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Old 01-28-2013, 07:42 PM   #1
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Stage 1 VS stage 2 formula

When should you switch from sage 1 formula to stage 2? Lulu is 7 months and has currently been eating Isomil soy stage 1 formula. Should I switch her to stage 2?
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:36 AM   #2
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Re: Stage 1 VS stage 2 formula

We gave never done stage 2 or toddler formula (and have 3 healthy boys). Our youngest is 16 months old and still on infant Neocate. The toddler formula has more calories per ounce. I'm not sure if the vitamin/nutrient content is the same or not. Me, personally, I would just stick with the infant formula. Good luck to you!
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Re: Stage 1 VS stage 2 formula

I just used infant formula... and once my daughter turned 11mo, we went full force with whole milk.
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Re: Stage 1 VS stage 2 formula

Do you mean newborn formula vs. infant or infant formula vs. toddler?
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Stage 2 wasn't necessary. We moved straight to whole milk at 12 mos.
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Re: Stage 1 VS stage 2 formula

We use Isomil soy formula, and it comes in 0-12 months "stage one" and 6+ months "stage two." Lulu is 7 months old.
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:35 AM   #7
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Re: Stage 1 VS stage 2 formula

It wouldn't hurt to switch her if you would feel better about it. I would just do a slow switch, rather than a sudden switch all at once.
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Re: Stage 1 VS stage 2 formula

We went to stage 2 at a year. It had more iron, and DD2 was anemic, even on formula.
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Re: Stage 1 VS stage 2 formula

We switched over at just over a year. Most kids just go to milk and skip toddler formula but my son had an ear issue and wasn't eating well so we kept him on toddler formula for 6 more months.
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Re: Stage 1 VS stage 2 formula

My doc said only use toddler formula if anemic and over 1 year od age, which we are not. My daughter is on soy due to milk allergy
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