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Hungry baby milk???

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PipIsOutNow Mon 08-Apr-13 18:20:43

Talk to me about it? Does it work? Is it ok for baby? My ds is 12 weeks and seems to constantly feed but won't take more than 4oz at a time so I'm wondering if its worth a try? I'm pretty exhausted with all the night feeds and a toddler who also doesn't sleep so if its not harmful then I think I might give it a go?

TreeLuLa Mon 08-Apr-13 18:23:03

Nope. Isn't good for baby - full of 'fillers' that artificially increase 'transit time' but with no benefits except for mum (and the baby milk manufacturers who make a packet). Just bear in mind babies are designed to take little and often - it isn't for long.....

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Mon 08-Apr-13 18:24:34

Dd1 was the same age when she did the same thing. Seemed constantly hungry. I tried the hungry baby milk and all that happened was she took less of it and fed even more often hmm had completely wrong effect and totally screwed up her feeding routine. Ended up with a constantly snacking baby which was opposite of what I was aiming for. Just ride it out it won't last long and then will settle down again.

PipIsOutNow Mon 08-Apr-13 18:29:45

Ok thanks guys I'm glad I asked as I'd rather ride it out than upset him or his tummy. Being a mum to a newborn and a toddler is so much harder than I ever imagined. As much as I love my boys, I'm absolutely exhausted with it all. I feel like I could sleep for a week!!

WillowB Mon 08-Apr-13 19:06:22

I tried it once to see if it would help DS sleep for longer stretches. It didn't work & it can cause constipation which is a whole new problem!

MiaowTheCat Mon 08-Apr-13 19:14:08

Used it with DD1 - but when she was very close to weaning age and I was trying desperately to hold off till 6 months, she was taking full 9oz bottles and wanting more and her weight gain was going up centiles at what seemed to be an almost vertical rate... it bought us the few weeks needed to get to a better starting point for solids.

Aquilla Sun 14-Apr-13 21:59:05

DS1 downed it with no problems from about 12 weeks onwards. We were having the same problem as you. The HV at first were very anti (I never told them he was having it) but then it was suggested to me as something to try instead of early weaning by the same one! So the buggers know it can work!

Jojay Sun 14-Apr-13 22:04:35

I think it's designed for babies who are downing 8oz bottles and are still hungry, but are too young for weaning. I wouldn't use it in your case.

katykuns Mon 15-Apr-13 15:33:51

Hungry baby feed was good for my DD, never had constipation and seemed far more content after we started using it. She would feed a decent bottle to begin with though.

Try keeping your DS going by doing things that stop him crying... like pushing in the buggy or walking around with him on your shoulder etc. Then he will be more hungry for the feed and take more, and hopefully have a longer gap between feeds. This is what we did. She fell into 3 hour slots quickly.

allchik Mon 15-Apr-13 16:39:23

Have u tried going up a teat?my 3 month old was only having 4oz n taking forever to drink,now on teat size 2 n she has 6oz much quicker.

Gorjuss Mon 15-Apr-13 16:53:36

Both mine were decent size babies and both had it early on with no problems whatsoever. X

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