Changing babies milk

(7 Posts)
Katyeastwood Thu 28-Aug-14 10:12:35

Hi
My baby is 3 weeks old tomorrow & is on 4-5oz bottles every 3 hrs. I'm using aptamil first milk but really feel this is not the right choice for her as she never seems content for long after her feeds and get hungry again so soon. Has anyone changed the brand of milk that their baby is on to another brand at only 3 weeks old? I would like to try her on cow & gate but I'm scared it might not be the right thing to do. Help!

tiktok Thu 28-Aug-14 10:31:00

Have you asked the HV about this, Katy? She might help. Three hourly feeds is not that often for a baby of this age - most three-weekers prob feed more often than this. How would you feel about feeding her more often than this, in accordance with her feeding cues (she'll prob take smaller volumes)?

both of mine fed 2.5-3 hours at that age and I would regard that as a normal feeding pattern

StrangeGlue Thu 28-Aug-14 12:57:13

That's no feeding often at all. Talk to your midwife but I think that's the unfortunately reality of babies. They really do feed that often!

hollie84 Thu 28-Aug-14 15:30:08

Have you given your baby a dummy? Babies like to suck a lot, even when they don't "need" milk.

Though I would switch from Aptamil to Cow & Gate because Aptamil is ridiculously expensive!

Mitchell2 Sat 30-Aug-14 04:10:07

I switched formulas at around 4 weeks as dd was constipated and her reflux was steadily getting worse as I moved from bf to mixed feeding. I introduced it over a few days by substituting bottles with the new formula. It worked fine and she transitioned over without an issue.

Mitchell2 Sat 30-Aug-14 04:12:53

Oh and my 9 week old is currently on that feeding pattern, at 3 weeks it was like every two hours and probably 2-3 oz so I'd say what you describe is in the range of normal and def not too quick between feeds.'

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