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Old Jan 3rd, 2010, 13:05 PM   1
letia659
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US moms?? hungry baby


in the US is there anything comparable to the Hungry baby milk everyone talks about?? what do you give LO when they are very hungry babies? Ive thought of introducing the cereal but is that a bad idea? my LO is 7 weeks and takes 7oz every 3-4 hrs!



 
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Old Jan 3rd, 2010, 23:47 PM   2
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well ive been giving Willow a little bit of cereal in her formula since she was about 4 maybe 5 weeks. butonly night time bottles to help her sleep a little bit longer at night. Willow also eats every 3-4 hours .. still is a hungry baby so i bumped her up to 5-6 ounces. ive never heard of hungry baby milk?? what is that?

how many ounces are you feeding him?
maybe try feeding him a half an ounce more with every feeding till hes full?



 
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Old Jan 4th, 2010, 00:19 AM   3
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I would never recommend giving rice cereal in his bottle especially, it can be a choking hazard and also cause them to over eat, but at his age def not at all. If he's very hungry just keep upping his milk, it has the most calories anyways so that's what is going to do him best vs cereal or anything else. We don't have hungry baby milk here in the US though. I would let him eat what he wants, when he wants, every 3-4hrs sounds pretty normal for his age though. Does he spit up alot? There is a growth spurt around 6wks and then another big one at 3-4mo so he might be going through that first one.



 
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Old Jan 4th, 2010, 05:26 AM   4
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Hungry baby milk has a different protein in it that's harder to digest so stays in babys tummy longer. It's designed to help delay weaning because they're trying to get us to wait until 6 months instead of 4 over here. A few years ago it was ok to wean here at 3 months!



 
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Old Jan 4th, 2010, 07:49 AM   5
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I would never recommend giving rice cereal in his bottle especially, it can be a choking hazard and also cause them to over eat, but at his age def not at all. If he's very hungry just keep upping his milk, it has the most calories anyways so that's what is going to do him best vs cereal or anything else. We don't have hungry baby milk here in the US though. I would let him eat what he wants, when he wants, every 3-4hrs sounds pretty normal for his age though. Does he spit up alot? There is a growth spurt around 6wks and then another big one at 3-4mo so he might be going through that first one.
may be a growth spurt do they sleep alot during those? hes sleeping so much! why does everyone tell me to put cereal in his milk?? around here thats all I hear...I was planning on letting him get to the full 8oz before even considering it but what do you do when they get to the 8oz and still act hungry or do they not do that? I dont remember much but Im pretty sure my son wasnt on this much at this age when he was a baby...and he hardly ever spits up maybe a tiny bit when he burps the last burp but he can take in 7oz and not spit any of it up! Ill be discussing all this with his Dr at his 2 month appt...



 
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Old Jan 4th, 2010, 14:15 PM   6
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Yeah the cereal in a bottle thing is an older theory, like our parents did it. I got that advice ALL the time with my oldest, from my mom, friends that their parents had done it, my MIL. But really it digests just as fast all it does is add more to the milk and they don't even realize they are taking more in until it settles in their belly and they have eaten too much. But it digests just as fast so has been shown that it really doesn't help them go longer between feeds, or sleep through the night. I would let him go to 8oz and if he still is hungry maybe try giving him a bit less but closer together? Like maybe cut him back to 6oz but do it every 3hrs instead of 3-4 and see if that is enough for him. During growth spurts they will often sleep lots and want to eat more often but alot of times it's more snack feeding too. It's hard to remember with my oldest, my younger 2 were nursed but I know with them they would want to snack feed alot in between their normal eating times.



 
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Old Jan 8th, 2010, 14:58 PM   7
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i definitely have to advise against the cereal in the bottles - it's a choking hazard and can be deadly if your baby aspirates it into his lungs. it can also affect his eating/sleeping patterns. the AAP (American Assoc of Peds) has recently begun to recommend not starting babies on solids until 6 months and definitely only introducing solids when they're ready to eat them from a spoon (nothing in the bottle).

it sounds to me, too, like your LO may be going through a growth spurt - especially if he's eating more often and sleeping more. my LO's growth spurts usually taper off after a week and then she's back to eating at her usual intervals (but maybe more ounces). i would just wait it out a few days and see how it goes - but feed him on demand.

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Old Jan 13th, 2010, 09:05 AM   8
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Hello, fellow Bluegrass mum! Our little one ate about every 3-4 hours when she was your little guy's age, and usually drained the bottles. I think, I'd probably see about adjusting the ounces. Maybe a larger oz in the am and pm. As far as cereal goes, we didn't start that until around 4 mos old, and just at night. Our little girl is, from what I can tell, the absolute opposite of most children in that she has slept through the night since she was about 3 months old (maybe lazy???), unless she's teething.

Up the ounces on a few of the bottles to see if that helps. Nothing too much, just an extra ounce or so. Sometimes our little one took bottles in "halves", as well, and that seemed to help spread out her appetite a bit. I usually just took my cues from her--if she was hungry, then we'd eat, even if it was just an hour ago that she took 3 oz!



 
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Old Jan 15th, 2010, 14:50 PM   9
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if they drained two bottles a day when feeding is a indicator you need to up the dose /ounces a little...
Trystan eat 4 ounces or 120ml every 2.5 to 3 hours a day and night time ( from 10 pm he goes to 3 am ) 4 hours usually that bottle he eat up to 5 ounces sometimes ...i prefer to give him more milk that using cereal in the bottle for sure...



 
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Old Jan 15th, 2010, 16:17 PM   10
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What does everyone mean by drained? Just drank all of? Landon always drank all of his bottles and we never upped them because of that? Or do you mean drank it all and still cried for more?



 
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