When should I change from one feeding stage to the next? At what age can my child drink cow’s milk?
HiPP ORGANIC COMBIOTIC® infant formula provides all the important nutrients your little one needs. Your baby should consume breast milk as a first choice, but if this is not possible, there is an alternative: HiPP Organic Combiotic infant formula designed for babies from 0 to 12 months. It is important that you check the feeding guide on the label to increase the portion of milk formula you should give your baby according to his age. Always consult your pediatrician. This formula is designed to meet your baby's nutritional needs according to their age and stage of life.
The most important thing is that your child is filled and satisfied with the chosen formula. A gradual change from breast milk to formula is simple, as long as age and feeding recommendations are met.
The change should be made by increasing one bottle of the new formula per day. This way, your baby's digestion will gradually get used to the new formula and you will see how he tolerates it. Don't mix two different formulas in one bottle.
Cow's milk should be administered from the first year of life and given in small quantities as part of a meal, but not as a pure bottle drink.
Also, starting at 12 months, when babies become active toddlers, you may prefer to switch to HiPP Organic Combiotic Stage 3 growing-up formula. Growing-up formulas are specially formulated to provide the extra iron and vitamins that whole cow's milk may not contain and provide the vitamins and minerals needed to support your baby's growth and increased activity. It also has a reduced protein content that is optimal for children.
Always consult your pediatrician when changing from one stage to another.
How long can milk formulas be given?
Infant milks are complete foods that are gradually replaced by a balanced diet from sixth months on.
If your child is older than 1 year, he or she should drink milk as part of a balanced diet. The HiPP Organic COMBIOTIC® Stage 2 follow-on formula or the HiPP Organic COMBIOTIC® Stage 3 growing-up formula can be supplemented with cereals or as a pure drink. Keep in mind that at the beginning of the second year of life, milk drinks and all other beverages should be taken from a cup. This will help your child learn new skills, prevent sucking habits and protect their teeth from decay.
Always consult with your pediatrician to find out how long you can give milk formulas to your child.