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has anyone ever tried the formulas that are designed to be thicker to help baby sleep?

did it work? how old was the baby when you did it?


Asked by mamagee1218 at 12:47 PM on Sep. 24, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • We used the thicker formula but for reflux/spitting up not to make him sleep longer.  And he never slept any longer while on it.  He just didn't spit up as much.

    We also used cereal in the bottle with our older son for the same reason.  He never slept longer at night, he just didn't throw up all the time.


    Answer by justanotherjen at 3:16 PM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • :( No, and I woudn't.

    Babies are designed to wake every few hours because their stomachs are SMALL. They are too small to take in a lot of nutrition at once, so they have to eat often in order to get all the calories and nutrition necessary to help their body grow.

    Giving a baby *thick* food so their stomach don't digest it fast as its supposed to robs them of nutrition they DO need. Not feeding a baby as much as it needs to grow will lead to failure to thrive.

    Answer by wendy46121 at 12:49 PM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • thats kinda what i was thinkin....

    Comment by mamagee1218 (original poster) at 12:56 PM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • ive never heard of that kind of formula but my doctor told me today only give him thicker formula if he spits up alot.

    Answer by ajsmommy0801 at 12:58 PM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • Dear god no.

    Answer by Candi1024 at 1:00 PM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • no and i wouldnt. babies are growing during their first year, they need proper nutrition. not to mention that it migh cause other problems

    Answer by piwife at 1:00 PM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • babies are suppose to eat every few hours till they get daughter is 17 months and still eats like crazy lol.

    Answer by alaina_20 at 3:08 PM on Sep. 24, 2010