Hey anyone still reading my blog. I’m still around trolling twitter and reading blogs on my phone. I haven’t posted in a while because I was feeling low about my blog and the whole drama that went down in our corner of the web. I was feeling annoyed at one side and wondered if I belonged in the blogroll anymore. I am not 100% sure what I decided, but I would like to see how this blog evolves and post from time to time.
On to my question – How do you know when your baby is ready to drop a feeding? Like going from 5 bottles to four bottles and being ok with it and getting enough food. I thought it was when you can up the amount of breast milk/formula in a feeding or you are getting more solids through out the day off setting it. I know breast milk/formula is the most important because it has so many more good things than solids though so I’m hesitant.
Here is my scenario…LM is 8 months. Can you believe it? It might be a little different now since he is hopefully on the tail end of a “flu like virus” and his eating is off. His reflux doesn’t help either. Anyways – He gets five bottles of 7oz of formula with rice cereal in it. For many times this week he fought me like crazy on the first bottle. Sometimes I wonder if he is even hungry first thing in the morning. That’s another thing that makes it hard. He doesn’t seem to always show hunger cues. When he’s really hungry he will tell you, but if he’s only mildly hungry sometimes he doesn’t. I have him on a every 4-4.5 hour eating schedule to make sure he does eat and has enough time in the day to get all his bottles in. I mean I think he would be hungry since it is usually around 7 hours since his last bottle. I usually wake him up at 5am, give him his prevacid, wait twenty minutes, and then feed him. This morning he seemed to just want to sleep. He only drank 3oz out of a 7oz bottle and fought us most of the way. Most of this week it has been about that amount. Is he just telling me enough mom, I don’t want this first 5:20am bottle anymore? I’m good with 4 bottles? I know it’s sorta different cause he isn’t over his sickness, but the doctor says by the weekend he should be getting better and he ate really well his last two bottles last night (6 and 7 oz respectively). So what do you guys think?
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