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What do you other moms think about the next step formula?

My daughter has not been breastfed since she was 4.5 months old. The doctor told me at 9 months to put her on next step formula. I am thinking about keeping her on it for awhile. It is good until they are 24 months.

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Asked by Lyndseysmom808 at 11:26 PM on Jul. 10, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Milk is cheaper so I'm switching at 1 year. But he also nursed a couple of times of a day still so I'm no worried about him missing out on nutrition.

    Answer by MAUREEN55 at 11:37 PM on Jul. 10, 2008

  • I also breastfed for a while, we switched my daughter from formula though to whole milk around her first birthday, she loves it and actually drinks it way better than the formula.

    Answer by KayleeMommyDay at 11:48 PM on Jul. 10, 2008

  • Ryley breastfed until 6 months, had formula till 1 and then switched to whole milk. We switched for two reasons: she didn't really care about her formula(or her bottle) and it is expensive. If Lindsey is at a healthy weight then I am sure switching to whole milk is fine.

    Answer by RyleyandJen at 12:25 AM on Jul. 11, 2008

  • Aurora had breastmilk for the first month and a half. We had issues actually breastfeeding so i pumped.

    After that we used Enfamil formula, suggested by the doc.. She did great with it.

    At nine months i asked about next step formula, he said its just a ploy to get parents to keep their kids on formula after a year and he didnt see a reason to switch her because at a year she would get milk.

    Well it happens to be cheaper than regular formula by a few bucks, so we switched her over to it, she had a rocky first day and then was fine after that.

    Answer by Cmyfantasyworld at 12:41 AM on Jul. 11, 2008

  • next step is just a rediculous way for formula companies to get more money out of you for another year. i tried it once any it was aweful. you can introduce dairy between ten and twelve months and it's just as good for them since they should be on a pretty regular diet by then save the money for all the baby food you'll soon be buying :)

    Answer by BrookeD85 at 2:11 AM on Jul. 11, 2008

  • Milk is cheaper.
    However, I do have a can that I keep in the fridge so it lasts a LONG time. I use it when my little one is sick and not eating. I'll give it to her instead of a cup of milk so she gets some extra vitamins. When she's better, I go back to milk and food.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 12:18 PM on Jul. 11, 2008

  • I used the Similac Go and Grow when I was forced by WIC to wean him to straight whole milk at 12 mths. He was such a picky eater and I was worried. Its expensive but after about 1 1/2 mths his appetite picked up and I give him 1 5oz cuppy full instead of 3 a day...

    Answer by AntzMumi430 at 7:28 PM on Jul. 12, 2008

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