Remind me: he's getting a bottle while you work, right?
You're still using the slowest flow bottle nipples? Does DC specifically try to do paced bottle feeding to make him take the bottle slowly?
Hi! Thanks for the reply. Yes, he does get a bottle at daycare. I have them using the slow-flow nipples and the paced feedings. One good thing; his daytime consumption is finally down...it was a struggle for his DCP to keep him happy. He's now eating about 10oz (rather than the 13-15 oz) in a 9-9.5 hour day. Maybe he's just become more efficient and is ready to switch breasts? I've been block feeding him (4 H blocks on the weekends
Yep, as long as you feel like the oversupply symptoms are behind you, I'd feel comfortable moving to two breasts per feeding. That's definitely worth a shot.
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First, it is quite common for babies to nurse for shorter periods once they reach this age. They nurse very efficiently, and can be finished much faster than before, then are ready to be off and explore the world again. Is this what is happening?
Second, is he teething? Teeth can be making the gums very sore long before the erupt, and this can make nursing uncomfortable. Using a remedy for the pain can help.
Is he still having enough wet diapers? If so, you can be sure he is getting enough milk, even if he does not feed for as long.
Just curious, how are the oversupply symptoms going? Still having spitting up, green stools, etc. or is that pretty much behind you?
I think that he
We may have talked about this already but are you trying breast compressions while you nurse to keep him interested?
Thanks, Teresa. He's sure chewing and drooling like he's teething, but I don't see anything in his mouth yet. No swollen gums...His sister was the same way. I'd never seen a baby drool so much in my life! Starting at 3 months I was convinced she was going to start teething but she didn't get her first tooth until she was