Formula feeding amount changes

(5 Posts)
ineedwine99 Sun 09-Oct-16 19:38:55

Hi, i am calling the health visitor tomorrow for her advice, but i was wondering, has anyone elses baby reduced the bottle size after switching formula? She is 2 months, was on Aptamil but as feeds got bigger she would cry and writhe after and during feeds so we switched to Aptamil comfort, that was 2 weeks ago and she went from 23oz on regular to about 19-20oz on comfort which I thought was down to it being thicker, a week ago though the dr put her on nutramigen to try thinking she may be intolerant to lactose, she still hasn't gone back to larger amounts though despite this formula feeling thinner, since her jabs on Fri she's down at 16oz a day. Tried extra feeds but she won't take them, she's very clear when she's had enough/doesn't want an extra feed.
Anyone else had this?

Heirhelp Sun 09-Oct-16 20:41:18

My baby used to comfort feed before going in rantitadine for reflux. 4oz is not a huge change and I would check with hv but I took the same view with ff as when I was bf and did not know how much she had, that as long as she had plenty of wet and dirty nappies and was putting on weight over a period of time then all was fine.

Heirhelp Sun 09-Oct-16 20:41:45

My little one had less milk after having jabs.

ineedwine99 Sun 09-Oct-16 20:52:39

Thank you, she's due to be weighed but nappies are all fine, wet and 1 or 2 dirties a day, she's smiley and cooing a lot so seems ok

Shootingstar2289 Sun 09-Oct-16 21:32:19

I have a one year old daughter. Throughout her first year on Formula, she would constantly change how much she 'needed'.

I remember at a few months she cut down her feeds by 2-3oz and less frequently then she would drink more again, then less and then more etc etc. It was bizzare. I remember going to get her weighed and the Hv told me that she only drinks what she needs and she was putting weight on perfectly so no need to worry.

I used to be fret. But as long as you change plenty of wet nappies and she's gaining weight fine. All should be fine! smile

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