My 11 month old is exclusively formula-fed due to the fact that I was unable to breastfeed after my reduction. Because he's almost 1, I'm starting to think about what kind of "milk" I'm going to feed him once he reaches that magical age where he no longer needs those little yellow Enfamil boxes anymore. I had always thought I would go directly to organic cow's milk because it's a whole food, but then I got to thinking about what I would do if I breastfed. Of course I wouldn't switch him to all cow's milk, I'd still be breastfeeding, so then maybe I should still be using a milk substitute (i.e. formula)? So lucky me, Enfamil just sent me some samples of their "Enfagrow" toddler formula in anticipation of his first birthday, obviously to keep me using formula. So what is this stuff? Is it basically regular formula? Is there any advantage to using this over regular cow's milk?
My son is fairly petite, but he's a decent eater with a varied range of tastes. On a good day he eats three decent sized meals a day with a mix of meat and protein and veggies, so I'm not totally worried about his nutrition. At this point he only gets 4X6oz bottles a day of formula, when he wakes up and before each nap and before bed.