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  1. #1
    ninahudd is offline Registered User
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    May 2006
    Hong Kong

    changing formulas

    Our baby is taking the 0-6 month cow and gate formula. I heard that you shouldn't change formulas but should we be moving on to the 6 - 12 month cow and gate after 6 months or not. What is the difference between them, any one know?

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    Matty is offline Registered User
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    Mar 2006
    Sai Kung

    The 6 - 12mth formulas are fortified with iron and other minerals not found in the 0 - 6mth.
    Babies natural iron stores run out by 6 mths so they need an additional source. But as long as they are taking solids which include plenty of iron like fortified rice cereal it's OK to continue with the 0 - 6mth formula.

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    HazelEyes is offline Registered User
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    Mar 2008
    Hong Kong

    Can't find Cow&Gate 1 formula

    Do you know if Cow&Gate 1 is in stock anywhere in Hong Kong????

    I haven't been able to find it anywhere for past week. If I can't find it by tomorrow, we will have to switch to another formula.


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    Konradsmom is offline Registered User
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    Feb 2007

    I asked my pedaetrician and the nurses at the government baby wellness clinics the same question - the latest guidance is that it is not necessary to change to the older baby formulas - would like to check if anyone has heard the same advice or not?

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    CelticKiwi is offline Registered User
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    Jun 2006

    My daugher's doctor said it was perfectly fine to keep her on the no.1 formula until she is 24 months old (as long as she has a varied diet). No need to change to 6+ month formula.

    Also, I've heard that Cow&Gate temporarily stopped exporting overseas as there was a problem with a illness the cows were suffering from. This may have changed by now but that's what I was told about 6 months ago. I normally got the C&G from Bumps to Babes.

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