my 16 wo ds barely takes 4-5 oz at each feed and can take up to an hour! I stopped bfing at 10 weeks as he was a really lazy eater and would constantly unlatch and I never knew how much he was taking! Since he's not feeding well through the day he still wakes frequently through the night hungry! Everyone keeps telling me to wean him, but I don't want to before 6 months due to risk of allergies etc. I don't know how to get him to take more at each feed, I changed the milk, increased teat size. But no difference! Please help!,
An hours feed on a bottle here though TIY? Admittedly I have next to zero experience of bottle feeding, but surely if he is gaining OK then he doesn't necessarily need more than the 4 or 5oz he is taking?
I see your point caveman, and I'm not concerned for ds's health at all! As mentioned previously this is a purely selfish complaint as I feel if he fed better through day he'd sleep more than 3hrs at a time over night! I'm also constantly wasting A LOT of milk, as if I made a 4oz bottle up of course that'd be the. ONE time he'd want 6 ha! To be honest this obsession with how much he is getting is why I stopped breastfeeding! It was as if he just wasn't interested in the milk, but will be really hungry and screaming just 2-3 hrs later!! HV doesn't see any concern as healthy weight but is that all that matters? I guess maybe it is then! Thanks for the replies! If anyone else who bottle Feeds has the same experience please let me know! Is my big boy just a bit of a lazy eater?