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    my baby has reduced his sleep recently and I am wondering if he is not having enough of milk before he goes to bed. I would like to increase from 120ml to 140ml but am not sure how to increase the milk. Do I just add hot water to the existing 120ml? Instructions on can is for each 60ml.

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    Is it 60mls water to one scoop or 2 scoops?
    I would do extra 30mls of water and either half scoop or 1 scoop depending on what 60mls makes iykwim

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    You shouldn't play around with the ratios, they're important to avoid damaging your babies organs or dehydration. Instead either offer a whole extra 60mL or make up a 60mL bottle, pour 20mL of it into your baby's 120mL bottle and save the rest in the fridge to top up the next feed.

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    If 120ml water requires 2 scoops added, 140ml water requires 2 and a 1/3 scoops added to it. You would definitely need to add more formula proportionately, not just add 20ml hot water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JR03 View Post
    You shouldn't play around with the ratios, they're important to avoid damaging your babies organs or dehydration. Instead either offer a whole extra 60mL or make up a 60mL bottle, pour 20mL of it into your baby's 120mL bottle and save the rest in the fridge to top up the next feed.
    ^^^^This. except I don't think you are meant to reuse pre made formula. maybe just try the extra 60mls, see how he goes and throw out the remaining.....I know it seems wasteful but it's better to waste then risk the health of your bubba

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    Just do 3 scoops in 180ml of water. Half scoops or whatever will become tricky to get exact. Getting it wrong will make your baby sick.

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    It's actually fine to add more just as long as the ratio is correct.
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    1 scoop = 60 mls
    2 scoops = 120mls
    So if you only want to add 30mls of water just halve this scoop.
    I have done this for months under the dieticians advice because I don't like wasting it.

    If you add water without more formula then there are no additional calories so bub might just continue to be hungry. And if you add formula without more water then bub might get constipated or upset tummy so just ensure the ratio is correct.

    If you're unsure I would call this helpline on the tin.. most companies have advice lines. . if it is karicare they have dieticians on their helplines to answer these exact questions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mummtime101 View Post
    ^^^^This. except I don't think you are meant to reuse pre made formula. maybe just try the extra 60mls, see how he goes and throw out the remaining.....I know it seems wasteful but it's better to waste then risk the health of your bubba

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    My tin (Heinz Nurture) says formula should be made as close to feed time as possible but if it is made up in advance, keep it in the back of the fridge for no more than 12 hours. Not sure if this is the same for all brands though, OP just check your tin.

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    I have the same problem. My dd just went from 100ml to 120ml. I make up 250ml which is 5 scoops for me and split between 2 bottles. Formula is fine in the fridge for the 4 hours it takes her to need feeding again.

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    I used to make up a jug for the day with how much they usually drank. Then I would just pour it into their bottle and if they wanted more I'd top it up. As long as you aren't making more than a 24 hour supply it's fine. When they were little I had a wide, low jug that fit in the bottle steriliser.


 

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