This type of formula contains more casein than whey, and casein is harder for babies to digest. Although it’s often described as suitable for “hungrier babies”, there’s no evidence that babies settle better or sleep longer when fed this type of formula.
When can I put my baby on hungrier milk?
While some mums choose to start weaning if their baby is older than 4 months, current NHS advice is to wait until 6 months before weaning, so an alternative is to give hungrier baby formula.
What are the benefits of hungry baby milk?
SMA® Extra Hungry Infant Milk is a nutritionally complete* breast milk substitute for hungrier bottle fed babies, which may help delay early weaning until the recommended time. It is enriched with Omega 3 (DHA)** and can be used to combination feed.
Does hungry baby milk cause stomachache?
The idea is that because it takes longer to digest, your baby will feel full longer and therefore want to feed less often, but the downside of this is that because it is less digestible it can lead to tummy aches and constipation in some babies.
Does hungry baby milk make baby sleep longer?
Hungrier baby formula (hungry milk)
Suitable from birth (but ask a midwife or health visitor for advice first). … Although it’s often described as suitable for “hungrier babies”, there’s no evidence that babies settle better or sleep longer when fed this type of formula.
Why is my baby still hungry after feeding?
Why does my baby seem hungrier than usual? As babies gain weight, they should begin to eat more at each feeding and go longer between feedings. Still, there may be times when your little one seems hungrier than usual. Your baby may be going through a period of rapid growth (called a growth spurt).
How do you know when baby needs hungry formula?
Signs your baby is hungry
- Putting their fingers into their mouth.
- Become restless and fidgety.
- Seeking out and looking/’rooting’ for a feed.
- Opening their mouth.
- Clenching their hands.
How do you know if you need to change your baby’s formula?
Sometimes you may need to change the formula your baby drinks. Reasons for switching baby formula include food allergies, a baby’s need for more iron, extreme fussiness, or diarrhea.
Call your doctor if your baby has any of these symptoms:
- Dry, red, and scaly skin.
- Extreme fatigue or weakness.
- Forceful vomiting.
Is hungry baby formula thicker?
Aptamil Hungry Infant milk is a thicker milk which takes slightly longer to digest, helping to keep your hungry baby feeling fuller for longer when it’s still too early to wean. Because of its composition, it’s best to introduce Hungry Infant milk gradually to allow your baby’s digestive system to adapt.