Pregestimil®


Specifically designed for infants who have trouble absorbing fat or who may be sensitive to intact proteins.

  • Contains 55% of the fat from MCT oil which is more easily absorbed by babies with some GI problems.
  • Hypoallergenic and lactose-free.
  • Has DHA and ARA, nutrients also found in breast milk that promote brain and eye development.
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PregestimilLactose-free infant formula for babies with fat malabsorption problems.

If your baby has trouble absorbing fat, your doctor may recommend scientifically formulated Pregestimil.

  • Contains MCT oil, which is more easily absorbed by babies with some GI problems
  • Lactose-free
  • Hypoallergenic

Ask your baby's doctor if Pregestimil is right for your baby.

Purchasing Pregestimil

Insurance companies are not required to cover medical foods, but some do. Contact your insurance company directly to see if reimbursement is available. Click on Request Letter to download a letter you can take to your baby's doctor. This letter establishes a medical need for the product and might help in getting your insurance company to reimburse for the product.

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Please refer to your product packaging for the most accurate information.
Please refer to your product packaging for the most accurate information.

This Product is Available in:

Powder

  • 16 oz Cans

Ready-to-Use Liquid

  • 2 fl oz Plastic Nursette® Bottles

 

Choose Powder, Liquid, or Concentrate?

Use the information below to help figure out which product form is right for you. Please refer to mixing instructions on the product label.

Powder Cans*Pregestimil Powder Can

Pour the desired amount of water into your baby's bottle, add powder, and shake well.


Nursette® BottlesPregestimil Nursette Bottle

Shake, open, and attach any standard nipple to the disposable bottle. There's no need to add water.


 

 

*Powdered infant formulas are not sterile and should not be fed to premature infants or infants who might have immune problems, unless directed and supervised by your baby's doctor.

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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EnfamilPregestimil®
 
4.2

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (5)

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    (7)

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    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Mixes easily (6)
  • No constipation (6)
  • Keeps well (5)

Cons

  • Bad flavor (5)
  • Doesn't mix well (4)
  • Stains (4)

Best Uses

  • Infants (8)
  • Preemies (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • First time parent (7), Parent of two or more children (4)

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5.0

mom of alpha 1 baby

By mommy of 3

from delaware

About Me Parent of Two or More Children

Pros

  • Helped With Growth
  • Keeps Well
  • Tasty

Cons

  • Stains

Best Uses

  • Babies With Gi Issues
  • Infants
  • Newborn

Comments about Enfamil Pregestimil®:

2 years ago my first son was born, at 8 weeks old after liver surgery and a 2 week hospital stay he was diagnosed with a liver disease called Alpha 1 Antitrypsin deficiency. He was only 5lbs at 2 months old, and one of the symptons of his disease is fat malabsorption. They started him on Pregestimil during his hospital stay and he was up to 7lbs by discharge day. He stayed on this formula for a year and it helped him grow and stay healthy. I had to have it specially ordered & mailed through my insurance but it was a lifesaver for my son & his health!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Pregestimil availability

By jess

from pittsburgh pa

About Me First Time Parent

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Keeps Well
  • Mixes Easily

Cons

  • Smells bad

Best Uses

  • Preemies

Comments about Enfamil Pregestimil®:

I have a preemie with short gut and pregestimil is the only formula he can eat, my complaint is the I have to special order it and pay shipping, or drive 20 miles to a store that says they sell it. So I pay just as much in gas as I would for shipping. I wish it was sold in more stores. Otherwise, it is a great formula for short gut babies :) Free samples would be appreciated, I have so many hospital bills from my baby spending the first 3 months of his life in the NICU.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great product for my son

By Hayden

from Seneca, PA

About Me First Time Parent

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Mixes Easily

Cons

  • Poor Taste

Best Uses

  • Infants

Comments about Enfamil Pregestimil®:

My son ended up needing this after we found out he has a rare liver disease and has trouble absorbing fats. At first he didn't take to it at all and almost refused to eat it. But he ended up getting used to it and he loves it now.

 
5.0

life saver

By grateful gran

from scotland, uk

About Me Grandparent

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Enfamil Pregestimil®:

        My grandson had a life threatening intestinal problem requiring surgery. Total parenteral nutrition was required for some months which kept him alive but also caused some liver problems as he could not be given any milk orally. When he could be fed breast milk he remained very jaundiced and did not gain weight as his liver could not deal with the long chain fatty acids in breast milk. When he was given pregestemil by the liver specialist he started to gain weight and he was no longer jaundiced. Pregestemil contains medium chain fatty acids which his liver could process.It saved his life. God bless whoever developed it.

         
        4.0

        The only formula my son could have.

        By Joliene

        from Spring Creek, Nevada

        About Me First Time Parent

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • No Constipation
        • No Gas

        Cons

        • Doesn't Mix Well
        • Expensive
        • Smells bad

        Best Uses

        • Infants
        • Preemies

        Comments about Enfamil Pregestimil®:

        When my son was 2 months old he was diagnosed with a severe milk protein allergy. His stomach lining was torn severely causing bloody diapers and lots of pain. We had tried nutramigen and aulimentum and many other kinds with no success. Finally after a few days in the hospital his doctor suggested this formula. After a week of using it he was a completely different baby! He started sleeping through the night, smiling, laughing and barely cries. It's been a lifesaver. The only thing I don't like about it is that it smells really bad and doesn't mix well unless its already warm water. It also can only be bought online, which I don't like. I wish it came in larger containers.

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