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teigan27 Fri 24-Jan-20 23:03:27

My newborn of nearly 2 weeks old tomorrow, feeds really well. The issue is; he feeds poops and sleeps! Soon as he wakes for a feed he begins to scream the place down. Until I run to the prep machine make his bottle and serve him 🙈
I Have been using actimil newborn milk which I changed today for actimil hungrier baby formula...

Anyways I don't see the difference if anything he seems more hungry???

Has anyone used hungrier baby formula and how do you rate it!??

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dementedpixie Fri 24-Jan-20 23:10:22

Dont use hungry milk for a 2 week old, it's not suitable for that age despite what the tub says. It has the same calories but is harder to digest. Go back to first milk and feed on demand

dementedpixie Fri 24-Jan-20 23:11:24

How much is he taking in each bottle? Did you speak to your HV before switching milk?

Summersongsinwinter6 Fri 24-Jan-20 23:13:20

Agree with pp dont use hungry baby milk and feed on demand. Yes it's hard but this phase will passflowers

isthistoonosy Fri 24-Jan-20 23:15:31

My first kid was like this, once I got use to his rhythm and could prep milk before he woke. He is such a wee little thing just now you just have to accept that he will scream sometimes,

Isadora2007 Fri 24-Jan-20 23:17:15

Yeah they’re not designed to wait for milk.

Try to recognise his hunger cues quicker? Check his hands as if the grip is not loose he’s getting hungry apparently. Smacking lips etc is also a sign of hunger.

teigan27 Sat 25-Jan-20 00:42:17

He is taking 4oz... at a to me- the midwife said to offer But he doesn't seem to want anymore after 4oz as he falls asleep!..
tonight's been the first trial with hungry baby stuff- and seems heavier and struggling with pops ... so I'll go back to the other tub!.. 🙈 I just want him to be fulfilled!

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dementedpixie Sat 25-Jan-20 07:07:57

Give him the amount he wants and go back to first milk. That's what babies do - eat, sleep, poo!

Selfsettling3 Sat 25-Jan-20 07:11:32

That’s what babies do. Please take him off the hungrier baby milk. Are you doing paced feeding and offering more milk if he drains the bottle? If he drains the bottle regularly then you need to be making bigger bottles.

jeremypaxo Sat 25-Jan-20 07:14:02

OP has already said she's going back to the original formula.

teigan27 Sat 25-Jan-20 09:37:53

I have gone back to the originally first baby milk - however if the hungrier baby powder is so bad, I wonder why they advertise that you can use it from newborn? And when it should be used, and what is this powdered purpose? As it doesn't state on the tub!.. my only interpretation would be, it would satisfy hunger enough for you baby to wake up peacefully🙈 my intentions were so my baby was less hangry.

After my trial run of it- I gave my son two bottles of the stuff at 4oz, the only difference is he felt heavier when i winded him?

I will go back to what I'm doing and offering more.

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TeddyIsaHe Sat 25-Jan-20 09:44:01

Try paced feeding, it’s a much better way for newborns to feed as they control what they want rather than guzzling a bottle and being uncomfortably full.

He’s not hangry, he’s only been out of his warm, safe place for 2 weeks and he doesn’t understand all the new feelings yet.

TeddyIsaHe Sat 25-Jan-20 09:46:01

lansinoh.co.uk/paced-responsive-feeding/

Have a read up about the 4th trimester also.

www.nct.org.uk/baby-toddler/emotional-and-social-development/what-fourth-trimester

autismadhd Sat 25-Jan-20 09:48:03

He just has a tiny tummy and needs feeding small amounts and frequently . It gets better they grow quickly and first milk is much better and easier to digest xx

Comeonbabyyay Sat 25-Jan-20 09:51:13

My HV said that only first mills are properly tested to the standards needed for babies, newborns.
This is what newborns do, cry, feed, poo, sleep

dementedpixie Sat 25-Jan-20 11:59:35

Hungry milk has a different milk protein profile. It has more casein than whey whereas first milk has more whey than casein. Casein is harder to digest so can cause stomach issues like constipation. There is also no evidence it makes any difference to a hungry baby.

dementedpixie Sat 25-Jan-20 12:01:03

Forgot to say - hungry milk has the same calories as first milk so if they take less of it due to feeling too full then they will take fewer calories which you dont really want

dementedpixie Sat 25-Jan-20 12:02:38

www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/types-of-infant-formula/

teigan27 Sat 25-Jan-20 12:46:27

Thank you dementedpixie for that link!.., 🥰
I had my heart set on breast feeding and had all the equipment (pumps etc) ready!.. however it didn't go to plan!.. therefore I have moved over to formula and it's learning all about this now!.,? However the prep machine are a god/send 😊x

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Chipmonkeypoopoo Sat 25-Jan-20 17:53:02

He sounds like every other baby I know. Their tummies are about the size of their clenched fists. What is it that is upsetting you about the situation? It sounds pretty routine for a 2 week old to me.

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