Would that be needed? Anyone got experience of putting a newborn on hungry baby milk?
PLEASE DO NOT TO START A DEBATE!
I know nothing of hungry baby milk, but I'm suprised that a friend has just put her baby on it at 12 days old without medical advice (more so on the advice of her mum). I don't want to question her, but from what I've read on here I thought hungry baby milk was for delayed weaning?
And no I'm not being judgemental, I am asking a question out of genuine concern for the LO.
i don't think there's an age limit but my undertanding is that unless your baby is taking 8-9oz a time and going less than 2 hours between feeds there is no need for it. Calorie wise it is the same but it has 'fillers' to make baby feel fuller longer. For a newborn this is not a good idea because they then won't take as many feeds as they need so get less calories than required over the course of the day. Do you know what made you friend's mum think the baby needed hb milk? Jx
My experience was bad, we put Luke on this at about 6 weeks as he would drain his bottles so fast. What followed was awful, non stop crying, legs curled up in pain. The health visitor said he was lactose intolerant, the doctor said it was colic or reflux. It took me a few weeks to think maybe it was the milk change, so we went back to stage one. The crying stopped immediately. After a bit of research, I found that hungry baby milk has ingredients that are harder for babies tummies to digest, which makes them fuller longer and a lot of opinions is that it isn't recommended until at least 3 months. We did try hungry baby again just before weaning at about 19 weeks, it brought the crying back again so we never used it again and are staying on stage one until a year x
We put our son on hungry baby milk at 3 weeks as he was wanting 5oz bottles every 1.5-2 hours. He now has 6 5oz bottles a day and is following his line for height and weight. Everyone is happy with him, he's pooing and weeing and in far less distress so personally this was a good choice. There is no additional ingredient and I studied Aptamil first's packet alongside the hungry milk and there are just slightly different amounts.
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