I know we've talked a bunch about this before, but i'm going to ask again anyways.
How many oz's a day should she be eating? I feel like every time I turn around she is eating again. lol
We are strictly formula fed here. Kylie takes 4oz bottles about every 2-2.5 hours sometimes she will go 3. Like this morning she took 5oz between 6:15 and 7am(she had her last bottle when she woke up at 12:30am.) Then went all the way until 11 before eating again and took 5oz and fell asleep.
I've tried doing a 5oz bottle a couple of times to see if we could space it out more but her little tummy isn't ready for that yet so we went back to 4oz.
Some days I feel like she is eating too much but, she doesn't spit up anymore then I would consider normal(mainly only after she burps sometimes she will get a hiccup and just a little bit comes up) and she isn't fussy or anything so obviously it's not that bad....?
I've also noticed that if we are out and about she will eat less then if we are staying home all day.
I think it all depends on the baby. I am going NUTSO over here with the feeding because I compare it to my DD that was taking 7-8oz bottles during the day and sleeping through the night EVERY night. Rylee is not. She takes 6 at night typically but during the day it is impossible to get her to take that much or stretch beyond 3ish hours. I know if she took 6 consistently during the day she would sleep at night (we typically get up once around 2-3). So unfortunately be careful taking what anyone says and comparing her to that because it really is different baby to baby
I literally just posted this to my breastfeeding support group. Henry has been eating 4oz every 2 hours. Everyday when I check the report, I am in shock that he ate so much. But since Joan mentioned the growth spurt, maybe that is what is going on for both of us. If he keeps this up, I am going to have to supplement.
Elizabeth, in your case, I'd be really concerned about them overfeeding him due to his fussiness. I would ask them to try and try other things to soothe him before feeding him or perhaps try sending less in each bottle if they're going to keep feeding him that often.
Joan I called the LC today and she was also concerned, but she said it could be a growth spurt. She also wants me to try a different bottle. I talked with the daycare ladies about either spacing his feedings or giving him less each time. I told them that he is fussy and that doesn't always mean he is hungry. She told me today that he just kept crying and crying and seemed hungry. Ugh. This sucks.
Sorry Jill didn't mean to highjack your thread.
Elizabeth, I just wanted to say that if you do end up having to supplement, honestly, it's not the end of the world. Hugs lady! I understand how you feel. I sooooo did not want to supplement with T, and in retrospect I feel like I upset myself over it for no good reason. He was still eating breast milk every single day, I was still able to nurse him exclusively when we were together (never had to give him formula when he was home with me on the weekends or anything like that) and what formula he did eat wasn't bad for him or anything, he was 100% fine. I feel way different about it this time around, much more relaxed. I pump as much milk as I am able to get, give my daycare lady a tub of formula for when he needs more, and just let it go. He goes through less than 1 tub of formula a month (I just had her throw out some formula on the 17th since it was a month old), drinks a ton of breast milk, and is as healthy as a horse. He's fine. Either way, he's fine. Henry will be too, if you do end up having to supplement. I just hate to see you stress over it, because I remember how bad it felt, and in retrospect it seems like something that is not worth the worry.
To the OP, per my day care lady, Reid drinks 5 oz about every 2.5-3 hours.
-Alissa, mom to Tristan (5) and Reid (the baby!)
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I am not really stressed about not pumping as much as he eats, I am just concerned that he eats 4-5 oz every 2 hours and then pukes it all up. Reflux babies tend to overeat to soothe their throats and I read it can be especially bad when mom is away since its another stressor. I just don't know what to do.