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how much should but be feeding and how often?


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#1 flyighhigh_

Posted 11 January 2013 - 09:51 PM

Hi all,
My son is 10.5 weeks old, was born with a tongue tie which made b/f hard. Been having EBM and formula top ups since about 4 weeks, by the time he had his tongue tie fixed at about 7.5 weeks he was too used to bottles and b/f was very stressful.. over the last few weeks my supply has dropped off and my partner and i decided we would just do ormula only feeds.
Until 6 weeks baby was barely putting on any weight.. by 5 weeks he was back to his birth weight but I am  finding now with his feeds that he is very unsettled after I feed him what the tin says. 120ml 6 times a day.
He wants to feed every 2.5-3.5 hours and wants at least 120ml. Not sure if the heat is affecting him too and he is feeling more thirsty.
What are you opinions on feeding him more ml each feed.
He is also very hard to get to sleep, usually needs to be held or have his bassinet rocked and dreams during tummy time.

Please help!! I am a young fist time mum.

Thanks

#2 teamhork

Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:33 PM

I would be on the phone to my maternal health nurse for some professional advice.
Personally I would give my baby a little more formula if i thought he really needed it, following all the correct measurements etc, you can also offer cool boiled water from memory too?
It has been a few years since i was in the baby world, so my best advice would be to call your MHC nurse, or perhaps the nurse on call if you feel you need to talk to someone straight away.
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#3 bubzillaiscoming

Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:44 PM

Feed your baby til he is full! I had to feed my DS formula at 4 mo after the maternal health nurse informed me that he was "starving" and he drank 210mls in the first bottle (I had to make up a few bottles for him)!

I think a full baby is a contented baby and you will soon discover that if he is crying for more milk you will give it to him.

Sounds like you are doing a great job! Well done and I hope you get a few hours sleep tonight original.gif

#4 bluecupcakes

Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:45 PM

The amounts on the formula tin are just a guide, all babies are different and if you think your son needs more I would increase his feeds and see how he goes.
Most babies still need help to settle and sleep at 10 weeks so just do whatever works for you.

#5 Lightning_bug

Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:46 PM

OP, when approaching your maternal health nurse or GP also ask about giving a little water.  

Or you could call the 24 hours Health Direct on 1800 022 222 which will put you in touch with a registered nurse.  These guys are awesome and give great advice (I credit them to saving mine and my baby's life when I called them and had what turned out to be a massive blood pressure spike)

When my son was born is was a terribly hot summer and he was a real pain to settle.  The nurse asked if I was giving him water to which I said no, I'd been told it wasn't the done thing.  She assured me that a little water would make a huge difference because he was thirsty, not hungry.

But again, check with your nurse/GP.  My son was just over 12 weeks and I don't know if there's a cut-off.

NB: put the number for health direct on your fridge and call them for ANYTHING.... a sniffle to a cut to a temperature.

Edited by Lightning_bug, 11 January 2013 - 11:47 PM.


#6 Wacky Wobbler

Posted 12 January 2013 - 03:30 AM

My DS is 10wks tomorrow and when he has formula he has between 140 - 160 mls. He has this at night so he goes 4 to 8 hours between feeds overnight.

#7 *lightning

Posted 12 January 2013 - 04:14 AM

My baby is 12 weeks old and drinks around 140ml-150ml per feed. Day feeds are usually every 3-4 hours, we demand feed so no schedule.

He sleeps through the night but he is on EBM not formula, I think with formula your baby will fill full a bit longer than with EBM.

#8 Want_to_be_a_mummy

Posted 12 January 2013 - 06:16 PM

My baby is 20 weeks old and he only really takes around 110-120 mls. At 10 weeks he was only taking 100ml but he seemed content even though the tin said he should be having much more. The health care nurse said to follow the following formula and this is what I do - My son is still having nowhere near what he should be but he's putting on weight which is the main thing - weight gain and wet nappies.
The formula is 150 x (Whatever babies weight is) divided by how many feeds the baby is having. This will give you how much he should be taking each feed for his weight. Hope this helps!




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