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Bottle feeding too much?

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user1469446087 · 29/07/2016 13:53

My four week old baby is feeding quite frequently; three hourly intervals at night (takes 3-4 ounces) and, at most, three hourly in the day. Often, she will only go 1-2 hours during mid-morning until early aft. According to formula guidelines, she is feeding too much. Am I best to keep demand feeding, give more ounces at some feeds (if so, do I increase scoops of formula?) or go onto hungry baby milk?

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FruitCider · 29/07/2016 13:56

Hungry baby milk is waste of money.

Feed on demand. If your baby wants more, give them more X

littlerabbitface · 29/07/2016 14:05

I tend to feed on demand.

Is your lo finishing a bottle each time? If they finish a 4 oz bottle, on the next feed try a 5 (5 scoops formula 5 oz water). See how it goes.

I've never tried hungry baby milk but I think it's just thicker and takes a bit longer to digest which is why they go longer between feeds.

user1469446087 · 29/07/2016 14:08

She usually has at least three ounces, but sometimes only one and it's hard to predict when that will be! I will try 5 scoops. X

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dementedpixie · 29/07/2016 14:08

If they finish each bottle add an extra ounce to each. Hungry milk has the same calories and isn't really designed for such a young baby as it is harder to digest

user1469446087 · 29/07/2016 14:22

OK ta x

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FruitCider · 29/07/2016 16:12

In your situation I used to keep some small cartons of ready made milk and make 4oz then give 2oz out of carton if needed, you can keep cartons in fridge for 24 hours I think?

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