I put my little man on hungry baby milk this week, purely because he wasn't settling on the first milk. It just wasn't enough for him. If she's only putting her LO on the next milk to space his feeds out a bit then she's likely to be disappointed. My little man has been wanting feeds every 2 hours since birth. The difference is he took more of the first milk (like 5/6oz per feed) compared to the usual 3/4oz he takes of the hungry baby milk. So even though he's on the 2nd stage milk he still wants feeding at the same intervals!
Regarding the original post though I can't see how a consistent feeding pattern would be established at a week old I may be wrong but at only a week home (won't say a week old as he was still in NICU at that age) I still didn't know what kind of baby he was be it "hungry" or not hungry. 2 or 3 weeks in yeah but not 1 week old.
Tbh u cant really say anything as its the brands that says FROM BIRTH a new mum is obviously going to trust it and use it from birth but yeah newborns are hungry and need feeding a lot my lo fed every 2 hours at that age.
Is this safe??? My friends doing it apparently, because the baby is demanding to be fed every 2 hours at night (I'm actually jealous, my LO wanted fed every 30-60 mins at night!
I don't know much about formulas but is it safe!? I can't find much info via google....and she's not the type to think about looking up info either...
A week old baby is supposed to eat every 2-3 hours! That's the size of their tiny tummies. Can you suggest she ask her pediatrician who will hopefully tell her her baby is being normal?
Alex is nine months old and 26lbs. He's a long baby.
To the PP that said she's worried her baby will be obese, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE don't listen to people about that Babies need that extra fat because they cannot fully regulate their temperature yet! It goes when they start moving, but it's perfectly healthy.
As to the OP, I agree. Filling your baby with empty calories is wrong and it's normal for babies to eat that often. I agree with Aliss. What do people think they are bringing home? A toy?
I think she's quite lucky that her one week old wants feeding every 2 hours or so... there's been many a nights when I've fed Maci every 30 minutes to 1 hour!
I suppose it is suitable seeing as it does say from birth but I don't think she is doing it for the right reasons, and yes she is being selfish for the reasons she is using. Why try to 'fill' your baby up for your own convenience? I'd LOVE for Maci to feed every 4 hours regularly and consistently but I wouldn't dream of attempting to 'make' her do so just because it'd be easier for me! Shame on your friend!...
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