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    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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    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

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    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

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    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

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Mum2b87 View Post
    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
    I have read somewhere that bubs drink roughly the same amount, of breastmilk at least, between 1 and 6 months. Might just have a thirsty one!

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    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.

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    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.
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    Maybe he has reflux? Does he have a dummy? Reflux bubs LOVE to suck so perhaps he's comfort sucking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by A-Squared View Post
    Maybe he has reflux? Does he have a dummy? Reflux bubs LOVE to suck so perhaps he's comfort sucking?
    That's a good point, silent reflux suffers can be know to feed frequently to sooth their throats... Has bub got a white tongue?


 

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