Offer milk more regularly if you think they are hungry, I absolutely would not be giving any solids at 4wks old. My ds is 6mth and still bf 2.5-3hr through the day so I'd start by increasing the number of feeds
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22-04-2015 12:50 #11
22-04-2015 12:53 #12
I agree with all the PP's offer more formula. I'm not a fan of farex full stop, especially not at 4 weeks, it's of no nutritional value anyway, formula/breastmilk is all they need prior to 6 months
22-04-2015 13:17 #13
Please don't offer solids before the recommended age without first getting professional advice from your paediatrician ( the most recent recommendation is to offer solids around 6 months) - farex especially has far less calories than formula so in no way will fill her up , As pp have said you may just have to increase the amounts of milk
22-04-2015 14:04 #14
Are you sure bubs is hungry? Have you been to a doctor or peadeatrician? My 7 months old is still only having 150mls per bottle, 180 seems a lot for 4 weeks
22-04-2015 14:15 #15Senior Member
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Some babies just eat more than others. If he's putting on enough weight and having enough wet nappies then it's unlikely that there is anything wrong so just give more formula. Four week old babies should not be given anything other than their milk, but even when bub is old enough for Farex, it should never be given in a bottle.
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22-04-2015 14:44 #16
22-04-2015 14:48 #17
I'd be more likely to try feeding more frequently, say 2hrly, might be going thru a growth spurt, if you increase the amount you are only stretching bub's tummy further, 180ml does seem a lot for a 4 week old.
22-04-2015 14:54 #18
I have a 4 week old as well, who in that space of time will consume to maybe 300mls when he cluster feeds (so he'll drink 150, want more and have another 150) in the space of a couple of hours. Last night between 4.30am and 6 he had at least that.
Every child is different and some are just hungrier than others. You might just have a gutz like I do lol I wouldn't recommend farax in the bottle.
Last edited by delirium; 22-04-2015 at 14:56.
22-04-2015 15:00 #19
Maybe he has reflux? Does he have a dummy? Reflux bubs LOVE to suck so perhaps he's comfort sucking?
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