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    Default Mixed feeding for 1yr old

    My dd will be 1yr old tomorrow, I am currently mix feeding her bf & then topping her up with formula, I would like to continue bf but in replacement of the formula which is better cows milk or the follow on toddler formula ?

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    Default Mixed feeding for 1yr old

    IMO follow on toddler formula is better than cows milk, mainly as it contains many more vitamins and minerals , cows milk has no iron and is harder to digest , the sugar in both cows milk and toddler milk is the same plus dairy actually hinders iron absorption ( big problem in toddlers)

    Some toddlers still do not get their recommended fat/protein/carb vitamin and mineral intake purely from solids yet ( especially at 1) and still need formula to meet their needs , cows milk just does not do this

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    Default Mixed feeding for 1yr old

    I would agree follow on with toddler milk, my DS will be one in 2 weeks and it's what I plan to do

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    My community health nurse said that babies don't really need a specific milk feed after 12 months. If they are having a complete diet of solids, with diary included in that, then they should be fine.
    She said that cows milk is perfectly fine and has everything they need, if you want to continue the milk feed. She did say to try and wean off the bottle to a cup if you can if you want to continue to give them milk.
    I asked about toddler follow on formula and she said basically it is unneccesary, and just a way for companies to make money. Makes sense to me but I guess that's just me. You can choose if you want to take on board that info or not!

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    DS is just over 1 and I am continuing with formula for now, probably another 3 - 6 months. I do know lots of people who have switched to cows milk and don't seem to have had any problems with it. I would personally prefer to wait a little longer to make sure he is getting enough of a healthy and varied diet before switching. The extra nutrients in the formula isn't going to do him any harm. I guess it depends on how well you think your lo is eating.

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    Default Mixed feeding for 1yr old

    Thanks everyone maybe I might continue on with bf and formula until she her 12mth check up next week and go from there her diet is ok I try to give her fruit and meat and veggies but she is a very active baby and is always on the go so it's very hard sometimes to get her to sit long enough for her to eat a lot. She only weighs 8kg I know we were told she wasn't under weight but she was on the lower end of the weight scale for her age.

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    Update: I tried my dd tonight on a small bottle of cows milk but she had really bad stomic cramps, so I didn't give her any more but I will have to go back to formula as she sometimes likes a bottle at night as she settles better if I top her up with formula after I have bf her so do I keep her on stage 2 her move her onto the toddler formula?

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    I'd keep her on stage 2, I did this with DS till about 18 months, which is when i felt all his nutrients were from food, I then used Bellamys organic toddler ( no goat toddler formula unfortunately) and then he only drank maybe 150ml a day at night now at 2 he just drinks water, or I do make him a smoothie every afternoon with either A2 or Almond milk


 

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