+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    691
    Thanks
    29
    Thanked
    104
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    Default How old is your bub and how much formula do they drink?

    My almost 5 month old has been fully on formula for 5 weeks now and I'm not sure if she's drinking enough.

    I know formula tins do tend to overstate how much babies need, but my baby sometimes only has 30 mls per feed.

    For example here's how her feeds looked yesterday:

    3:30am - 175mls
    5:45am - 60mls
    7:45am - 40mls
    9:45am - 60mls
    12:00pm - 30ml
    2:15pm - 90mls
    5:55pm - 110mls
    7:15pm - 90mls
    12:15am - 150mls


    I know the smaller feeds were closer together, but she catnaps and I need to feed her in between each feed or she won't go to sleep at all.

    Does this sound normal to anyone?

    I'd feed her more in the mornings to fill her tummy to give her a good nap, but she's not interested in the mornings. If this isn't normal, is there anything I can do to get her to drink more during the day? She drinks a lot during the night but not as much in the day which is also a problem...I think.

    Any suggestions? Thanks!!!!!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    46
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    14
    Reviews
    0
    I was worried about how much my son was getting as he was vomiting some feeds and the health centre said all they need is 150ml per 1kg

    Hope that helps x

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Kalgoorlie
    Posts
    232
    Thanks
    128
    Thanked
    33
    Reviews
    0
    My bub has reflux and used to feed similarly to yours.... have you tried cutting her night feeds back? I started only offering 120ml overnight she didn't wake any earlier but drank more in the morning. Is there any meds in her milk? I used to have gaviscon in there and she HATED it, changed her formula to something she liked and her appetite went up overnight lol!
    Also perhaps she's simply not hungry at 5.45 and 12? Try giving her her first bottle of the day at 630 - 7ish? She might take more, and the midday bottle could be cut out? My DD fed three hourly on the dot through the day until she started solids.
    Good luck with it all!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    12
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked
    2
    Reviews
    0
    My almost 5 month old son has been formula feed the whole time and has 3 bottles of 250ml a day, and 1 bottle 200ml. We use karicare formula after trying nan, novolac, and s26. He also suffers from reflux and has Zantac twice a day. I feed at 7am, 11am (200ml- follow by first tasters of solids at about 12ish) then 3pm and 6pm. He catnaps too and has about 4 naps of 45mins a day. Bath at 5.45, final bottle at 6 then Bed at 6.45pm. When he wakes during the night (this can be anywhere from zero to 3 times) I do not feed him, just resettle. I ensure I give a first bottle at 7am. We have has this routine for about 5 weeks now before that I was feeding during the night and every 3 hours during the day and like your little one he was all over the place with amounts he drank as he was cranky not due to hunger but something else and i found his reflux was worse as well as sleeping. Perhaps try to ensure you set a time frame between each feed, maybe 3-4 hours. If you know they can go a certain length between feeds (esp at night) try to maintain that length of time. They should then drink more at their feed times which enables them to go longer.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    4,116
    Thanks
    2,908
    Thanked
    3,331
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    My bub was always a nightmare to feed, only wanted little bits often (also a reflux baby).

    Do you know what changed her into a good feeder? Teaching her to hold the bottle herself. I hand it to her on the floor and she holds it. When she looses interest she leaves it and then comes back to it 10 minutes later. Over the hour the whole bottle will disappear.

    Teaching them to hold bottles takes some work, but I think when they can control it they're less stubborn. My sister taught my daughter to do it around 5 months old so your bubba should be old enough. Took a few weeks, not an instant thing. She just kept putting her little hands on it again and again when she dropped it. I gained back HOURS of my day when she learnt that!!!


 

Similar Threads

  1. Question regarding ready to drink formula cartons
    By Claire86 in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 03-04-2012, 07:28
  2. Milk drink/formula for 4 year old??
    By bumMum in forum General Child Health Issues
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 07-03-2012, 18:04
  3. 6 month only wants to drink 450ml of formula a day
    By Vivavoom in forum Bottlefeeding Support
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-03-2012, 09:47

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Springfree Trampoline
Give the Ultimate Christmas Gift Springfree Trampoline
The World's Safest Trampoline™ is now also the world's first Smart Trampoline™. Sensors on the mat detect your every move and your jumps control fun, educational and active games on tablet. Secure the Ultimate Christmas Gift today!
sales & new stuffsee all
Pea Pods
Buy 2 Award Winning Pea Pods Reusable One Size Nappies for only $38 (in your choice of colours) and receive a FREE roll of Bamboo Liners. Don't miss out, we don't usually have discounts on the nappies, so grab this special offer!
Special Offer! Save $12
featured supporter
GymbaROO
GymbaROO offers activities for babies & toddlers in a fun learning centre, focussing on developmental education. Classes are available Australia-wide. Enrol today & help your child to reach their full potential. Visit the website to find out more.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!