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    My 4 month old is on 180mLs of Nan ha gold.. I was thinking about putting a thickener in he's night feeds cause he doesn't seem satisfied.. My question is, does nan make a thickener cause I can't seem to find anything searching online? And if they don't, is it okay to use a different brand thickener?

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    What makes you think hes not satisfied?
    I'm pretty sure thickeners are for reflux etc- I do t think it's intended to be used this way. If bub is 4 months you can think about introducing solids, or you could make the last feed a 210ml? It's not unusual for a 4 month old to start waking through the night for feeds again either- google 4 month sleep regression, it's very common.

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    A thickener has no nutritional value. If your baby isn't satisfied then you probably need to offer more milk.

    As pp said thickeners are for reflux issues. There are additives for "boosting" the nutritional value of milk but these are for premmies and failure to thrive babies who have trouble taking the volume needed to get all their nutritional requirements.

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    You could always add another feed at night, or make a bigger bottle? iirc thickeners are just for reflux babies.

    Or if you think he's showing signs of being ready for solids (other than not seeing satisfied) you could see your paed or chn and see what they think?

    My DS is 4 months and is still waking 1-2 times a night for feeds and is mix fed, mostly formula. It is normal for them to still wake for food. He has 120ml between 5-6pm, then a bath and then another bottle of 180 after his bath and then goes to bed. And then usually wakes at 11/12 and 4/5 for another 180ml but definitely isn't ready for solids yet.
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    I would offer a bigger bottle, maybe try 210 or 240 mls for every feed and see if that helps. If that didn't work then I would start offering a small amount of solids, plus still keep the bigger bottle before bed.

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    I would offer more milk. Thickener is for reflux/regurgitation issues.


 

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