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Switching from BF to formula - how long between feeds?

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Beanie1908 Sat 23-Apr-16 21:01:48

I have started switching my 8 week old from BF to formula over the last week or so. My LO takes 3 bottles a day currently but even with bottles only seems to be able to go 1.5 - 2hrs before she wants fed again (unless she's asleep ). Is this normal? I thought she'd go longer with formula.

Jemappelle Sat 23-Apr-16 22:42:24

8 weeks is tiny. Did you switch because you wanted her to go longer between feeds and/or family members advised that or had done so?

Because that may not happen at all. Many FF babies are snackers, and what ends up happening is that they are fed as frequently as they would have while BF with the extra added FF faff added

But this myth does circulate of "move to formula and they go longer" usually from mum's and grans in the uk angry when really a Diddy 8 week old is perfectly within normal to want to eat every two hours.

dementedpixie Sat 23-Apr-16 22:45:23

At that age mine went 2-3 hours between feeds and they were ff

Beanie1908 Sun 24-Apr-16 12:46:24

Thanks for replying. It's not so much for the longer feeds that I'm switching. She's been feeding so frequently and for so long that I just need a bit of routine and my sanity back. I have an older child who hasn't had much of my time the last two months. I'm pleased I've managed this long. Much better than last time around. I'll persist with the combination for now and hopefully she starts to go longer over time

Jemappelle Sun 24-Apr-16 13:31:27

The main thing is to remember babies are different. It doesn't really matter if someone's baby at hat age as Doug three hours or seven or one. What your baby is doing is most likely within the large spectrum that is called normal smile

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