Jump to content

Help with FF a 4week old


  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1 spottydog

Posted 24 February 2013 - 07:30 AM

Hi ladies,

I decided to stop BF last Sunday and moved onto FF my little boy.

We are having settling issues with bub, he doesnt seem distressed just wont settle for large amounts of the day, and his poos are stinky, like a vomit smell.

Could this be the formula causing the issues? Should i consider changing formulas?

We are currently using KAricare Aptimal gold.

spottydog.

#2 mandala

Posted 24 February 2013 - 07:51 AM

I found that when we had to top DS up with formula his poohs started to have an acidic smell. I assumed that part of it was the change in diet from BM to formula, and part was the formula itself. We used Karicare too and he seemed to like it but the smell was awful!

The settling could just be his age. Some babies are like that, especially as they grow out of that initial dozy period. We had a very unsettled baby, and we found that the absolute maximum awake time for him at 12 weeks was an hour - so I think for a four week old we should have had him up for a feed, a nappy change, a quick cuddle and then swaddling for a sleep. We also had to cut out trying to get him to nap anywhere bright or noisy - there was lots of rocking a bassinet in a dark room for us.



#3 katiebear26

Posted 24 February 2013 - 08:20 AM

he could just be getting used to it, their digestive systems at that age are sensitive so the change might be making him unsettled. DD's formula poos were soooo runny and a weird smell, she's on karicare too.

if he's not distressed then it shouldn't be allergies, but if you are still wondering tomorrow call your community health nurse or see your GP just in case.

#4 Jess1308

Posted 24 February 2013 - 08:21 AM

I found Bellamy's Organic formula didn't have the smell that other formula did. Bub's age would also suggest he is still learning to settle they tend to 'wake up' at four weeks. His bowels are also getting used to working, his whole system is, hopefully it will adjust for you. Good luck, you're doing a great job. wink.gif

#5 spottydog

Posted 24 February 2013 - 08:27 AM

THanks girls,

I just had a friend suggest i swapped to a non gold formula, but i dont want to swap just yet, since he was BF for 3weeks and only FF for 1w i dont want to change things for him again.

Does anyone know roughly what the length of time you should try a formula for before trying another?

I think he is quite a settled baby, is that contradicting my self? He wont settle to sleep overnight but isint a wingy baby and cries when he is hungry or has a pooey nappy. He did sleep all day yesterday too lol.

spottydog.

#6 lucky 2

Posted 24 February 2013 - 09:45 AM

QUOTE
Does anyone know roughly what the length of time you should try a formula for before trying another?

Hi, could you call your chn for advice tomorrow, his digestive system will have changed due to formula (cow) milk.
But as pp's say the picture could be complicated by the usual newborn unsettledness, crying per 24 hrs tending to peak at 6-8 weeks of age so it is probably accelerating.
And babies often become allergic to their cots when they get to 3 weeks of age!
I'd talk to the chn re any concerns about diet and before changing his diet.
All the best.

#7 spottydog

Posted 24 February 2013 - 09:54 AM

QUOTE (lucky 2 @ 24/02/2013, 10:45 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi, could you call your chn for advice tomorrow, his digestive system will have changed due to formula (cow) milk.
But as pp's say the picture could be complicated by the usual newborn unsettledness, crying per 24 hrs tending to peak at 6-8 weeks of age so it is probably accelerating.
And babies often become allergic to their cots when they get to 3 weeks of age!
I'd talk to the chn re any concerns about diet and before changing his diet.
All the best.


Thanks lucky2, i am planning on doing exactly that, i think its probably just a newborn thing, because he isint really unsettled just wont be put down and hard to settle off to sleep.

LOL about being allergic to the cot good one.

spottydog.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Eight things to do as your due date nears

The home stretch of pregnancy can seem like an eternity. But there are some constructive ways that you can pass the time.

Lily Allen takes Twitter break after taunts about stillborn son

Singer Lilly Allen has announced that she is taking a break from Twitter after she was subjected to hateful trolling over the weekend about her stillborn son.

1756 questions a day: What's a mum to do?

There was a time when I thought that waterboarding was the most serious torture threat facing civilisation. Then my toddler started asking me questions.

Nick Cannon welcomes baby boy with a 'Golden' name

Rapper, actor and former America's Got Talent star, Nick Cannon, has welcomed a baby boy with actress, Brittany Bell. 

Mum takes aim at those who called breastfeeding photos 'gross'

Renowned Gold Coast fitness blogger Nadine Muller says she is "proud & confident to stand up to people's ignorance," as she hit back at an online troll who attempted to shame her by calling her breastfeeding photos "gross" and done just for attention.

The heroes who take the pain out of grocery shopping with kids

We've got two happy stories to tell you, and they both feature the most kind-hearted checkout operators you can imagine.

Adorable donut and avocado smash photo shoots

Getting babies messy with all kinds of food is something Lyndsey's PhotoCo excels at.

'Spend every waking moment with your children'

The heartbroken parents of a baby who died in a baby swing have spoken out to warn other parents about the dangers of leaving infants alone.

Three white balloons at gender reveal party will touch your heart

Little did this mum-to-be know that their friend had arranged something extra special for their gender reveal party.

A note on friendship and the loss of one of your 'tribe'

There are the friends you grow up with, the people who know you inside and out, who know your flaws, your secrets, your talents and your failures. Katie was one of my tribe.

Is this celebrity baby name for real?

Forget Apple. Forget North West. Forget Kal-El Cage even (son of Nic).

Watch this stubborn toddler school her dad on counting to five

Once a toddler makes up their mind about something, it's very hard to persuade them to change it. Just ask this dad!

Why I'm happy to be a terrible mother

 I am, by any measure, a terrible, awful, mother. Read any advice book, any glossy brochure in the doctor's waiting room, and they will tell you – I suck at being a mum.

'My baby saved my life by finding my breast cancer'

A 26-year-old mum has credited her baby boy with saving her life after his sudden refusal to breastfeed led to her being diagnosed with breast cancer.

The double dip gender reveal party

The most entertaining gender reveals are the ones with a twist and this one is no exception, with double the fun for guests.

Five reasons why I can't wait to be pregnant again

This time, I know it will be my last bump and I plan to enjoy every moment.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

From our network

Essential Baby & Toddler Show, presented by Blackmores

3-5 March 2017, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. Get your FREE ticket now. Save $20.

Your child's fine motor skills: what you should know

There is less of a focus on fine motor skills, but they're just as important as others. (SPONSORED)

5 ways music helps your toddler's development

There are at least five other compelling reasons to get musical around your toddler. (SPONSORED)

 

Free ticket offer

Essential Baby & Toddler Show, presented by Blackmores

3-5 March 2017, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. Get your FREE ticket now. Save $20.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.