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“I was just wondering if anyone had some ideas on toddler formula. My 1 year old(today) has been formula feed and now looking into whether or not go with a follow on formula or switch to cows milk. I am just worried about which one and what others have done might help. I tried a follow on formula when my first was 1 but she hated it. ” What is better, follow on formula or cow’s milk?

Posted by Shani, 24/04/13

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  • At that age and when a nutritious diet is consumed cows milk is fine !


  • I did one bottle of cows and 1 of formula


  • I went from breast feeding to formula as they nutrients were better


  • I would discuss with the community nurse.


  • I chose cows milk but each to their own.


  • What did you end up decided to go with?


  • I am not sure what they do to cows milk these days, but their calcium intake at this age is better off gotten through cheeses and yoghurts.


  • What did you end up doing?


  • Mix feed, and slowly graduate to cow’s milk


  • We didn’t bother with follow on formula we just went on to full cows milk. We just introduced it slowly over 2 weeks with no problems.


  • I would do formula. It’s better for them, easier to take with you and the cost is about the same


  • In my opinion, I wouldn’t bother with follow on formula. Give cows milk and a balanced diet full of nutrients.


  • I would give a bit of both. Formula has a lot of nutrients


  • Both my kids were on formula. With my first I used follow on and with my son at just over 12 months I went to normal cows milk and gave him a follow on bottle once a day usually before bed.


  • Good luck and I hope this helps with your decision and remember cows milk is least nutritional :-)


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