Hello, we have a discussion going on our playgroup and was hoping to get your input.
How much milk should our babies be getting right now? We're all feeling like the babies are probably only getting 15 oz...maybe 20 on a good day, but probably less. Gabe has gone from taking 12 oz during the day to 8-10 (usually 8, sometimes less). He has always been an efficient nurser (20-30 mins as a new born...now about 3 mins). I only feed solids once a day.
Morning 6-8a: usually just a snack because he nursed during the night
Day 10a-6p: 8-10 oz from nanny and DH, sometimes less
Eve 6:30p-8p: Nurse, then I give him 1 oz of breastmilk mixed with cereal, 1/3 little jar of meat, 1/3 tub of Stage 2 veggie and 1/3 tub of Stage 2 fruit. Then he nurses once or twice before bed, but they are really quick sessions.
Night 10p: Nurse at 10p when I go to bed
Overnight 11p-4a: Nurse 1-2 times, sometimes a lot more depending on whether he's teething or needing some mama bonding time
I should add that Gabe is VERY HEALTHY! (fat, LOL) He is probably 21-22 lbs and not very tall for his age. Thanks for your advice!
Edited 3/31/2010 6:29 pm ET by mom2addy