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Hi guys..

Hope you all are doing well in this lockdown.

I was wondering what you all think about baby formulas?

What would you recommend is the best for a 3 week old baby?

How much would you give the baby per bottle and how many times a day?

I am trying to breastfeed and top up with the formula, but I am not sure that formula is the best.

Please let me hear your thoughts...

Thank you and stay safe!!

AndreaAndzic
4 days ago
What do you think of this?
Leannexxx
Leannexxx4 days ago

I used Aptamil with my first and ill be doing the same this time round I wouldn't mix myself between breast and milk I would do one what works for you best midwife will help you with all of this

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AndreaAndzic
AndreaAndzic
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4 days ago

Thanks. i am trying to figure things out. it is my first baby and welcome any advise i can get.

I will speak to midwife again tomorrow when she comes and see what she says. Thanks for advise.

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Leannexxx
Leannexxx4 days ago

AndreaAndzic I was the same with my first for me bottle was better I never woke my baby up for a feed as they say you should but they will let you know when they want feeding lol

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AndreaAndzic
AndreaAndzic
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4 days ago

Leannexxx oh trust me she does... she wakes up to feed. i start breastfeeding and then she gets fed up with it and starts crying and screaming. you should see the panic and the cry. it is like i would never feed her. so i have to top up with the bottle.

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Leannexxx
Leannexxx4 days ago

AndreaAndzic its hard for any first time mum just remember we have all been there just don't be so hard on yourself that's where I went wrong and im still learning now lol

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lilyflower
lilyflower4 days ago

AndreaAndzic I tried feeding my first for 3 weeks, he took ages per feed then screamed within 15 minutes of 'finishing'. Health Visitor said to persevere! Middle of 4th week I gave him a bottle (Cow & Gate 4oz/110ml) and we had peace for 3 whole hours, his weight went up and everyone was happy. And likeLeannexxx I never woke them to feed them. He went on to sleep from 7pm - 8am with a nap midday until he was two - bliss 🙂

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AndreaAndzic
AndreaAndzic
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4 days ago

thank you. i dont wake her up. that is one thing that my mum told me not to do before she passed away.

i am worried that my milk is not enough because i am under stress of losing my mum 2 weeks before my baby girl was born.

and on top of all that i have next door neighbour from hell that is making my life difficult every second of the day playing music and acting like my garden is hers and does whatever she wants.

can it be that my milk is not ok?

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Leannexxx
Leannexxx4 days ago

AndreaAndzic sorry to hear about your mum it could just be that your milk is not filling him nothing you have done

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AndreaAndzic
AndreaAndzic
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4 days ago

Leannexxx thank you. it is not easy. i miss her every day. but i can see my mum in my daughter to.. so it makes the days go faster and it is ok.

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Leannexxx
Leannexxx4 days ago

AndreaAndzic honeslty I've been where u are now my mum passed a year before my daughter was born and you don't stop thinking bout them it just gets easier my daughter did say tho that she had seen my mum and she is ok

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AndreaAndzic
AndreaAndzic
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4 days ago

Leannexxx thank you for support. i am trying my best. my daughters name means joy and second name, my mum gave it to her.

so i know that my mum is with us all the time.

thanks for making me feel a bit better that i am ok with the milk and not doing something wrong with my milk.

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lilyflower
lilyflower4 days ago

AndreaAndzic Sorry about your Mum, you do have a lot of stress. You may be like I was and just not making enough milk, not everyone can produce lots of milk, but do not think you are a failure. Give your little girl a bottle, keep her well fed and happy that then takes some stress of you and talk to your daughter about her granny. Hugs to you both 🙂

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AndreaAndzic
AndreaAndzic
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4 days ago

lilyflower Thank you so much. i am doing what i can. I am talking to her every day. Thanks for the hugs and same to you 🙂

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Ann1984
Ann19844 days ago

I used cow and gate was drinking around 3oz but would make 4 just incase. I did used to wake mine at night just before I went to sleep so I would get sleep and they would settle all night. All babies are different I would stick with bottle yes they say breast is best but if baby struggling to get any milk you will have your boob out all time. A little tip I used to use a flask bring kettle to temperature that baby likes to drink her milk and pour the water inside flask and if went out flask came with me and had them milk storage pots. No more waiting for water to cool I took it to bed too because hated walking down stairs to kitchen

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AndreaAndzic
AndreaAndzic
Original Poster
4 days ago

hey. thanks for advise. that is what I do. i use flask and bring it up at night and make it for her.

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Ann1984
Ann19844 days ago

AndreaAndzic so much cheaper then these gadgets about

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AndreaAndzic
AndreaAndzic
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4 days ago

Ann1984 i know. i was not going to buy extra stuff for things that we wont need. i would rather spend on her cloths. she is growing so fast.... already only 2 weeks and grown out of couple things.

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Ann1984
Ann19844 days ago

AndreaAndzic they sure do grow fast I didn’t bother with hundreds of outfits like loads do baby gros were enough unless was going somewhere nice. I loved a bootsale to get frilly dressed love a little girl in frills sadly I hate them dressed in dark colour

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AndreaAndzic
AndreaAndzic
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4 days ago

Ann1984 i did not buy much. i have a friend that is like my big sister.. she send me a package from Germany and she bought a lot of stuff. but some of it she wont even be able to put on as she is size 56 now and most of the cloths are 50... i love that she is growing, but she needs to slow down. hahaa

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap4 days ago

I found my kids didn't need formula top ups.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig4 days ago

It doesn't matter what formula you use, if you look at the ingredients, all formulas are the same. We had a dietician for our son and she told us it didn't matter what one he got as they were all the same. We bought Aptimal to begin with and then switched to cow and gate because it was cheaper and he was going through a litre a day.

In terms of how much to give it will have a guideline on the side of the box.

In terms of your milk production, any amount you are giving her is a bonus. My son physically couldn't breastfeed so I expressed and gave it to him in a bottle. He was put on prescription milk and he got 80% prescribed milk and 20% breast milk. Even a small amount of breast milk is better than nothing and it is all about what's best for your baby. Breast milk wasn't enough for our son, his heart condition meant he used up a lot of calories and energy and breast milk just didn't cut it. Do what is best for your baby and don't stress about your milk production.

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AndreaAndzic
AndreaAndzic
Original Poster
3 days ago

hi, thank you so much for this information about the milk. It really helped me a lot.

You really calmed me down about that milk. I am so grateful to all advise.

I will keep breastfeeding.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig3 days ago

AndreaAndzic you're welcome, I struggled with breastfeeding so a number of reasons and a nurse and the dietician helped to reassure me and that was the advice they gave me. Trust me, you are doing a brilliant job.

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AndreaAndzic
AndreaAndzic
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3 days ago

MrsCraig Thank you. i am trying. midwife is happy that she is gaining weight and had not even lost it when we came home from hospital. so i hope that i am doing good job.

It is so hard sometimes as i cant speak to my mum about things. but it is what it is.

Thank you for support and advise.

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