I am combination feeding at the moment and am considering giving my lo hungrier baby milk for the last feed of the night to help him last longer. Does anyone else do this and if so what age did you do this? Is there any reason why I shouldn't do this?
Also, the hungry milk has no more nutrition or calories so if you are artificially filling him up you risk dulling his hunger cues through the night which may result in him taking in less milk than he otherwise would, which will a) mean he gains less weigh and b) may affect your supply. NIght feeds are the very best for keeping your breastmilk supply on an even keel, skip them and your supply may dip, especially if you are already combination feeding.
That's just my opinion, I wouldn't do it personally for those reasons.
[Modified by: Maenad on October 07, 2010 09:45 PM]
However we were then told by HV that it can affect them with constipation as it is slower to digest.
I just found first thing in the morning after his morning milkies, some cool boiled water did the trick for him.
Maenad is right with her warning though hon - breastfed babies digest their milk much easier that ff babes.
Mixing a heavy milk such as Hungry baby could give your LO constipation as the milks they are recieving are like one extreme to the other. xxx
i have just gave my lo a bottle of aptimil hungry baby milk i was a bit conserned it would make her constipated even more because she already suffers with constipation i dont want to make her any worse also will this milk make her fat
my son is five months old and he gets hungry every two hours,this gets harder over nights as I have to stay up all night,please advice me what I should do,his on aptamil at the moment