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11/04/2013 at 07:25
So all the milk companies would have me believe at 6 months J needs to move to follow on milk- is this the case? Did you move your LO over and if so was it straight away or when they had started dropping milk feeds?
11/04/2013 at 07:29
I moved over because it was cheaper to buy. I think there's more iron in it but don't know the full facts.
11/04/2013 at 07:39
Did you move when they were having all their feeds DS? I know the milk companies say its to do with iron levels dropping but don't know if thats just a marketing ploy.
11/04/2013 at 07:42
P didnt start having any formula until over 6 months so i went straight onto follow on. I thought i might as well as not IYSWIM. I wasn't changing from another one though but i think i'd still have changed over as i think it was cheaper.
11/04/2013 at 07:50
I had just started weaning O at six months and I just switched over. He was still having all his milk feeds.
11/04/2013 at 08:02
We just carried on with his normal formula until 12 months and then we switched to cows milk.
11/04/2013 at 08:07
We switched as a) was cheaper and b) you get the boots parenting club advantage card points on it so they build up really quickly! I did straight away at 6 months and figured the extra iron was good for his development....but if price were same I'm not sure what I'd have done x
11/04/2013 at 08:17
I was told by health visitor and my paediatric colleagues (I'm a dietitian) that follow on milk is a complete marketing ploy and your baby doesn't need.to change. Milk companies can advertise these where as they are not allowed to advertise 1st stage milk.
We switched at 6 months too. Mainly because of the price.
11/04/2013 at 08:18
It's true, follow on milk is a marketing ploy as they can't advertise first milk.
11/04/2013 at 09:19
Thought it would be to do with marketing- have checked on boots and C&G is the same price- J can suffer with constipation so I'm thinking the added iron won't help with this!
11/04/2013 at 09:26
Completely as LLL and daisy say. It just allows them to advertise. I even asked my HV about the iron yesterday, she said that follow on does contain more but that the babies aren't actually able to absorb anymore in that format so is a con really.
11/04/2013 at 09:40
I switched as it was cheaper that was all!
11/04/2013 at 09:43
I only switched when it was on offer. It's not essential but equally it is not harmful so it's up to you
11/04/2013 at 09:54
Everywhere I've see, the first milk and follow on is the same price (for aptamil) where/what are these cheaper milks you speak of? Lol
11/04/2013 at 10:08
It's totally unnecessary. All mine have stayed on first milk until 12 months - if it ain't broke don't fix it was my motto.
Follow on milk was created to get around infant formula advertisement rules. It has no advantages to the babies.
And I've never seen it cheaper either, sometimes on offer though.
11/04/2013 at 12:53
The same as many others; I swapped to follow on because it as cheaper and I could get boots points and offers on it. I then went onto toddler milk, but wouldn't do that again as when we did switch to cow's milk I realised how constipated it made her.
11/04/2013 at 13:36
E is mix fed now I'm back at work. I only opted for follow on as at least I then get my Boots points!
I'd also heard its a marketing ploy.
11/04/2013 at 13:44
Stripey - I never knew you could get points on follow on milk. I thought all baby milk was no to points in boots tesco ect.
11/04/2013 at 16:47
I thought the same as PJ about points and total spend offers
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