I have started weaning my DS on to solids and he is doing well and enjoys breakfast and lunch at the moment, he has two bf morning and evening and 3 7oz formulas through the day sometimes he only drinks 5oz. I have switched him to aptamil follow on as he was on aptamil first milk/BF. Am i right to switch him to follow on or should he stay on stage 1? Follow on is cheaper and i can use my boots point etc but not sure if i should have switched as its confusing when it says "not a breastmilk substitute"
My HV said there was no need to switch onto follow on milk after 6 months unless you are concerned your child isn't getting a balanced diet (fussy eater etc). I think it is a bit of a marketing ploy really as the manufacturers are not legally allowed to advertise stage 1 formulas so they make follow on milks so they can legitimately advertise so Parents become aware of the brands available.