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Ahhhhhhhhhh- Stage 2 FF milk for Hungry babies or Start Weaning

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lala21 Sun 19-Jun-11 06:30:00

any advise would be welcomed from one shattered mum.
Yes the newborn night feeds are knackering but DD has started up in the night at 5 months.

Basically she has been an excellent FF baby from birth went through from 11 ish to 530 ish from about 7 weeks so we've been spoilt.

from about 15 weeks she has been clearing a full bottle 7- 9oz from bottles each feed and about 2 1/2 hours later she starts with her hand in her mouth arms in the air so I give her a bottle, even kept her on the slow teet that just wound her up.

She is 20 weeks ...last 6 days ( kept a diary to show HV never bloody organised what with toddler to get to clinic) shes feeding at 7am ish, 930 midday, 230, 4 630-730 yes two 7 onz 11 and then shes full scream legs going ( but not wind ) arms going etc give her a bottle happpy.

MY QUESTION: SORRY IF ITS RATHER LONG- Should I wean or give her hungry milk. She is on Aptamil 1. I don't have a problem with buying formula its what you do when your ff. My hesitation is this: my husband was asthmatic as a child and had ezma, and we both have hay fever etc. DS had reflux and so on medical advise from consultant he was seeing since birth was weaned at 5 months but no issues with her.

Any one done the switch the hungry milk.

lala21 Sun 19-Jun-11 06:46:04

meant to add i'm giving her a bottle in the night - last night she was up again at 1;30 and had a big feed at 430 now just had 9onz again.

Cheeseandbiscuits Sun 19-Jun-11 16:41:37

I'd try the hungry baby milk first of all. We are about to do the same as our 15 week old is starting to want more and more....she even pulled a piece of tomato of my plate yesterday.
I'm going to see how she does over the next few days then crack open the aptimel hungry milk...try and delay weaning for as long as poss I reckon!

peppapighastakenovermylife Sun 19-Jun-11 16:48:45

Is there a reason why you cant just give her more milk if she is hungry?

If she is hungry how is a bit of carrot going to make her less hungry compared to calorific milk?

It is normal for babies to wake up in the night and feed frequently. Hard work and exhausting I know but I wouldnt say anything is wrong?

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