Evening all, been meaning to ask this for a while now, taking advantage of grandma taking LO out for a walk.
So Ryan takes 5oz quite happily every feed. Any more than this and he chucks it back up again. Problem is, if he goes 2.5 hours between these feeds, it's a rare occasion. We've tried offering water instead but he refuses it and we've moved him up to hungry-baby milk. I didn't mind before cause this only happened during the day when I had plenty of time but the last few days, he's been doing it through the night too. I've asked a few people, relatives mainly, but they suggest putting baby rice/a wee bit rusk in his bottles and he's only 9 weeks old, so obviously I'm reluctant. Any advice?
We tried to keep him on first milk but he would take his 5oz and still want more, but if he,had more he would bring it back up again. Hes a big baby, over 14lb and over the last week hes put on 1lb 12oz. Just concerned cause he doesnt sleep much through the day dvd now its affecting his sleep at night too.
Story of my life, my LO growth spurt seems to have last about 4 weeks to the point where I thought he's be needing solids at 8 weeks!! haha!
Anyhoo he'd drink 8oz easily and be hungry after about 2 hrs and take another 7oz.....on and on it went. Most he took in 1 feed was 10oz.
He has however calmed (slightly) and now takes 6/7oz every 3/4 hrs. I tried HB milk but he screamed the house down so assume it didnt suit his delicate little tummy as he's currently on comfort milk. I am in the process of changing him to stage 1 milk to see if that satisfys him anymore.
He has gained 1lb easier a week for a few weeks. He weighs over 13lbs at 7.5 weeks.
Some babies are just hungry, if its a spurt he needs the milk so give it him - it wont last. Mine is fianlly coming to an end (I think!) xx
Earl used to have a 2.5hour routine until he was 6 months old. It's down to the size of their stomach. I would continue on the first milk, don't add anything to it, but work your routine around him instead. He obviously needs the food, so IMO it's best not to 'pad it out' with anything and let him get what he needs.
Baby rice won't choke your baby but its really not ideal for a baby. Rusk could actually choke your baby though and its full of sugar so again not a good idea. Keep feeding him as much as he wants it will settle down. My boy took 14oz in one go before when he was about 3 months i think but it does settle down i promise x
i've tried rice as my baby boy was exactly the same-constantly hungry on hungry milk so i though i'd give it a try and he was screaming in pain as their digestive system isn't as mature as lets say 4/5month old. So i chucked it away and stayed with HB feeding him 6/7oz every 2/3 hours. I think his growth spurt has passed and he now takes from 4 to 7oz (varies) every 3 hours at day and sometimes every 4h at night. Just hang in there. They have phases that we won't understand as they can't tell us what's up with them anyway, carry on giving him water in between feeds and just wait till the phases passes xx
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