hungry baby milk

(9 Posts)
Rockelburger Fri 10-Jun-16 12:05:01

Hi all,

I'm thinking about trying Aptamil hungry baby milk but the midwife advised against it, she didn't say why though and this was early days when I didn't think to question her

Baby girl is now 3 weeks old and I'm thinking of trying it to get a bit more sleep.

Anyone have any experience with this? She's currently on normal Aptamil.

FATEdestiny Fri 10-Jun-16 12:13:21

Is it your first baby?

It may just be that your expectations were wholly inaccurate. Very common.

I wouldn't change anything for the first 3 months personally, unless allergies suspected.

Rockelburger Fri 10-Jun-16 12:44:00

Yes first baby.

Thanks for the advice, I don't want to do anything to upset her so think I'll stay on normal milk and breast for now.

Mummyme87 Fri 10-Jun-16 12:49:05

Avoid hungry baby milk. There are no extra calories in it. Feeding every couple of hours night and day is normal and baby needs the milk

MyBreadIsEggy Fri 10-Jun-16 12:49:30

I tried it with my DD but it made her horribly constipated confused Its a different kind of protein that's harder to digest than normal formula - wish someone ie health visitor had told me that and saved my DD a week of not being able to poo sad

TheCrumpettyTree Fri 10-Jun-16 15:34:05

3 week old babies aren't supposed to sleep, sorry. It's hard, exhausting but it gets better. You'll find her sleep patterns alter as she grows, gets ill or is teething. You just have to take it one day at a time.

dementedpixie Fri 10-Jun-16 15:35:56

It's not advised for younger babies as it's harder to digest. It's more for older babies nearing weaning age as it can hold them off a bit longer before introducing solids

Brummiegirl15 Sun 12-Jun-16 22:52:23

I'm afraid your baby is hungry because she's 3 weeks old and her tummy is tiny. There is nothing you can do to "get a bit more sleep" - all you can do is feed her as much as she needs it and with formula, this is usually every 3 hours at least, if not earlier

It's hard, my DD is 5 months and I remember the nights like they were yesterday, they are brutal, but whilst there is no short cut, it does not last forever, this bit does pass

Rockelburger Mon 13-Jun-16 03:38:42

Thanks brummiegirl. It's hard to know what's right on first baby. I will carry on as I'm doing then, she is a happy baby :-)

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