How much is too much?

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  1. Mervs Mum

    Mervs Mum Doula & Mum of 3!

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    Hebe has had a bottle of EBM after her bath for ages now. That used to give me a break before the next feed but now it's her last one before she goes down for the night.

    My sister FF and she told me that when she starts to drain a bottle I should add another ounce. That's alwasy what I've done but we are now at 12oz (9oz in one bottle and 3 in a second bottle) and tonight she drained that for the second night running. She would have carried on if there was more for sure.

    So how much is too much? Do I just keep adding ounces? I am confused....:wacko: :shy:
     
  2. princessellie

    princessellie Pregnant with #3

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    i was told to just add more, she will only take as much as she needs

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  3. alio

    alio Well-Known Member

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    Yep, I'd say if she keeps drinking she must be hungry. Just keep adding an ounce and see how much fills her.

    They can't gorge themselves (unlike me)

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  4. Vickie

    Vickie Hannah & Rhys <3

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    I'd up it as well, though I can't say I've ever had the too much milk problem with Hannah ;)
     
  5. Ema

    Ema Mummy :) xxx

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    Id up it too chick :) Jacob wont drain more than 5oz if im lucky :dohh: so i dream feed him when i go to bed to make sure he's had enough milk. But if she is taking it i say give it to her, she'll only ever take what she needs XxxxX
     
  6. Mervs Mum

    Mervs Mum Doula & Mum of 3!

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    Ta girls. I was just worried that they made bottles 9oz for a reason and she was being a gannet!! x
     
  7. Mervs Mum

    Mervs Mum Doula & Mum of 3!

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    Another question???? :shy:

    So now when I dont have enough BM pumped (which is obviously happening more and more) I make the short fall up with Aptimil. I have the blue one - stage 1 but now she's 6 months old should she be on the next one?

    Ta again!
     
  8. Vickie

    Vickie Hannah & Rhys <3

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    We are only just switching Hannah over to stage 2 as she just isn't a big milk drinker. I might try it and see, maybe it will fill her up better?
     
  9. Mervs Mum

    Mervs Mum Doula & Mum of 3!

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    I was just wondering that too. I know BM changes over time to suit so it makes sense that the formula might need to alter too. :)
     
  10. alio

    alio Well-Known Member

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    Yes Lise, I'd move her to Green 3. It's fortified with iron to complement weaning. xx
     
  11. alio

    alio Well-Known Member

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    although just use up your number 1 first... it's the credit crunch and all. xxx
     
  12. Mervs Mum

    Mervs Mum Doula & Mum of 3!

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    I looked at them in the supermercardo this week and I didnt know if to go for the lilac or the green. Cheers babe. x
     
  13. Mervs Mum

    Mervs Mum Doula & Mum of 3!

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    I'm getting towards the bottom of the the box anyway so it's all good baby!!! I will need a new one next week for deffo. x
     
  14. alio

    alio Well-Known Member

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    yup green... lilac is hungry baby but i'd just go for green!!! mwah! x xxxx
     

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