My DD is nearly 8 months. So far she's been on the Cow & Gate first stage milk. I've not moved her over to follow on milk because I read that it was unnecessary. However, Tesco are becoming very unreliable at having it in stock for my online delivery, but they do have the follow on. Should I switch? Is there something bad about the follow on milk?
There are concerns that follow on formulas aren't as suitable for babies because their composition isn't tightly regulated like that of first infant milks. So, eg iron levels are higher and some guidelines suggest this may be harmful (eg, in preventing uptake of other nutrients like copper). See eg p 111 of