Ask the Nutritionist

Posted 7.16.10 | Christine Graham-Garo


My daughter just turned a year old, and I was wondering when I should transition her from Neocate Infant to Neocate Junior? Do I need to introduce it slowly, or can I just make the switch 100%?


Since your little one is now one, her vitamin and mineral requirements have changed. That’s why Neocate Junior is formulated a bit differently than Neocate Infant to meet her new needs. Neocate Junior also contains more calories (30 calories/ounce) than Neocate Infant (20 calories/ounce).

Before making any switch, be sure to get the go-ahead from your doctor. If your child is doing well on Neocate Infant, the transition should go smoothly. Some children are able to make the switch “cold turkey”, while others are more sensitive to changes in texture and taste and may need to be weaned onto it slowly. You can start with 25% Junior and 75% Infant, slowly working up to 100% Junior.

Another thing you can consider is using flavor packets (available in cherry-vanilla, grapefruit and lemon-lime), flavor straws or the chocolate and tropical versions of Neocate Junior to add some variety into your daughter’s diet.

Read Comments (2)

  • 2015-03-23 | Judy

    I am a dietitian in a pediatric long term care facility.  Do you have mixing instructions to bring Neocate Jr (unflavored) to 25 cal/oz?
    Thank you!

  • 2015-03-24 | Nutrition Specialist

    Hi Judy,
      Sure, we’ll send that to you by email! For other clinicians who stumble across this post and have similar requests, please email us (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) or give us a call at 800-Neocate.

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