Do I use the starter one or go straight to Follow-On?

Do I use the starter one or go straight to Follow-On?
Q: Hi, my baby is 8 months old and still being breast fed. I am about to go back to work and want to wean my son onto formula. Do I use the starter one or go straight to Follow-On?

A: As your baby is now 8 months old, Follow-On formula would be the most appropriate.
Starter formulas are suitable from birth, and Follow-On suitable from 6 months of age. The main difference between Starter and Follow-On formulas is the amount of protein, iron and calcium. Follow-On formulas are higher in these than Starter. This is to meet the older infants’ growing needs and also after 6 months of age body iron stores are starting to diminish and iron needs are increasing.
Karicare Follow-On formulas provide proteins, essential fats, carbohydrates, calcium, iron and zinc, vitamins A, B, C, D and E, plus other key vitamins and minerals and nutrients for healthy growth. Karicare Gold Follow-On formula is also enriched with omega-3 and omega-6 fats, which are important for brain and visual development.
Remember, cow’s milk is not suitable as a main drink for babies under 1 year of age. Cow’s milk, as a drink is too high in protein, sodium and potassium for infants, these high levels increase the load on young kidneys and the risk of dehydration. Vitamins C, D and E are limited, and cow’s milk is very low in iron.

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