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follow on mik at 6 months or not??

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CharlieMumma Sat 20-Aug-11 19:38:51

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"

Any thought ladies?

mousesma Sat 20-Aug-11 19:41:34

Up to you really, there is no need to switch to follow on but at 6 months it won't cause any harm if you want to switch.

If he's happy drinking follow on and you want to carry on using it then it's fine to do so.

Phoenix Sat 20-Aug-11 19:43:13

I never did with either of my 2 boys. I just stuck with the formula they were on and switched to cows milk at 12 month.

TheArmadillo Sat 20-Aug-11 20:06:18

nothing wrong in doing it - it is suitable from 6 months/when you start weaning. If it saves you money and you get points as well then makes sense.

Not a breastmilk substitute means just that you can use it until they are eating other foods, thats all.

Likeaheadlesschicken Sat 20-Aug-11 20:07:41

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.

TheArmadillo Sat 20-Aug-11 20:11:42


CharlieMumma Sat 20-Aug-11 20:14:26

thanks everyone - i knew it was not necessary but as its cheaper and they do deals on it etc i might stick with it, DS doesnt seem to care either way he eats and drinks everthing that comes his way!

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