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Nicwaye Sat 23-Apr-16 05:07:31

Hi my baby is 11 weeks old and I have just stopped breast feeding and moved to formula ( she has been combo feeding since birth ) and she is still only going for 2 hours between feeds apart from the first stretch at around ten which is 4 hours? I thought that formula fed babies were supposed to sleep for longer? I think the problem we have is she will only take a small amount of feed at a time 70-100 ml.. Anyone got any suggestions? It is taking us an hour to feed her each time to try and get more milk into her so by the time she is down she wakes in an hour!

Whosthemummy16 Sat 23-Apr-16 05:26:18

It's a myth that formula fed babies go longer at night, as breast milk is fattier at night they are hard wired to wake more at night.
At least that's what my very clever friend told me!

Fedupoftheheat Sat 23-Apr-16 05:55:30

Are you sure she's waking out of hunger? If she's not taking very much maybe she's not hungry?

winchester1 Sat 23-Apr-16 06:18:33

Are you burbing her? Trapped wind could be why she isn't drinking much and then waking for more food.
If she is being sick it could be reflux.

If she use to drink bottles faster and is now drinking slowly and falling asleep mid feed try moving up a teat size.

ArsePicker Sat 23-Apr-16 19:45:58

Recent research has shown the link between formula feeding and longer sleeping to be a myth. Sorry!

Have you tried a slightly faster flowing tear? Maybe a different type of bottle?

unimagimative13 Sat 23-Apr-16 21:43:27

What teats are you using? I would say if your using size 1 then baby is getting tired while feeding so can't finish the bottle. So getting hungrier quicker.

How many ounces are you making?

I would change to variflow teats depending what bottles you use.

The myth with formula fed babies and sleep probably comes from fuller babies sleep longer maybe?

Xmasbaby11 Sat 23-Apr-16 21:49:00

It's a myth ff babies sleep longer. Both my babies were combo fed. Totally different feeding and sleeping patterns. At 11 weeks many babies feed often and 4 hours is probably the maximum. It's worth checking the bottle teats as pp said, but otherwise she will she increase quantity in her own time.

PotteringAlong Sat 23-Apr-16 21:51:13

Yup, complete myth that they go for longer. At 11 weeks their stomachs are still tiny.

Nikkinackienoo Sat 23-Apr-16 22:23:11

Was going to suggest check the teat flow.
Eldest DS was 6 weeks prem and really struggled with my avent bottles so I had to swap to bottles with a latex teat.

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