My DD was EBF for her first 6 months. Once we began weaning I also gradually introduced formula and chose to go with Aptamil stage 1 with no issues at all. DD is now 9 months old and solids are now well established so we have moved to Amptamil 3 follow on milk (I have to admit this was mainly because all the other Mums seemed to be doing so?).
Unfortunately the new milk seems to be upsetting her little tummy. She has very loose stools which are completely filling her nappy, at least 5 times a day (sorry if that's TMI).
I understand the follow on milk has added iron but could DD remain on stage 1 formula until we move to cow's milk at 12 months if I ensure she has an iron rich diet?
as I understand it (and having looked at the packets) there is virtally no difference between them anyway. if what little difference there is is upsetting her, stay with the stage 1. We kept with SMA gold until `DS was 1 then went onto cows milk.
Thanks so much for you speedy replies. Gosh, I feel a little guilty that I've give DD an upset tum for no reason! Right, I shall go back to stage 1 tomorrow and hopefully we'll then have a little less poo to deal with
Don't feel bad. I have a special kind of anger reserved for formula companies who panic parents with tales of iron levels and the need for follow on/toddler milk. They really are an unnecessary con designed to get round marketing bans.