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Old Jul 28th, 2011, 01:04 AM   1
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Hungry baby milk at 12 days old?


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.



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Old Jul 28th, 2011, 01:40 AM   2
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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



 
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Old Jul 28th, 2011, 01:52 AM   3
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IMO there is no need what so ever for hungry baby milk at 12 days. A newborn feeds eratically and needs feeding on demand then the feeding will settle down



 
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Old Jul 28th, 2011, 01:57 AM   4
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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



 
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Old Jul 28th, 2011, 02:00 AM   5
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I don't think it is needed at all, let alone at 12 days old!



 
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Old Jul 28th, 2011, 02:03 AM   6
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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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IMO there is no need what so see for hungry baby milk at 12 days. A new born feeds eratically and needs feeding on demand then the feeding will settle down
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Old Jul 28th, 2011, 02:09 AM   8
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Sorry, I should have mentioned, I tired to ask (without seeming like a nosey busy body) how much she was drinking, she said 3-4 oz every 2-3 hours.

Her Mum is a bit old school, thinks babies should be sleeping through by 6 weeks old etc!!



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Sorry, I should have mentioned, I tired to ask (without seeming like a nosey busy body) how much she was drinking, she said 3-4 oz every 2-3 hours.

Her Mum is a bit old school, thinks babies should be sleeping through by 6 weeks old etc!!
very normal!



 
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Old Jul 28th, 2011, 02:19 AM   10
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Sorry, I should have mentioned, I tired to ask (without seeming like a nosey busy body) how much she was drinking, she said 3-4 oz every 2-3 hours.

Her Mum is a bit old school, thinks babies should be sleeping through by 6 weeks old etc!!
If thats the case perhaps 'upping' the milk to 5 oz and see how that goes. We did that but LO was still looking for more after 2 hours hence the swap.

It's hard as you feel like you are trying to shut your baby up for longer but for us we tried all sorts of combos before deciding on hungry milk, it was the last resort and hes a happy baby again now!

Ultimately the WHO wouldn't allow companies such as Milupa to put 'from birth' on the packet if it wasn't safe for little ones.

Some babies are little guzzlers, my nieces just weren't that bothered about milk so i'm putting it down to Alexander being a boy!!



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