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Formula scoop size?

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mcwhite Mon 11-Jul-16 09:11:40

On holiday and have brought some formula with me but I didn't bring the box or more importantly the little scoop.

Please can someone tell me what size the little scoop is, or how many grams/ounces so I can see if I can get equivalent measuring spoon locally?

Got some ready made until I can get a scoop but it won't last all week!

Many thanks!

Butterchunks Mon 11-Jul-16 12:38:04

1 scoop of cow and gate first infant formula is 4.5 g. C+G comfort milk and reflux are 4.6 g and 4.4 g respectively. The scoops are all the same volume.

It might be easier just to buy some weighing scales, digital read out best for sleep deprived measurements accompanied by wailing baby. If you are making your bottles up by formula weight anyway it's good to remember 1 mL of water = 1 g (I swear by this when I get half way through scooping out powder and realise I've not actually been counting. I've never know counting to 7 to be so difficult!)

makingmiracles Mon 11-Jul-16 12:58:28

So DD was born on the 19th June, 9lbs 12oz and her length recorded as 57cm, after birth she dropped to 9lb and since Then being seen by HV has been 9.2, 9.4 and a week later(today) 9.7, last week she was also measured and measured in at 52cm, so at birth that measurement was a huge 5cm wrong.

She's feeding well, plenty of wet and dirty nappies, always offer both breasts, when she comes off she always has a mouthful of milk/always dripping out the side of her mouth on unlatch, she's content in between feeds but mostly since day 9 she has been going 6hr stretches at night without waking. I don't ignore feeding cues, always offer breast when she wakes I'm not sure what else I should be doing, I'm reluctant to start waking her if and when she goes 6hrs through the night(the occasional night she wakes like last night between 2-4am )

The Hv seems unduly concerned, said do I want to continue bf?! Says she should be putting on 1oz a day by this point, is coming back again in 1week to weigh her again.
I've heard big babies can have something called catch down? Does this sound like it? I'm not concerned, she's feeding well, lots of output in nappies, is content and hasn't lost weight but HV is not happy.

Anyone else had this?

makingmiracles Mon 11-Jul-16 12:58:59

Oops sorry, mean to make my own post!

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