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Formula question..Step 2 or 3?? Rss

Hi everyone,

Was hoping someone could answer a question for me.
My 13 month old son is currently on S26 Step 2 formula which we are currently weaning him off. I find it very hard to find Step 2 at the stores (especially for a good price!) and was wondering if he could move on to Step 3 until he is off the formula entirely??
Anyone know the difference between the two?? Perhaps he should already be on Step 3?? I'm not sure.
Would love to hear from someone!!

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Hi there! My 16.5mth old daughter has been on Bellamys Organic Toddler Milk formula from 12mths, and my pediatrician recommends that children stay on toddler formula up to three years old. I really recommend Bellamy's formula, it's made in Tasmania,and it's quite inexpensive (about $18.60 a tin). My daughter really likes it too, although she only has around 2 bottles a day.

Toddler formulas are just full of sugar and are not necessary. As baby formulas are not allowed to be advertised, this is just a way for these same companies to push which is an entirely unnecessary product. (I find it extremely strange that a specialist would recommend to use it till 3.... crazy).

At 12 months, full cream milk is enough. They should be getting all nutrients from the food they are eating, so shouldn't be filling themselves with too much of any kind of milk anyway.

Save your money, and just buy milk. It's the healthier option.

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Toddler formulas are just full of sugar and are not necessary. As baby formulas are not allowed to be advertised, this is just a way for these same companies to push which is an entirely unnecessary product. (I find it extremely strange that a specialist would recommend to use it till 3.... crazy).

At 12 months, full cream milk is enough. They should be getting all nutrients from the food they are eating, so shouldn't be filling themselves with too much of any kind of milk anyway.

Save your money, and just buy milk. It's the healthier option.



I did ask the pediatrician why toddler formula was recommended, and her reply was that some toddlers are fussy, and the extra iron and minerals in the milk really are necessary. I keep my daughter on it because she likes it, and if there is a chance she doesn't eat so much on a particular day, i know it will fill her and give her what she needs. Also, 2-3 bottles (or cups, in any case, 200ml) is recommended for toddlers.

As a single mum, I don't have a lot of money, but I will definitely continue to give her the toddler milk, as it has more iron and nutrients then normal milk. I don't think $18 for a tin of formula that will last her almost 2 weeks is a lot of money, probably would spend more on plain milk in that time.

Toddler formulas are not 'just full of sugar and not necessary' if you have a fussy toddler.

After having my son in hospital for a week, blood tests showed my son was anaemic. (he wasn't in hospital because of this) Paed was astounded that I didn't have my 2yo on either toddler milk or a vitamin supp. He said if you tested the majority of 2yo's just on cows milk, there would be a large chunk that had low levels. As my son had been on cows milk since he was around 14ish months, he refused to go back on toddler milk so I started him on a vitamin.

If your child drinks alot of cows milk, it actually takes iron out of their bodies.

And I have to add here that he wasn't a particularly fussy eater either.

It was also recommended by him to stay on a toddler milk until around 3 years.
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