hungry baby formula ?
Jul 19, 2010 4:40PM
hi ladies just wondered if anyone uses this ? My lo is 5 weeks and is demanding 6 ounces per feed - im worried he is over feeding - does anyone else have experience of hungry baby formula ? Xx
Jul 19, 2010 7:53AM
Glad you posted this because i am unsure myself, i have brought some because my lo is taking 4-5 0z every 2 - 2 and a half hours but my health visitor told me to hold off using it a couple of weeks to see if it settles down, i think if your over feeding they bring it up though, he is 6 weeks and weighs 14lb though.xx
Jul 19, 2010 8:23AM
You wont be overfeeding him, if a baby over eats they'll throw up so he's obviously taking what he needs.
How long does he go between feeds and is he generally satisfied?
I think the hungry milk can work well for babies who are feeding frequently and taking a lot but still not satisfied between feeds, but it can lead to constipation so if your LO is satisfied, I'd suggest sticking with what you're on now and offering him what he needs/wants. If this has only just started happening then he may be going through a little growth spurt too so may reduce his feeds again?
But at the end of the day it wont do them any harm as such (just keep an eye on their tums).
Jul 19, 2010 9:13AM
we switched to this at 8 weeks, LO was very unsettled between feeds he was still hungry but wouldnt take more any more oz of regualr formula, this helped him between feeds but didnt change the amout or times he was feeding, like mummyjackson said he may well be having a growthsput, or may well just need slightly more, the guide on the box doent accont for every baby, My LO was always a few weeks infront of the guide x
Jul 19, 2010 9:27AM
I have used hungry formula for my baby when he was small, and it did him no harm, he too was a "bigger" baby. The only thing I will say is keep an eye out for constipation, my little one struggle with his poo on sma gold, however on aptimal he is soooo much better!
Jul 19, 2010 9:31AM
same here on the SMA the gold stuff was fine but for us the hungry baby made him very constipated, we switched to hungry baby aptimal which was fine x
Jul 19, 2010 12:17PM
we used hungry baby sma from when ds was about 8 weeks old, our hv told us not to use it until at least 6 weeks. he was a big baby - 12lb 5oz born, so we knew he might need more than the average for his age! He's been fine with it, but i know some people find that it constipates their los.
Jul 19, 2010 3:32PM
hi, we put my lo on sma hungry baby feed as he too was taking large feeds every 2-3 hours. this made him very constipated so eased off on it for a while and stuck to sma yellow. then when he was about 8 weeks old we started feeding him sma hungry baby just before bed at about 9ish and he started sleeping through till 5.30-6am the following morning. only giving him one hungry baby feed at the end of the day and the rest sma yellow, this seems to have worked for him. now 5 1/2 months old he sleeps from 8pm till 7am on this routine. also just for info we started him on solids a couple of weeks ago so number of milk feeds per day now is just 4 8oz feeds.
Jul 19, 2010 4:40PM
thank you for all your replys ladies you made me feel alot better - mummy jackson yeah he is settled in between and goes between 3 and 4 hours x i think im looking at the guide on the tin and worrying but he is a big boy so thats maybe why he needs more xx
May 12, 2019 12:04PM
hi everyone, new here but desperate for advice! My son is 1 month old on Tuesday and has been bottle feeding for the past 2 weeks. He has had problems since. He is extremely irritable, I’m sure my Son doesn’t have anytime while awake not crying, he cries ALL the time and I try EVERYTHING with no success. I have been to the hospital and doctors and they are so very unhelpful, they just tell me he has colic and basically I have to deal with it. I am almost certain, and the hospital also said, he has reflux (silent) as he rarely spits up but it is getting far worse and he is becoming more and more irritable, coughing after feeds and in between and starting to refuse feeds, scream, want them, take them and scream again. He has had Carobel from the hospital as they didn’t want to give Gaviscon due to chance of constipation, but it did absolutely nothing for him. He is now simply on infacol but has trouble pooing, which causes him distress, but is very runny. I guess i am I am desperately looking for advice on what to do, as it is increasingly hard with a baby that cries all day and won’t sleep or settle due to milk coming back up. I feel like I’m missing something and not giving him what he needs? HE IS SUCH A HUNGRY BABY! I feed him, change his nappy, cuddle him, sing to him, wind him, put him in swinger, walk round house, car - I am lost! Health visitor has done a referral to dietician however who knows how long this will take! Dad is lactose intolerant. Also, how much does your baby eat, or did eat at 1 month? Mine wants food every 1.5/2 hours! Please help!
Apr 29, 2019 9:53AM
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