding your baby a formula that thickens in its stomach and slowly digests? This is an artificial way for parents to get the sleep they ‘need’ because no one told them having a baby would be so tiring. And would you want to eat something that thickens in your stomach? Bread does that, and sometimes it just hurts after you eat a bit much. Wouldn’t it be like this for your baby?

Third, babies are meant to wake up every few hours. It is their body’s natural defense against falling asleep too deeply and ‘forgetting’ to breathe. If you bring your newborn home and feed them this, they will not have the natural reaction to wake up when they are hungry 3 hours later, and the risk of SIDS goes WAY up. It is what their body is supposed to do!!

Fourth, this product won’t be used just for nighttime feedings like the label suggests. Families are going to use this when their child needs a nap, or when they have had a long day and need some peace and quiet. Some people will use this formula all day long and use no other. The baby will be eating much less than it should, and this increases the risk for malnutrition, SIDS, and many other problems from not eating and sleeping too much.

Fifth, did you not realize being a parent would be tiring? Sure, it is super hard work. You are overtired, and your baby cries. It happens. But would you really want to get artificial sleep by feeding your baby something that carries a lot of risks? It isn’t just regular formula. This is made to make your baby feel full so it stays asleep. It is just wrong.

This is just like the people that put rice cereal in their baby’s bottle to keep it full. It’s a baby, not an adult! They do NOT sleep like we do.

Lastly, I understand these companies are just making a product that we, the public, call for. This will be flying off the shelves. If you can promise a newborn baby will sleep all night, of course new moms will take it! It is just common knowledge. And I am not faulting anyone. It is a company and it can do as it pleases, but I am positive they knew exactly how women would use this and they made it anyway.

Formula isn’t bad for your baby. It carries more risks than breastmilk, but a lot of the time, you can’t use breastmilk. It happens, and it is amazing that we have formula when this happens. But, this product is just plain wrong. This isn’t formula. This is a way to make sure you get the ‘quiet’ you need when you have an overwhelming day. It is irresponsible, and you are putting your baby at risk.

That’s all for my little rant… What do you guys think??

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4 Responses

  1. Can't people see what is being sacrificed for convenience? Is it really worth it? I guess if I had a baby who wouldn't sleep at all (at all meaning I wouldn't use it just because my baby didn't sleep through the night) and I had tried absolutely everything else, I would try it. It would have to be a last resort kind of thing though. And it would be a one time use too. It wouldn't be a nightly thing, ever. I think encouraging healthy sleeping habits and having a bedtime routine is the best you can do for your children. Not changing their diet to make them sleep longer. It's no better than drugging your kid with benadryl to get them to sleep. It's just wrong.

  2. I think this is INSANE. What a crock. How can women make informed decisions if they are being fed LIES by the formula industry? Don't get me started, this is a big time soapbox for me.

  3. I completely agree with you on this one! This is such a huge risk that it sickens me to think that someone willingly placed this on store shelves for unimformed desperate parents/caregivers. Can you image what willhappen to all those poor babies in daycare!? I can't believe it! (and yet I can)

  4. Sick sick sick.

    I think I barfed in my mouth why I learnt about this product.

    What have we come to as a human species? Agh!

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