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Gaaaah what to do with this milk mix up???

(11 Posts)
justanotheryoungmother Mon 22-May-17 22:56:52

I'll try to keep this as brief as possible.

DD is two weeks old and is combined fed. Asked close family to pick up some pre-made cartons for her for when she's having formula (live in the middle of nowhere and they were driving out to get groceries).They did and I've fed DD a bottle and realised that it's hungrier babies formula (same brand but the hungrier babies one). We have two weeks worth of cartons but I don't know if I can give it to her? Will she be okay after the bottle I've given her? She already has slight constipation sad can I even feed her this or will I have to dump them? (No-one is going back for a month to the shop).

EveryoneTalkAboutPopMusic Tue 23-May-17 21:54:52

Is it just the odd bottle OP?

NotTheDuchessOfCambridge Tue 23-May-17 22:00:17

What's the date on them? Can they be kept for when she's older?

GottonamechangeNow17 Tue 23-May-17 22:07:31

So no one is going to a shop for a month??(how is this possible / where do you live???) And you now have two weeks worth?? What would've happened after 2 weeks if it was the correct milk?

But..sure hungry baby formula is just that..more filling (and people give it at night to keep baby asleep longer...) baby might be a bit constipated until gets used to
Being so full and then should be fine!

Never used formula until 11 months so not entirely sure and "wisdom" is made up from
Mumsnet posts xx

FATEdestiny Tue 23-May-17 22:15:58

Dump the opened carton, it's not good for a 2 week old in your situation.

Save the unopened cartons in the back of your cupboard.

Get some first milk tomorrow.

FATEdestiny Tue 23-May-17 22:21:29

I should add - It isnt like hungry baby milk is dangerous or that constipation is the end of the world. So of you have nothing else for tonight, so be it.

But its really not the optimal option for your newborn. You would be better giving more frequent First Milk formula, rather than the other stuff.

justanotheryoungmother Tue 23-May-17 23:12:12

All of the cartons are the hungry baby ones...

@GottonamechangeNow17 We have the tins to make up as well, just got this for the ease of the first few weeks. Live in a very rural area, there is a co-op but that's it, no-one is planning on going to the nearest supermarket for a month.

Can someone tell me why they're not ideal or good for DD at this stage?

FATEdestiny Wed 24-May-17 10:21:20

I believe the only difference is that the formula is thicker and slower to digest. Any hunger crying ftom baby in the newborn stage is about baby needing calories.

Thicker feeds don't have any more calories. So you make it much harder for baby to digest and the calories are delivered to baby's blood system much slower.

A hungry newborn needs more calories. Not for those calories to be slower coming. The opposite in fact.

Say (I'm making these numbers up to explain the point) 100ml of thicker hungry baby stays in stomach for 3 hours and provides 100 calories. Better for a newborn to have 100ml of easier to digest First Milk, getting it's 100 calories in 1.5h and then having another 100ml to get more calories. Said baby then gets double the number of calories in the same amount of time.

It's calories baby needs for growth. Not the full feeling of the stomach not being empty. A hungry baby wants more calories, not more stuff in their stomach for longer. If baby physically can't take more milk per feed (given the limited size of their stomach), better to give full milk feeds more frequently.

googietheegg Wed 24-May-17 10:26:08

You can usually buy the right baby milk on Amazon - if you order now it could be there tomorrow if you pay for fast delivery.

I lived rurally too and that was easier than going to the supermarket, especially for bulk stuff.

GreenGoblin0 Wed 24-May-17 13:47:33

there must be a way for you to get more formula- personally I wouldn't give hungry baby milk for the reasons already explained but certainly not to a two week old

justanotheryoungmother Wed 24-May-17 17:24:51

Thank you everyone for the facts smile

@GreenGoblin0 as I said, I can get the tinned formula but not the pre-made cartons.

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