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amys14 Wed 15-Nov-17 02:00:21

Hi all
My HV suggesting Hungry Baby milk for our little one who is still up every 2hrs to feed day and night. He’s been stuck in this same feeding pattern for weeks and weeks. Wondering if it takes a while to start working? We’ve only given him two bottles but absolutely no difference to his feeding pattern, wondering it can take a awhile for him to get used to it? Or is it just not working for him?

dementedpixie Wed 15-Nov-17 06:40:15

What age is he? It isn't really proven to make a difference. It has the same calories but is harder to digest so it may make them feel fuller for longer. It can also cause constpation. I wouldn't use it in a baby under about 4 months as frequent feeding is normal

mindutopia Wed 15-Nov-17 10:16:48

Feeding every 2 hours or so even in formula fed babies can still be very normal for babies when they're small. I would say under about 3 months seems very normal. What if you offered more per feed? Agreed, the hungry baby milk is a bit of a gimmick (I'm a bit shocked that a HV even recommended it, to be honest). Unless he is going off the centile chart (above 99th centile) in weight, I wouldn't necessarily be trying to restrict feeds and I would see it as one of those things that will pass in time.

Smurfy23 Thu 16-Nov-17 22:36:41

I was told by HV not to use it as it is nutritionally the same as normal milk but slows down digestion and can cause problems.

Can you increase portion size?

Changerofname987654321 Fri 17-Nov-17 15:22:02

When you feed your baby there should always be milk left in bottle. If the bottle is empty then you need to offer more milk.

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