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    Hi everyone

    Yesterday I started transitioning my two 4 week old babies from puppy formula to Fox Valley 20/50 and I am now giving fully Fox Valley for about the last 4 feeds. However I noticed since I started giving only Fox Valley, they started eating less with each feeding. They used to eat their 4 mls happily, but over the last few feeds they only had max 2-3 mls and fall right asleep and refuse more. Is this a common issue with transitioning? I am feeding every 3 hrs, is it too frequent? Having said that, their tummies look good and their toileting seems normal. I'm just being a worry-wart as I am worried something may be wrong.

    Any replies much appreciated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flavy View Post
    Hi everyone

    Yesterday I started transitioning my two 4 week old babies from puppy formula to Fox Valley 20/50 and I am now giving fully Fox Valley for about the last 4 feeds. However I noticed since I started giving only Fox Valley, they started eating less with each feeding. They used to eat their 4 mls happily, but over the last few feeds they only had max 2-3 mls and fall right asleep and refuse more. Is this a common issue with transitioning? I am feeding every 3 hrs, is it too frequent? Having said that, their tummies look good and their toileting seems normal. I'm just being a worry-wart as I am worried something may be wrong.

    Any replies much appreciated!
    We have always noticed that the Fox Valley formula seems to fill them up faster.
    Back when we used Fox Valley 32/40 the formula allowed us to get an ~extra hour
    sleep at night because the babies stayed full longer
    I would go to feeding every 4 hours for now. When they get a couple of weeks
    older and are eating block, then go to every 5.

    How much do your little ones weigh?
    We typically give them 5-7% of their body weight.

    Just curious, what formula were you feeding?

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    Default Re: Transition to FV concern

    Oh that is so good to hear!! I will move to 4 hrs And I was feeding Esbilac before.

    Lily (better eater) is 90 g and Zoe is 85. My daughter named them judging from other people's posts about weights around this age, they seem to be doing pretty good?

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    Default Re: Transition to FV concern

    This was taken 2 days ago
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    They look beautiful!. Good job!
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    Default Re: Transition to FV concern

    Quote Originally Posted by Flavy View Post
    This was taken 2 days ago
    They're adorable.
    Not sure if you've read this but it's a link
    to Baby Squirrel Care. It's 6 short concise pages long,
    with the next button in the top right corner.
    https://www.henryspets.com/1-caring-...baby-squirrel/

    I see that your little ones are on a towel. It's better to give
    them some flannel, fleece or even t shirt material. Towels
    have loops and they can easily catch their nails in them.

    Love the names by the way. Your daughter did good!

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    Default Re: Transition to FV concern

    Quote Originally Posted by Nancy in New York View Post
    They're adorable.
    Not sure if you've read this but it's a link
    to Baby Squirrel Care. It's 6 short concise pages long,
    with the next button in the top right corner.
    https://www.henryspets.com/1-caring-...baby-squirrel/

    I see that your little ones are on a towel. It's better to give
    them some flannel, fleece or even t shirt material. Towels
    have loops and they can easily catch their nails in them.

    Love the names by the way. Your daughter did good!
    I did already read that and I do have it in mind to replace with flannel, just haven't found a small piece yet.. They only have the towel to hide under for now

    Thank you!!

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    Default Re: Transition to FV concern

    I put tons of blanket squares in their bins. They
    love to burrow under and they always look so adorable.
    I get blankets and cut them into pieces about 12" x 12".
    I put ~ 6-8pieces in their bins. Just make sure there
    are no strings on the blankets from cutting.
    They love their blankets.

    See how content.



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    Default Re: Transition to FV concern

    Quote Originally Posted by Nancy in New York View Post
    I put tons of blanket squares in their bins. They
    love to burrow under and they always look so adorable.
    I get blankets and cut them into pieces about 12" x 12".
    I put ~ 6-8pieces in their bins. Just make sure there
    are no strings on the blankets from cutting.
    They love their blankets.

    See how content.


    Awwww so adorable!! Thank you so much for your advice!

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