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Just switched to formula. 3 week old baby really hungry. Bottle every 2 hours. Is this normal?

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Lucinda15 Sat 01-Jul-17 14:47:37

I've just switched to formula and trying to get my head round it all. I'm a bit concerned my baby is super hungry and seems to want a bottle every 2-3 hours. She has more bottles than the guidelines on back of powder tub advise. Averaging about 8 bottles a day. Is this ok?? Or am I overfeeding?

KarmaNoMore Sat 01-Jul-17 14:50:21

Third week growth spurt? She will get back to normal very soon.

You can't overfeed a baby, they turn their head sideways when they have enough (and vomit the extra back to you if you insist)wink

TheSleeperandTheSpindle Sat 01-Jul-17 14:52:31

Completely normal! All babies are different and, I mean this in the kindest way possible, they cannot read the guidelines on the tub.

Trust your instincts and feed when you think baby is hungry. I formula fed and I treated it in similar way to BF, I fed on demand.

Sometimes my DS would only go 1-1.5hours between bottles when he was going through a growth spurt smile Babies tummies are tiny so they tend to have a little and often approach to feeding.

Lucinda15 Sat 01-Jul-17 15:11:06

Thank you both! It's all so new to me this! X

TheSleeperandTheSpindle Sat 01-Jul-17 15:22:25

I can only reply calmly and with a wise head nod because my DS is now 8 months and appears to have survived having me as a mother. When he was 3 weeks I was exactly the same, I even kept an app with all his feeds, naps and nappy changes I may still log his feeds and naps blush

A lot of it is winging it grin

Lucinda15 Sat 01-Jul-17 19:42:51

Lol!! sleeper I don't have an app but I do have a more retro method, just jotting feeds and nappy changes in an A5 note book that goes with me everywhere 😂 I still have DC1's from 5 years ago!!

Lucinda15 Sat 01-Jul-17 19:43:40

(I breastfed DC1, so the formula feeding is a whole new ball game!)

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