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Does the whole 'getting all the vits they need from milk until one yr old' work with ff?

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lucysnowe Sat 18-Oct-08 19:35:24

Sorry for the loooong title! DD has been ff since three months. Could formula (Aptimel) sustain her up till one year if needs be or should I 'rush' her a bit more wrt weaning than a BF baby?


pudding25 Sat 18-Oct-08 20:28:24

As far as I am aware, formula has vitamins and iron added to it so I would not worry too much if your dd is not eating tons.

Pheebe Sun 19-Oct-08 09:00:49

were you planning to wait til she's one to wean her? latest guidelines are to staart around 6 months. if you wait much longer it can be difficult to get them to accept solids (sorry if I;ve miunderstood)

formula is fine nutritionally as a bm replacement btw

theSuburbanDryad Sun 19-Oct-08 09:24:19

Are you planning to do BLW? AFAIK ff babies still get all the nutrients they need from formula milk so I wouldn't worry if she isn't eating too many solids. If she needs more she will eat more - maybe drop a bottle, or drop the amount to encourage her to eat more? Sorry, but clueless on this - it's Aitch you need, really! smile

SharpMolarBear Sun 19-Oct-08 09:25:04

afaik yes, it applies

fizzpops Sun 19-Oct-08 10:52:57

AK says (and I have often wondered about this):

"If your baby drinks less than 500ml (17 fl oz) of formula a day or is breastfed beyond six months, she will need supplementary vitamins A, C, and D up until at least one year. These vitamins are in formula milk, but are lower in breast milk."

I think she is suggesting foods rich in these rather than as a vitamin supplement but it did seem strange that breast milk should not continue to evolve to supply a baby's needs in the same way it does from birth through the first 6 months.

I am FF by the way so haven't looked into it in too much depth - just skim read and was surprised.

lucysnowe Sun 19-Oct-08 19:18:31

Ooh thank you for replies and thanks for the quote fizzpops! DD is getting around 7 oz 5 times a day so that's prob ok then. I think opinion varies on the iron in bm question doesn't it?

Pheebe I have started weaning and am mostly doing BLW but had a small panic after a day of DD playing racing cars with her broccoli wink and wanted to make sure. I know BLW philosophically speaking follows on from bfing but it's nice to know that you can do it after ffing as well!

SharpMolarBear Sun 19-Oct-08 21:21:58

Have you seen Aitch's blog SHe did BLW with her older DD after (or as well as) ff, and there's quite a bit about it on there

lucysnowe Mon 20-Oct-08 13:01:36

Oh I didn't know Aitch ffed - will have another look, thanks!

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