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Wednesday, February 13th 2008, 11:35am

Follow on milk

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I feed E-M on cow & gate first milk, she is now 8 months old and maybe i should change the milk to the cow & gate next step, follow on milk

I suppose I am reluctant to do so incase she doesnt like it, or gets an upset tum,

have any of you tried the follow on milks, are they ok, or should i just keep E-M on the first milk ?(
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Wednesday, February 13th 2008, 11:54am

I tried it when M was 8 months but he got bad poops so changed him back and he has been fine. xxxxx


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Wednesday, February 13th 2008, 12:15pm

Unless E-M has a very poor diet (which I know she won't have! :) ) there is no need to change. The follow on milk only has extra iron in it anway, so if E-M is enjoying a varied diet with lots of greens etc there really isn't any need to change hun :))

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Wednesday, February 13th 2008, 1:11pm

mmmmmm

The twins are coming up to 6 months, and cos B is on the wee side, we don't want to introduce too much food yet, for fear she'll stop drinking her milk ... So she doesn't really have 'food', so isn't getting any additional iron.
Should we out her on the follow on milk till she starts taking more food? (when she's 6 month though)




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Wednesday, February 13th 2008, 6:21pm

Dh is getting follow on milk in Tesco tomorrow to try A... he has a good diet though. To be honest I assumed they go onto this at 6 months. ?(

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Wednesday, February 13th 2008, 8:09pm

I did ... But can see the logic

Babies are born with a certain amount of iron which is enough to last them to 6 months. They should either be getting sufficient iron through their diet or suplementing it with the follow on milk.

Based on that, Caz, I would say that if A is eating iron rich foods (broccoli, spinach, etc) that he probably doesn't need it ...

But, i'm no expert :P




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Wednesday, February 13th 2008, 8:21pm

You could always stick with the mik you use but add some vits to feed if your worried about that side of it.
We did swop - mainly because its cheaper - boys were ok with it
But they were percribed iron as they as prem. x x x
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Wednesday, February 13th 2008, 8:26pm

K, do you say on the wee side as in very below average for her age, very small compared to J or just small in general?

Is she getting a good intake of milk at the moment it should be between 22 and 28oz ideally, if she is I really wouldn't bother with follow on milk, no point trying to beef her up if she is petite naturally :smile:








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Wednesday, February 13th 2008, 8:30pm

Missy,
She is petite (but I think it's naturally), but not massively so ... She has between 20 and 25oz a day, maybe ?(

I hought the follow on milk was just with added iron? Not anything to bulk her up ...




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Wednesday, February 13th 2008, 8:32pm

I see, well, she is on a good intake so really she should be getting everything she needs from the normal C&G :smile:

Am I wrong in thinking that follow on milk is 1 year plus anyway?

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Wednesday, February 13th 2008, 8:36pm

Says 6 months ?( And it's Aptamil ?(


Y'know what the problem is? Sharon started this thread, and I hijacked it newshy




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Wednesday, February 13th 2008, 8:38pm

Quoted

Originally posted by Missy
I see, well, she is on a good intake so really she should be getting everything she needs from the normal C&G :smile:

Am I wrong in thinking that follow on milk is 1 year plus anyway?

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Wednesday, February 13th 2008, 8:51pm

I was told it wasn't necessary and was just a sales gimmick, by at least 2 HVs.





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Wednesday, February 13th 2008, 8:52pm

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I was told it wasn't necessary and was just a sales gimmick, by at least 2 HVs.


Good-o ... No need to bother then thumbup




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Thursday, February 14th 2008, 9:07am

:DHey kirsty I dont mind you hijacking my thread :D

i feel more confuzzelled now,lol

the cow & gate does state from 6 months, but i dont want e-m to bulk up any more, she is a well built little girl,
so now i am worried it might put extra weight on her, but the tin does say it just has extra vits & iron in,

oh heck, what to do ?(, i have bought some, but i think i might take it back and keep her on the origional milk,

will ask my hv today, although i cant see me getting any sense out of her, shes a bit :loony:

thanx for your replys xxxxx :D
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Thursday, February 14th 2008, 9:04pm

After breast feeding, I put Aaron straight on to stage 2 Aptamil,thought thats what everyone did at around 6 months :rolleyes:.Have had no problems with it,Aaron seems fine on it and hasnt bulked up in weigth since being on it.It is slightly cheaer too than the 1st stage! :D

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