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  1. #1
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    Apr 2009
    Adelaide, South Australia

    Default 4 week old not feeding right???

    Hi there,

    My 5 week old son HAD been drinking about 110mls every 3-4 hours since he was about 2 weeks old... but the last maybe 2 weeks he will drink no more then about 50-70mls but he wants it about every hour... I dont know if this is normal behavior as my DD was drinking about 140mls and sleeping about 7 hours a night by the time she was 4 weeks.

    I've tried persuading him to have more but he will just spit it all back out or close his gums so i cant get the teet in his mouth... I dont know if maybe the formula (S26) isnt agreeing with him (He also has rather solid poo's, which doesnt seem to bother him but i remember my daughters being rather runny at his age)... I've also tried different bottle's and teets and that didnt help.

    If this is all normal then thats all fine and good but im finding it hard to deal with waking every hour seeing as i have a 2.5 year old that runs a muck during the day hehe....

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    ask ya health visitor hun but some babies are just really fussy and do need feeding often, he sounds a greedy little monkey teehee! my oldest daughter was like that and at 8 weeks we had to put her on hungry baby milk and that made her go 4 hours, with his poo if its not bothering him or its not funny coloured i wouldnt worry about it, my oldest constantly has had really solid ones and she doesnt go that often either but it doesnt bother her too much sometimes x

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    Join Date
    Apr 2010
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    S26 is known for constipation and a little water will help that most of the time, just make sure he isn't in pain from it otherwise if start looking at a new formula.

    As for the feeding issue... It may be as simple as wanting the next teat size, but since he is so young just make sure it's not a major step Change like avent 1 to 2... I personally found pigeon to be the best when changing over as the y cut teats really help with the change from S to M and M to L

    Yep, it's another iPhone


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