My daughter is 6 1/2 months. She was strictly breastfed (and cereal since 3 months) until she was 5 months old. At 5 months she began daycare and also I was unable to keep up milk production to what she was wanting to eat...so I began giving her Similac Advance. I would pump at work, but my milk production was so low Id pump for half an hour and would only get two ounces each time, so she was getting more formula feedings in the past month and a half than breast feedings. Last week I dried up completely and she is now fully on Similac (as well as cereal and babyfood). She is not a picky baby, and has yet to deny any food offered to her (unless she just isnt hungry at the time of offering).
My question is this: I have a WIC appt today, and this is her 6 month review. I spoke to my lactation consultant yesterday and she said that WIC will only give me Enfamil, and since she has been taking Similac Avance, they will most likely give me Enfamil Premium. I personally dont like Enfamil, it smells a lot worse than Similac. But, realistically, I would like to know if this would make a difference? The consultant told me that even if I got a script from the Dr, that WIC doesnt provide Similac. But I know ppl who get all different brands of formula through WIC with a dr approval. She also said to gradually ease her into the formula change, 2 oz of enfamil to 4 oz of similac first couple days, then half and half etc until she is completely switched over. I understand this...I just dont get it...why does WIC only do enfamil? Why cant I get a script for what she is already use to? She currently has no digestive issues, and Id like it to stay that way.