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    Default Hungry bub

    My bub is 4 weeks old and is having 180ml every 2.5-3hrs but just doesnt seem full. A friend told me to try putting a small teaspoon of farex in his night bottle...has anyone tried this?

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    There's no way I would add farex to a 4 week olds bottle.

    When you say bubs is hungry, is it because they drink quickly, or cry a lot? Have you tried offering bubs more milk, the guidelines are just that - guidelines. DS always drank more than the standard amount.

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    Default Hungry bub

    I wouldn't be adding farex to a 4 week olds bottle.
    Id be offering more milk.

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    I agree. No farex, they don't have the ability to digest it properly. It will cause constipation and stomach issues. Offer more milk and more often. This will help to increase your supply. Call the breastfeeding hotline for advice.

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    My understanding is that at 4 weeks a baby's gut isn't able to handle digesting solids such as farex. I'd offer a larger milk feed rather than adding anything to the bottle.

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    Some bubs just drink more. Could be a growth spurt?

    I'm pretty relaxed about introducing solids, but IMO 4 weeks old is way too young to be adding farex to a bottle.

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    Make it 240ml?

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    I agree offer more formula. Solids can start at a minimum of 4 months.

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    I agree with everyone else - 4 weeks is way too young to be giving farax. I would try increasing the milk intake and see how that goes.

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    I would always feed a baby as much milk as they want in a feed until they have had enough. Just the same for breast and bottle fed babies - a baby feeding at the breast will stop when theyve had enough, so just use the tin as a guideline. If bub finishes a bottle and is looking for more milk, offer more milk. I wouldnt add any rice cereal or other foods into their diet - milk should be all a baby needs at this stage, as long as they are offered enough.


 

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