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Follow On milks vs Vitamin Drops

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smileyragdoll Wed 05-Jan-05 15:03:28

Ds has had SMA gold and now SMA white,ii remember reading that they finish their iron stores at 6 months and need iron so i need to switch to follow on milk its just that my mum says its rubbish and a big marketing ploy and i should keep him on sma white as he likes it, as they didnt have follow on milk in her day but vitamin and iron drops so a bit confused what did others do? thanks

tiktok Wed 05-Jan-05 15:32:40

There is iron in all formulas - follow on has more than doorstep milk, that's all. Babies are fine on ordinary formula. Your mum is right about the marketing. There is plenty about this in the archives here at mumsnet

HappyMumOf2 Wed 05-Jan-05 16:31:52

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Grizzly Wed 05-Jan-05 21:58:14

Am I missing something here? I formula fed for 4 months, started weaning then
went on to full milk at 6 months and try to give ds (now 16 months) a good diet with as much home made food and fruit and veg as possible. I've never considered vitamin supplements - should I have?

HappyMumOf2 Thu 06-Jan-05 13:34:22

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hunkermunker Sun 09-Jan-05 19:17:22

You can have too many vitamins. Don't have time to do full research at the mo, but did just want to say that. Will try to look later if nobody else has in the meantime

MrsBigD Sun 09-Jan-05 19:21:10

basically you can overdose on fat soluble vitamines which are
A D E K if I remember correctly... it's been a while.

All the others are water soluble so what the body doesn't need it'll get rid of.

Uwila Mon 10-Jan-05 09:41:34

My dd (now 21 months) has only just given up SMA follow on milk. She had one bottle in the morning and one at bedtime. We did this primarily because she is a terrible eater. Has about three bites and she's done (unless it's cookies or crisps) So we continued with the formula so that she'd get enough nutrients. If your baby/toddler is a good eater, then there probably isn't any need for formula or vitamin supplements after he/she is well established on a well bablanced solid diet.

Incidentally, we took dd off of SMA about a week ago and decided just to give cows milk. And she also get a vitamin suppplement now (but again only because she hardly eats).

We are also about to remove the bottle from her because no. 2 is due in May and I don't want her to get jealous when she sees him/her with what she precieves to be her bottle. It's soon to be "sippy" cups all the way.

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