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Aptamil hungry baby formula

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blondebaby111 Sun 16-Feb-14 15:00:38

I have a 5 week old and have been using aptamil from birth. She's up to 4/5 oz wanting food every 2-3 hours. However settling her down before bed is a nightmare, she just wants feeding pretty much constant from 7pm and this can on pretty much in and off til midnight, we've tried her dummy and all sorts but all she seems to want is milk milk milk!!

Just wondering if I should use aptimel hungry baby at nighttime? Once she's down she can go 4 hours throughout the night but even with that she's gone backwards as we were getting seven hours thru the night ( yes lucky I know )!! Any advice ?? Seeing hv in a weeks time xx

ROARmeow Sun 16-Feb-14 15:34:30

Try re-posting this in the 'Breast and Bottle Feeding' section, lots of good advice on there.

Sorry I can't help, but I'm bumping for you in case someone else comes along and sees this thread here.

ForgettableTampon Sun 16-Feb-14 15:35:20

this is normal baby behaviour, cluster feeding and fussiness in the evenings is par for the course

plough on, don't change the milk (can upset baby's stomach), carry on as you are, responding to her cues for food swiftly

this frantic feeding will soon settle down

MrsPatrickDempsey Sun 16-Feb-14 15:48:03

Hi - hungry baby formula can cause a tummy upset/constipation/wind etc and doesn't have a strong evidence base for its use. Agree with the others re cluster feeding in these early days. What size teet do you use?

JuniperHeartwand Sun 16-Feb-14 15:53:47

Look up cluster feeding. It's totally typical evening behaviour, breast or formula fed little babies. I thought "hungry" milk was known to be marketing guff?

Bornin1984 Sun 16-Feb-14 15:56:26

Hungry milk doesn't actually so anything except fill your baby with unnecessary fat! Bottle feeding babies demand feed also! Try increasing the amount of formula .. She normally has 5 oz make 6 or even 7! Sounds like she could be having a growth spurt and all sounds perfectly normal!

Congrats on ur baby thanks

blondebaby111 Sun 16-Feb-14 16:20:09

I didn't know there was a feeding forum. She's on size two teet has been since she was two weeks old, I wasn't sure when to change to nxt size teet. I may just carry on as normal, I don't want to fill her up with unnessary fat either xx

ilovepowerhoop Sun 16-Feb-14 16:33:42

hungry milk is no more fatty than first milk. It is predominantly casein based rather than whey based like first milk (both are milk proteins) - casein based milks are supposed to be harder to digest and may help make your lo feel fuller for longer. They are not really suitable for very young babies and are more suited to babies who are taking full bottles of milk and are still looking for more. I didnt use it until about 14 weeks with ds and didnt use it at all with dd.

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