Varying 2nd Step Formulas

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Rabbits07 - February 23

I know that when baby is young a and through the first year it is not a good idea to switch back and forth on their formula. Mason will be one year old next month and I was planning on starting him on the next step or second formulas. It was my intention to use the Enfamil Next Step as he is currently taking the Enfamil Lipil formula, but today I received some checks from Good Start for their Second Step formula. These formulas aren't cheap and coupons really help (my grocer checkout prints out the coupons for the Enfamil so I have some of those as well). Anyways, I was wondering since ds will be over 1 year if it would be okay to use both the Good Start and The Enfamil older baby formulas. I figured since it was okay for them to do cow's milk and start trying a variety of other things that the stomach wasn't as sensitive and that it would probably be okay...what do you think?

 

Rabbits07 - February 23

bump

 

bradylove - February 23

I'm thinking at that point their digestive systems are more mature, and as you said, if they can do whole milk, I can't see why it would hurt.

 

ashtynsmom - February 23

We switched back and forth with the Next Step formula for dd. She took the Enfamil next Step, and then we discovered the generic brand at Target. She did great with both. The third can we bought was the Good Start. She had no problems.

 

cae - February 23

Hi Rabbits. Wow, can you believe your LO will be one already next month! I dont know about switching, not sure if it would be a little hard on his stomach, but maybe not. Ethan was on Enfamil Lipil also, but I never did the next step enfamil, I really didnt know what the purpose was really. I didnt ask my Ped about it, he just said now that he is one to switch him over to reg. whole milk. SO what is the purpose for the Next Step, and how long should they be drinking it before you give how milk, or do you give whole with it? See Im clueless about it. lol Ethan has been on whole milk for a little over a month now, and he is doing really well with it.

 

Rabbits07 - February 23

I know, I can't believe it either! I want to smile and cry at the same time....they just don't stay little long enough. I'm only going with the next step formulas because Mason has had the weight issues and they have more fat, calories, etc. per serving than whole milk. I don't know that I will keep him on them for a whole year....we'll just have to see how his weight improves. The next step is more expensive than whole milk, but cheaper than the Pediasure by far! It doesn't have as much cals & stuff as the pediasure, but it's more than the milk. Pediasure is breaking us:( I'm going to give him whole milk, too, but also the next step to get those extra calories in until the dr. is happy with his weight. He said it would take a while, that he probably wouldn't increase on the charts as quick as he fell down, but he wants a nice steady increase.

 

cae - February 23

ahh..Oh ok, got ya. Just wondering, if it is a must for the transition to whole milk or what. Like I said I didnt know. Probably why my Ped did not mention it, because Ethan is just a big baby, and does not need those extra calories...lol Yeah, I bet Pediasure could break anyones wallet. It adds up. Hope Mason get some weight on quickly.

 

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