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Hi, do any mummies try mixing little bit of nestum with nan 1 so that baby can feel more full and sleep more in the night? My baby is currently 6 weeks old.
Last edited by npoheng; 04-01-2010 at 05:53 PM.
My wife friend's told her that she is doing so for her own baby when her baby is the same weeks as ours and her baby sleeps throughout the night and now my wife wants to try it and see if I works cause it is quite tiing fo her? She was saying mixing one scoop of nestum with 3 scoops of Nan. Is it harmful for the baby?
Last edited by npoheng; 04-01-2010 at 06:15 PM.
Because they are still young and their tummy can't take it? Can nestum be fed thru feeding bottle? Sorry for the stupid question.
Last edited by npoheng; 04-01-2010 at 06:33 PM.
Ok, thanks for your advise.
Last edited by npoheng; 05-01-2010 at 05:09 PM.
Nestum as in the cereal?
In my opinion, solids in the bottle posts a choking hazard. Also, even if it's just the milk powder, it has sugar content in it.
Solids should ideally be introduced when baby is 6 mths. Some older folks would say 4 mths.
i agree with diymummy, if it is cereal, pls only give after 4mths. but if can, wait until 6mths then give.. and pls DO NOT give via bottles, as what diymummy said..
pardon me, but dont give baby the wrong thing at the wrong time just becos wanna save 'trouble', i understand it is very tiring for parents to wake up for night feeds, but this is just a few mths thingy, very soon will pass it. rather than taking the risk right? just my 2cent worth =)
nestum as in cereal??
any cereal which does not already contain milk can be mixed with any milk formula unless otherwise stated. there is definitely no harm.
BUT as a nurse, i strongly advise that you should wait till your baby's neck is stable then you should start to introduce cereal. usually 4-6 months onwards.
It's the Friso rice based cereal and would dissolve once hot water is poured in and mixed. Not that we want to save some time, but it is really tiring if you can read some of my post regarding my baby.
Understand where you all are coming from and I respect all your valuable advise. That's the reason why I post this thread to seek advise.
yup, all these are just our advices, up to you whether you wanna follow anot actually... =)
btw your baby waking up very often at night? just for your reference: when dear son was 6weeks old, he woke up every 2.5-3hrs at night, sometimes 2hrs.... =)
My baby also the same timing now. Just that we envy some of the mums here whose baby can sleep throughout the night. Really appreciate all the advice here.
their feeding time at night will slowly drag.. from 3hrs slowly to 3.5 hours then to 4hrs, 5hrs then sleep THRU!!!
As the baby grows older, their feeding time will drag longer. Begining will be tough.
dont't worry. Your baby will eventually sleep through. I know it is tiring but baby's tummys are small when they are younger so they require more feeds. As they grow, their tummies can take in more food that will last them through the night.
It is good that you intend to try to stretch the night feeds to train him to sleep through. That's the right first step. But adding cereal, I'd highly advise against it.
You can try to calculate baby's intake of milk throughout the day. My pediatrician gave me this formula:
Lower limit = baby's weight (kg) x 150ml
Upper limit = baby's weight (kg) x 200ml
If you're feeding bewteen the limits in 24hrs, your baby is feeding enough. You can divide my the number of feeds a day to see how much you should feed at each feed.
This was the method I used to feed my baby and he managed to sleep through at 3 mths. Not sure if it's a coincidence or not but there's no harm trying.
Having a routine will help somewhat because babies thrive on routines giving them some form of predictability, stability and security.
It's also a good time to inculcate a bedtime routine so your baby will learn to recognise that after this routine, it's bed time till morning.
Baby will sleep through when he is ready. My friend's baby slept through only at 10mths.
In the middle of the night, when your baby cries, you can still feed milk but with the lights off and right after that it's straight off to bed. That's what I do.
Hope this helps.
Hi, diymummy, we are starting the routine for my baby since last week and hopefully she would begin her sleep thoughout the night soon. When do babies start sleeping throughout the night cause i see some start at 4th month and my friend's baby started sleeping thoughout on the 2nd week. so envy him.
Sad to say, it really depends on when the baby is ready to start sleeping through. But from now till then, avoid introducing bad habits when she wakes at night.
I've heard of parents playing with their babies after the 2am feed, and later the baby always expects to be played with in the middle of the night.
Just be persistent in sticking to inculcating good habits and your baby will soon learn. Sometimes the baby will also insist on having her way but they're adaptable and learn fast.
It has only been a week since you tried inculcating the routine. Hopefully by the end of the 2nd or 3rd week, your baby will get the message.
If your baby is hitting 3 mths, you should also be expecting a growth spurt, which would mean baby would wake in the middle of the night for milk because of the sudden increase in appetite. When that happens, try to increase the amount for his day feeds and he should pass the growth spurt phase in about a week.
Timelines are just a guide. Every baby is different. Some sleep through early and some later. But it does get better along the way if you dont't inculcate bad habits.
All the best!
Hi, diymummy. thanks for the advise! This forum is really a good place to get advise on motherhood.