i have been switching from breastfeeding my 18 wk old daughter to bottle feeding over the last few weeks.
she's 13lb. the side of the aptamil box suggests 6oz/feed. she is feeding 5x /day and i am giving her 7oz each feed and even then she starts screaming as soon as the bottle is removed from her mouth!
i have been told that babies stop feeding when they've had enough but i'm not sure if this applies in her case! when i was breastfeeding she would just keep going until she fell asleep or i pulled her off.
does anyone else have any experience of a baby that just keeps going?! is it acceptable to feed her more than 7oz/feed? she is gaining weight but has dropped from above 50th centile at birth and is now between 9th & 25th centile. she also has reflux so some of what goes down does come back up although this is getting better.
any thoughts/advice appreciated. seem to get differing advice depending on which hv you speak to ...
thanks seona. will try adding an extra oz to each feed today & will see how she goes. she woke up at 5.30 this morning when usually she sleeps until 7am so maybe is getting hungry.
she used to have a dummy when she was tiny but hasn't really been able to keep it in her mouth the last month or so - doesn't seem interested. she does suck on her thumbs/fingers most of the day though so i guess she does like sucking!