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caitlinmunro1 Wed 16-Jan-19 21:25:13

Looking for some help my baby is three month old and I've been told to put her on cow and gate hungry baby she's in 8 oz bottles and still chewing her hands like she's hungry and sleeping a lot more than normal been told not to give her any jar food or anything till four month has anyone any advice

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Bobfossil2 Wed 16-Jan-19 21:26:01

Who has advised you to give hungry baby milk? It’s not very good for them.

Soontobe60 Wed 16-Jan-19 21:27:27

Your baby isn't hungry. How often are you giving them 8oz? Who has told you to use this formula?

Bobfossil2 Wed 16-Jan-19 21:28:47

And yes- at this stage they do chew their hands and as far as I’m aware it doesn’t mean they’re hungry necessarily. It might mean that they’re tired or that they just enjoy slurping on their hands.

rosydreams Wed 16-Jan-19 21:38:40

you don t give food till 6 months if they are munching their hands they maybe teething early it does happen feel the gums

caitlinmunro1 Wed 16-Jan-19 21:42:22

My family nurse advised me to put my baby on hungrier baby milk but heard a lot of bad reviews since putting my baby on it and my family nurse has said the way she's chewing her hands is a sign that she's still hungry as it's straight after her bottles so I am going on what my family nurse/health advisor is telling me

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Bobfossil2 Wed 16-Jan-19 22:02:53

How often does she have bottles?

caitlinmunro1 Wed 16-Jan-19 22:18:30

She's on a bottle every four hours at the moment

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Bobfossil2 Wed 16-Jan-19 22:26:12

Does she empty the bottle? Does she cry afterwards?

caitlinmunro1 Wed 16-Jan-19 22:29:37

Empty's the bottle and cry's like half an hour to an hour after the bottle

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dementedpixie Wed 16-Jan-19 22:31:33

Try feeding more often than every 4 hours - its a long time between feeds.

caitlinmunro1 Wed 16-Jan-19 23:16:37


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MonkeyBrainsInPickle Thu 17-Jan-19 12:22:32

My three month old chews his hands because he is teething. He has two teeth coming through.

I’d just give more standard stage 1 formula and feed on demand rather than every four hours.

Jackshouse Thu 17-Jan-19 12:30:15

Try feeding her when she shows feeding cues and if she drains the bottle offer her more.

caitlinmunro1 Thu 17-Jan-19 12:52:42

Yeah I'll give it a go thankyous

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BertieBotts Thu 17-Jan-19 12:56:41

I would stick to stage 1 milk. Up the bottle to 9oz and offer more frequently.

It is normal for them to chew their hands at this age.

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