How do I transition from my regular formula to a new one?
Some children may experience discomfort when starting a new formula, so we recommend you gradually transition over one week.
Start by reducing your usual volume of formula to 75%. Add 25% of the new formula. Do this on every feed for 2 days.
Then reduce your usual formula to 50% and add 50% of the new formula, again, do this on every feed for 2 days.
Reduce your old formula to 25% and the new formula to 75% for 2 days.
If your child has not experienced any adverse symptoms on day 7 you are ready to try 100% of the new formula.
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