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27-04-2013 19:39 #21
27-04-2013 20:07 #22
27-04-2013 20:07 #23Senior Member
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I think it's totally weird to drink milk designed for baby cows, not baby humans!
27-04-2013 20:23 #24
My MCHN said the same thing. DD is 9 months and I had been making her weetbix up with formula and she told me to just use cows milk, which I now do (she still has 3-4 bottles of formula a day).
Also told that switching from the newborn to the stage 2-stage 3 and onto toddler formula was a total gimick. She said I could have stayed on the "newborn" stuff until 12 months. I'd already started her on the stage 2 so I'll just keep her on it, but yeah, I was very surprised to be hearing this.
I suppose if your baby is eating a wide variety of food then it makes sense not to pay $20 odd dollars on a can of todder formula every week.
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27-04-2013 20:35 #25
I won't be feeding my Bub formula after 12 months. I can't wait to switch to cows milk and regular dairy. I'm moving away from highly processed foods and am making most things from scratch for the whole family (and we're all feeling a lot better for it).
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28-04-2013 07:10 #26
Karicare Toddler milk ingredients:
"Whole milk powder, glucose syrup solids (from maize), dextrose (from maize), skim milk powder, maltodextrin, galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) from milk, lactose, long chain polyfructose, encapsulated fish oil (tuna oil, sodium caseinate, antioxidants [sodium ascorbate, mixed natural tocopherols, dl-alpha-tocopherol, ascorbyl palmitate]), emulsifier (soy lecithin)."
So the second and third ranking ingredients are glucose syrup solids and glucose (dextrose).
28-04-2013 07:17 #27
DS has a mix of oat milk, almond milk, rice milk or soy for drinks but mainly oat milk. He has a milk allergy. We took him off soy formula around 12 months. I'm always trying to make sure his diet is varied, it's been getting harder though, as he's getting older he's getting fussier.
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28-04-2013 07:35 #28
My DD was a fussy eater at 12 months. We kept her on step 2 at the advice of our doctor until 18m. We were also told that toddler formula is a gimmick.
DS is an excellent eater, and has been since he started solids. As he was eating a wide variety of foods, our doctor (same one) was happy with weaning him to milk at 12 months.
It depends on the kid, my two were so different. If you have a child who eats well, I find formula after 12 months a bit pointless. It isn't going to harm them though, if you feel they need it go for it.
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28-04-2013 07:57 #29
This is just my opinion so feel free to ignore it lol. But at 12 months, your child should be getting enough nutritional value from their diet that there wouldn't be any 'nutritional gaps' that toddler formulas claim to cover.
If your child doesn't have any problems digesting cows milk or you're just going to save yourself a heap of $$$ if you use cows milk instead of the marketing ploy that is toddler formula.
Also, lets be realistic... Toddler formula is made from cows milk anyway! So if your little one tolerates cows milk fine then it's just a waste of money to use the powders. Both are processed, it's just that regular cows milk is LESS processed than toddler formula.
28-04-2013 07:59 #30
At 1 our Dd had a good diet and so we switched to cows milk and haven't had any problems.
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