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Thicker milk for 8 week old

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usernoidea Thu 03-Nov-16 13:23:00

My hv has recommended I try my baby on thicker milk to try to space out is nighttime feeds. He currently feeds every 2 1/2 hours during the night and she thinks with the amount that he is taking during the day that he should now be able to be going for longer during the night
Do any of you have any advice for me please thanks in advance x

Catsarefluffy Thu 03-Nov-16 16:33:34

Honestly at that age what your saying sounds normal my 8 m still at times wakes up for a bottle

isthistoonosy Thu 03-Nov-16 16:35:13

Unless he is gaining weight much too fast id kist carry on as you are. Mine dropped a night feed around that age so it may change soon.

kilmuir Thu 03-Nov-16 16:37:02

Doesn't sound that unusual at 8 weeks.

MonkeyBrainsInPickle Thu 03-Nov-16 19:21:30

At eight weeks old! You're HV is bonkers. It's normal but will get better on it's own in time.

kiki22 Thu 03-Nov-16 20:23:36

Is he putting on a lot of weight? The only thing I can think is she thinks hes being fed to much I had a HV berate my for over feeding ds1 as a baby and tell me to limit him I didn't and he's a perfect weight now ds2 is a big baby too and I'm waiting for the same over feeding crap.

MrsPatrickDempsey Thu 03-Nov-16 20:32:18

There is no evidence base for using thickened milk (I presume this is hungry baby milk?) They are more likely to get constipated. Sounds normal to me. Why don't you google normal baby sleep - the ISIS website is good despite it's unfortunate name!

Flisspaps Thu 03-Nov-16 20:34:48

Sounds normal.

Surely a thicker milk means he'd take less, and then risk not getting the calories he needs?

CatsCantFlyFast Thu 03-Nov-16 20:34:53

Your hv is talking rubbish I'm afraid, unless there's more to this. An 8 week old has a teeny tiny tummy. 2-3 hours between feeds is totally normal

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