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long winded stupid question - sorry

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KathH Thu 31-Mar-05 10:38:27

ds2 (6 months) has reflux and is on medication. At the moment he's on SMA Staydown. His reflux has been worse last few days to the point where altho he's eating food ok he's more or less refusing to drink milk, will only actually drink about 7 oz in a day. I'm trying to give youghurts, cheese sauce etc but he's still quite a way short of the 1pt a day. HV has suggested swopping milk to a follow on. My stupid question is - would it be ok for him to have some follow on milk say mixed in with his food, over his breakfast etc but to still have the SMA staydown in his bottle - first thing and last thing or should i just risk it and swop everything and hope he doesnt puke the whole lot up! Hope this makes sense.

irishbird Thu 31-Mar-05 10:40:10

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Bozza Thu 31-Mar-05 10:42:31

See no harm in trying to mix it for a couple of days and see how he goes on with that. Would be pointless giving him the follow on if he brought it all back as you say. Personally I have never used follow on with DD at all because I have been happy about the additional nutrition she was getting in her solids from 6 months (plus was still mixed feeding at that point). I used cow's milk on breakfast and formula/breast milk for feeds at 6 months so was mixing it all up really.

LIZS Thu 31-Mar-05 10:44:06

I would have thought you could use both but is seems like a faff to me. Not sure why Follow-on would be better than the Staydown or can you not use it for weaning or something. The additional nutritional benefits of follow-on milks are very arguable. If you want to switch to Follow-on you can get thickeners (Thick and Easy is one) which you add to the bottle to make the milk heavier in the stomach (similar to cornflour).

KathH Thu 31-Mar-05 10:51:37

Tbh i've never bothered with follow on milks with my other 3 it's just that ds 2 takes so little milk - i thought if i bought some of them ready made cartons i could use them for the mixing in and over his breakfast. Thanks for your replies by the way - i thought i might have this parenting lark sussed by now oh how wrong can you be?

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