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Tell me how you formula feed your LO

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BumWad Wed 12-Aug-15 17:02:43

11 week old DS (3 weeks corrected) has quite bad reflux. He was exclusively bf however we saw a paediatrician last week who suggested he might have cows milk protein intolerance. I am on a dairy free diet which I am feeling very difficult.

Anyway, we have started giving him Aptimal Pepti 1 once in the evenings and I'm bf the rest of the time with a view to combined feeding. Might go completely onto formula just not sure yet.

So we boiled water, put in bottle, added formula, let it cool. However by the time it had cooled DS was screaming his head off.

Is there an easier way?
If you give formula exclusively how many feeds do you do a day? Should one demand feed a formula fed baby? Why did they feed him every 4 hours in SCBU then?

Do you find a lot of milk is wasted as the minimum 3 scoops is 90ml, last night DS only took half of that.
Can I boil water and place in bottle then add formula afterwards then warm to room temp?
We have a perfect prep but don't want to open it just yet as not sure how formula feeding is going to go.

Sorry if questions are stupid I feel a bit confused with it all.

Artandco Wed 12-Aug-15 17:19:32

You can do like you do, then run bottle with lid on under cold tap to cool down to a drinkable temperature quickly.

So boil kettle, hot water in bottle, add formula, mix. Add year and lid on. Run whole thing under cool running water for a minute approx. should then be drinkable

Artandco Wed 12-Aug-15 17:20:45

3 scoops isn't the minimum. You can just do 1 scoop or 2 scoops if he wants to drink less more frequently

WiIdfire Wed 12-Aug-15 17:24:46

The point of the boiling water is to kill bacteria in the powder, so you cant use cooled boiled water to make it up. You can, however, use less boiling water to mix the powder, then top it up with cold water to cool it to drinking temperature.

shitebag Wed 12-Aug-15 17:26:37

We did 3 hourly feeds with DS by the time he was 2 weeks as this was his routine but added/dropped feeds when required.

You can use as many scoops as you like, 2 scoop to 1 ounce.

Keep a large jug of cooled boiled water in the kitchen at room temp, when you're making a feed put half the amount of freshly boiled water, add powder and shake, add the other half using the cooled water and it should be perfect temp.

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