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Bad reaction to new Aptamil formulation?

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ameliasophie Mon 25-Nov-19 09:27:47

Hi all

My baby (9.5 months) is having Aptamil 2 follow on and has been on Aptamil since 3 months after I stopped exclusively breastfeeding and introduced combination.

After they have changed the formulation (a few weeks ago now) she has had a bad tummy (runny number 2's and not like her!)

Has anyone else had this issue? I wonder if it's worth changing brand or if that would cause more of an issue... she's been on the new formulation about a week.

Any options appreciated!

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Harrysmummy246 Tue 26-Nov-19 11:26:05

No need for follow on milk at all. It's a marketing ploy as the formula companies aren't allowed to market stage one milk. Stage 1 is perfectly adequate until 1 year when you can switch onto cow's milk

GrumpyHoonMain Tue 26-Nov-19 11:27:39

Follow on milk contains thickener to artificially fill tummies. It’s not needed for over 1s and is not suitable at all for under 1s.

BertieBotts Tue 26-Nov-19 11:30:48

I don't think it would harm to change brand. When we combination fed we bought different brands every time. It didn't cause any issues. I think this idea that you must stick to one brand comes from the manufacturers who want you to keep buying their product and nobody else's.

I agree first milk is fine and it is better to stick with first milk, even after 6 months. Follow on doesn't necessarily contain thickeners, but its make up is less closely regulated than first milk and first milk is suitable throughout the first year.

littleduckeggblue Tue 26-Nov-19 11:38:03

Health visitor told us no need to change to 2. Stay on stage 1 and certinly don't go on stage 3 as it isn't regulated

ameliasophie Wed 27-Nov-19 11:00:59

I wasn't asking for people's opinions on whether follow on milk is suitable, if I wanted opinions on that, I would have asked. My question was about switching brands due to a new formulation of Aptamil.

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ameliasophie Wed 27-Nov-19 11:04:07

@GrumpyHoonMain if follow on milk wasn't 'suitable for under 1s at all' it wouldn't legally be able to be sold.

All - I switched to follow on milk following doctors advise as the vitamin levels are different in follow on. I would not need to go on to stage 3 as cows milk will be sufficient after 1 years old.

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ameliasophie Wed 27-Nov-19 11:06:08

@BertieBotts I think you could be right about the marketing tool, although I have heard the different ingredients in brands can mess with little tummies which is why I've stuck with Aptamil - who knows, this could be a marketing tool too!

Thanks I will consider changing brands.

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dementedpixie Wed 27-Nov-19 11:10:24

Follow on milk contains thickener to artificially fill tummies. It’s not needed for over 1s and is not suitable at all for under 1s

This is bollocks. There are no thickeners and is suitable for 6 months+ . You dont have to switch but I did as it was cheaper and you can get offers on it. I switched from aptamil to cow & gate as it was cheaper too

mrsed1987 Wed 27-Nov-19 11:11:51

But its affecting her tummy so why wouldnt you change? Just try a different one

girlmummy25 Wed 27-Nov-19 19:45:47

Ive heard good stuff about Hipp so im going to change from Aptamil to Hipp. Might be worth a try for you too

Lottiebugz22 Fri 29-Nov-19 01:11:06

I think it's affected my 11 month old as well she was fine on the original formula apparently all formulas have changed to meet the guidelines

Lottiebugz22 Wed 04-Dec-19 17:06:25

How is ur baby now mines got diarea x

Selfsettling3 Wed 04-Dec-19 17:08:04

Lots of things are not safe or suitable for babies but are still sold for them eg cot bumpers.

asmallangrycermet Mon 16-Dec-19 23:59:24

Oh my god yes! Massive explosive poops when she has never had a poosplosion before! We got an old formula from Sainsbury's last week and suddenly she went back to normal. New updated formula again today and already having huge runny poos again. So glad it's not just us!! No idea what to do though because Aptamil has changed to meet ?national guidelines/standards so surely all of the other formula brands have too?

asmallangrycermet Tue 17-Dec-19 00:00:34

Well. Not glad you were having the same problem though! Any update on what you've done so far OP?

Lottiebugz22 Tue 17-Dec-19 12:19:49

Hiya just wanted the say it wasn't the formula with my little one it was norovirus xxx

asmallangrycermet Tue 17-Dec-19 12:37:24

Oh no! Well hopefully it passed quickly and your wee one is back to normal smile

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