We started weaning about three weeks ago and my little man was on hungry milk around then as he was ravenous from about 2 months old.
My HV recommended that the bub go back onto 'normal milk' to encourage him to eat more solids. We started doing that and now the problem I have is that when I finish a 7oz bottle, he cries as he is still hungry. It seems that he gets more upset around his lunchtime feed which is around 11 to 11.30am. I have had to start giving solids first so that he is pacified by the time he gets his milk which isn't really sitting well with me as I want him to enjoy his food and be happy, rather than be miserable.
He gets 4 bottles of 7oz a day - should I increase the bottles to 8oz as he is polishing off these, whereas with the hungry milk he would leave some. Should I stick with this or go back to hungry milk?
He is on two solids a day - breakfast of porridge and fruit purée and lunch which is a meat/fish with veg.
I think they don't need as much hungry baby milk as they do normal milk but hopefully someone who has used both can confirm as I've not used hungry baby milk. I would offer more milk as it's best to make too much and them leave some than have them draining the bottle and wanting more.
My LO has 4 9oz bottles a day. Sometimes she drains them all and sometimes she leaves a couple of ounces. I've also been giving an ice cube of puree at lunch and dinner for about a week now (she's 6 months next week). Hope that helps!
my lo is on hungry milk and weaning. he has 3 full meals a day plus 20 oz of his hungry milk. I decided not to switch his formula back to first milk, or onto growing up milk as he is perfectly happy on hungry baby milk. my view was why upset something that works well for him. The only thing i am doing is slowly reducing the amount of formula he has and increasing his solids so by the time he is 10months he will be down to just two bottles a day. I now give him his breakfast first made up with half his morning bottle, but you cud always give him hal his bottle first, then try some solids then finish with his bottle? xx
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