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Starting a 6 m/o on formula?

We might be switching my 6 m/o from breast milk to formula.

If/when we do what is the best way to go about doing that?

Also, we have a sample can of similac advanced in the blue can, if we used that then bought a different brand would that bother her?

We're hoping to use the Kirkland brand if possible, has anyone used that and liked it?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 8:45 AM on Mar. 20, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Doing it gradually over a period of weeks will be best for both of you. Start by replacing one feeding per day with formula, and after a few days, go to 2, then 3, etc... Switching abruptly will cause you lots of pain. Try to avoid switching formulas if at all possible. But it may take some trial and error to find the formula that works best for your baby. Good luck.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:48 AM on Mar. 20, 2009

  • If you have to switch formula, gradually introduce the new one. for example, mix 2 oz of the new with 4 oz of old then gradually reduce old and increase new. but the pp is right, if supply issue is the reason for the switch, her method is good for reducing engorgement for you as well. but as long as baby is happy, do what you feel is right
    KEHMom

    Answer by KEHMom at 10:20 AM on Mar. 20, 2009

  • Like the other moms have said, if you have to switch then doing it gradually is the best way to do it.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:31 AM on Mar. 20, 2009

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