What formula to give when baby has solids?

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  1. louise85

    louise85 Well-Known Member

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    Since Jackson has been eating solids, he's not taking much milk which I'm worried about. Today he has literally had around 12ozs although he will wake in the night for another 6ozs.

    I'm wondering whether this is because his milk is hungry baby and whether I should change him to first milk or follow on?

    Any advice?

    xxx
     
  2. bambino156

    bambino156 Mummy

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    I'm not sure if its due to him having the hungry baby milk, sorry. But I do know that babies are meant to be having at least 20oz milk per day up until they are 1, so your lo is not far off that target. To help him reach the 20oz's you could make up his cereal/porridge with an oz or two of milk or include it elsewhere in his meals x
     
  3. blahblahblah

    blahblahblah Well-Known Member

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    You don't have to switch, but LO will naturally take less if filling up on food. You could try switching to either of the other types - both are less filling than HB. Keep an eye on LO's poos if you go for follow-on, as it can cause constipation.

    If you can't get him to drink a bit more, try using some to make his food to bump up the quantities a bit.
     
  4. louise85

    louise85 Well-Known Member

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    Ah thats good then, he isn't far off 20ozs I thought it was more for some reason :dohh:

    He's already struggling with constipation, he doesn;t drink any juice or water I think is why, so maybe I'll try thr first milk.

    Thanks for your help ladies :flower:
     
  5. mrsraggle

    mrsraggle Wifey & Mummy

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    Ellie dropped her milk to about 12oz for a while. I switched to follow on and she now has 20-26oz a day usually x
     

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