I noticed that I change formula much less often than I used to. I
thought about why, thinking maybe it was just due to more breast
feeding. That doesn't seem to explain it.
Of course, the major change I would make is from a regular formula to a
usually more expensive soy. To make this change, a mom or nurse would
usually ask me about it. I always suspected that it was not the
formula that fixed the baby, but as with most things, time that fixed it..
Then I realized what had happened. I have been taken out of the loop.
There has been an explosion in the number of cow milk formulas. I count
16 different formula changes that can now be made, without ever going to
soy, or feeling the need to ask the doctor. The moms and nurses are
making the changes, and whiling away the time until the baby is better.
I always thought these changes were a bit silly, so I don't mind being
out of this particular loop.