Growing Up Milk and Weaning, where has my baby gone?!

I breast-fed Jonah until he was 18 months old.  He was walking at 9 and by the time he gave up, he could walk up to me, pull down my top and help himself.  Breastfeeding was a bit of a breeze with him and although I was filled with trepidation as the realization hit me that I would be feeding a human from my boobs for the next however long, I was actually truly gutted when the experience was over. 

When Winter came along I assumed it would be the same but due to early complications and unavoidable circumstances, we switched to bottle feeding at about 4 months.  Now that this healthy little chunk has started weaning, we are using a follow-on milk to support his growing appetite and varied diet. 

We have been working with Britmums and Similac this week, trying out their Follow on Milk, for babies aged 6-12 months. This formula is a palm-oil free milk formula which provides key nutrients to support your baby’s growth and development, with omega 3 & 6, vitamins A, C, and D, calcium and iron. Growing up Milk for children aged 12 months to 36 months is also available.

One thing that I look for when choosing products for my children is that they have been tried, tested and recommended by other parents.  Similac is made by Abbott who, for over 90 years, have been helping mums around the world nourish their babies.


I don’t often change formula as I have tried a few and know what suits Winter and his fussy tummy but he took the Similac really well (no side effects… if you know what I mean!).  Although the measurements were slightly different to what I was used to, with 1 scoop for every 2oz, it mixed really well and Winter enjoyed it.  When it comes to Follow on Milk, I want to know what benefits my baby is getting (i.e helping to support their growth and development) and sometimes it is difficult to locate the information you need.  The Similac packaging is lovely and shiny (I’m a sucker for that sort of thing) and the information you need is clearly displayed on the tin… Reasonably priced too at £11 from Boots.

As Winter ventures into this exciting phase of exploring, discovering and enjoying new foods in his diet, I’m happy to know that he is still being supported in that with a Follow on Milk that I can be confident in.  I would recommend Similac to other Mums looking to move onto weaning their child but also provide a Follow on Milk option and I’m happy that Winter is getting what he needs from it.

*I have been sponsored by Similac to try Similac Follow On Milk and write about it on my blog. All opinions are my own*.

Important notice: Breastfeeding is best for babies and is recommended for as long as possible during infancy. Breastfeeding provides many benefits to both mother and baby. It is difficult to reverse the decision not to breastfeed. We recommend that you speak to your healthcare professional for advice on how to feed your baby.


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