As Paige quickly approaches 6 months old we were starting to notice follow on milk in shops and supermarket. Been a first time mum I always thought that you had to change over when the baby turned 6 months old.
After a little research and a lot of lovely people on twitter helping me out I now know otherwise.
One of the main difference I have read about is that follow on milk contains more iron than stage 1 milk. This is because at around 6 months baby iron stores start to drop. With this in mind you might panic when I say that we aren't going to give Paige follow on milk. The reason behind this. If you wean you baby onto food and give them a balanced and varied diet they will be getting all the iron they need from the food you are giving them so have no need for the extra iron in the milk.
With Paige's eczema the change we made from SMA Gold to Cow and Gate seemed to have helped her a lot so I don't want to go changing her milk again just to upset her eczema.
What do you think about follow on milk? I'd love to know your opinion.
Thank for reading,