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is this ok for my 4 month old!

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missclaire Tue 09-Aug-11 17:43:33

hi every1 am just looking for advice my 4 month old dd is on 5oz every 4 hrs sometimes all make 6oz for her and some days she drinks it and others not she will take the 6oz at bedtime feed. am just wondering if this is ok should she not be taking more oz's she on hungry baby milk by hv advice this is my 4th child and they were taking 6 7oz at this stage any adive grately appreciated and is any other 1s lo the same? thanks claire and
mia x

RitaMorgan Tue 09-Aug-11 17:48:10

Hungry baby milk is made hard to digest, so they can end up taking less as it sits in the stomach for longer - what was the reason the HV advised it?

If you're feeding on demand and letting her have as much as she wants I'm sure it's fine. How much does she weigh? Would she prefer smaller amounts more often maybe?

missclaire Tue 09-Aug-11 18:11:11

she was constantly being sick and only last a couple of hrs between feeds if u were lucky she on instant gavi aswell she 11 lb 12 no prob in puttin weight on prob just worrying for nothing but always best to ask. av tried giving less bt she wants more. thanks for replying

RitaMorgan Tue 09-Aug-11 18:25:37

Does she have reflux? I believe babies with reflux do better on milk little and often instead of big bottles.

I think you'd expect a baby of her size to have about 27oz-30oz milk a day.

Jojay Tue 09-Aug-11 18:27:31

If she's gaining weight, it must be enough for her. Is she happy and settled between feeds?

missclaire Tue 09-Aug-11 18:36:23

yes she has reflux but its not as bad as it was. as soon as she finishes her bottle during the day she will go for a little nap and when shes awke shes all smiles and happy between feeds am i just expecting to much of her !

RitaMorgan Tue 09-Aug-11 18:41:25

Keep doing as you are doing then - it's obviously working!

Megastar Tue 09-Aug-11 21:02:23

Hi I have been in a very simular situation, my 4 month old is on infant gaviscon as she really is miserable without it. She used to feed ok then she seemed to always stop at 3oz, It used to be really frustrated(and still do on down days). An example is yesterday she did 6oz feeds 4hourly till the evening then she went down to 4oz feeds but totalled 26oz. Today she has been only having 3-4oz here and there and has only totalled 20oz. This is all normal but the most she has ever managed is 28oz and that was a'miracle day'.
My attitude towards this had to change as I was literally sending myself crazy with worry, She is putting on weight so I now feed her only when she screams for it, this seems to be ok for her.
My advice is if she is happy then stop worring about what the tins, books etc say she should be having and feed on demand. Sounds like you have had alot to deal with already, you are doing a great jobsmile

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