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Any Neocate drinkers out there?

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Alexa007 Fri 24-May-13 17:20:16

I've got my DD (10 weeks) on Neocate for allergies and reflux and we've been struggling to feed her as per the rule of thumb 2.5 ounces of formula per pound of body weight each day (Baby centre).
www.babycenter.com/0_how-to-tell-how-much-formula-your-baby-needs_9136.bc

My baby is 9 pounds, so this would imply about 22.5 oz of formula per day. However I have just actually read the guidance on the Neocate tin and it recommends 18 oz per day until a baby is 3 months.

Is Neocate more filling than other formulas? Do you find that your baby is full on less Neocate that he/she was on previous formulas e.g. Aptamil?

Thanks!!

Alexa007 Mon 27-May-13 09:28:28

Bump!

MegMogAndOwl Mon 27-May-13 21:38:36

Hi sorry I can't offer and first hand advice but if you ask MNHQ for this to be moved to the allergies board I'm sure you'll get a better response smile

MagratGarlik Mon 27-May-13 21:44:22

Ds2 used to be on neocate. It is actually less likely to leave them feeling full as normal formula because their bodies don't need to break anything down with neocate - it does not contain any protein at all.

That said, as with other formulas, feed it on demand and not by the guides. This will ensure your baby gains a healthy amount of weight.

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