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    Default Is it neccessary to go from stage 1 formula to stage 2?

    Is there any real difference? Do I need to change or can I stay on stage 1. I mix feed and have introduced some solids, so will it really make much of a difference.

    If you have links to info I would really appreciate it.

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    GP said it is, but said stage 3 is a scam. My GP is awesome compared to most, really young and knowledgable.

    Both my babies are on stage 2.
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    Our stage 2 ( Karicare goat) had more iron and protein in it as they need extra as there is a big growth spurt from 6 months to about 18 months ( or that's what my naturopath said )

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    My health nurse said it didn't make a difference but we used stage 2 from 6-12 months anyway.

    Stage 3 has vanilla flavoring so I didn't go there (Nan brand)

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    I thought by stage 3 they should be on cows milk anyway.
    Thanks for the info. Wasn't sure if there was any real difference or if it was just a marketing ploy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by One of THOSE mums! View Post
    I thought by stage 3 they should be on cows milk anyway.
    Thanks for the info. Wasn't sure if there was any real difference or if it was just a marketing ploy.
    Exactly, stage 3 is a marketing ploy.

    DS is 23 months and has stage 2 when he's off his food, but cows milk the rest of the time.

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    My 1 yr ok is still on stage 1, childrens hospital dietician said there's no difference


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    My paed said it made no difference, but there seems to be a variety of opinions and no really factual info that I've been able to find.

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    Stage 2 has more iron, which babies need more of from 6 months.

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    No, it's not.
    My eldest got really constipated from the extra iron so my GP advised me to put her back on stage 1. By that stage/age most bubs are getting the extra iron they need from solids anyway.
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