- Jan 16, 2022
Thank youThe formula should be body warmth, ie slightly more than you are already giving.
You can always put in a droplet of white caro syrup or honey, or something containing glucose sugar on his gum under his lip. Do so several times a day. It gives some quick energhy. Do so before you set him to nipple, so he has hopefully strengh to suck.
Good you let him suck alone, so he isnt bothered by the biggies.
Observe, some of them add 10+, which is good, but some less than 10...
Sure momma has good and calcium rich food?
Yes, amber is getting the best ready made nutrition i can get my hands on. She eats weruva, tiki cat, carnilove (not a big fan but she likes it), and ziwi. All wet food, nothing dry (not even dry treats). She gets raw (Chicken wing, lamb heart, rabbit ears, chicken hearts etc.) as a booster and an occasional treat. (Still trying to create balanced recipes of my own) She gets salmon oil on the days she eats weruva as it lacks animal sourced fat. High calorie treats are also a daily. She also has kitten formula 1 or 2x a day. And a multi vitamin just in case she needs it (:
I named most so i could differentiate:
(one day difference)
Oliver (the weak one) gained 4 grams
unnamed (also weak but bigger) gained 3 grams
Namla (ant) gained 10 grams
Koala gained 14 grams
Ka3bool (arabic name) gained 21 grams
Oliver is drinking more now, is still skinny but has much more strength and fights with the others over a nipple. I am giving him formula every 2 hrs bc i dont want him to depend on it as he is already nursing well, and i believe his mothers breast milk is much better than the formula