I'm a first time mom so by no means am I a pro at parenting. But since the birth of our daughter in April my mother in law has pretty much tried to take over and completely disregards things that I ask her to do, or will do them "her way" because it's more convieint for her. For example; when I switched my daughter from breast to formula she became constipated and would have very formed bowel movements, my pediatrician suggested dark Karo syrup in her bottle of a morning and that if it didn't correct itself with baby food and a more fiberous diet then we would consider a consult to a specialist, well she refused to give her a Karo bottle because it had too much sugar in it and then would wonder why her poop was so hard.
No we're onto baby food, yay!! :) when I have her during the day before I go to work(grandma has her in the afternoon while I work) she gets 6ozs of formula every 4 hours and 3 meals(1 container of food per "meal") a day. For example if she has a bottle at 8am, then I give her a fruit at 10ish, then she will have a bottle at 12pm and generally nap from 12:30-1:30 or so, then she has a veggie at 2, a bottle at 4, and her dinner veggie at 6, and a bedtime bottle at 8 and then is asleep by 9:30. This was a daily routine that we had down pat until I went back to work full time a few weeks ago. When my daughter is with her she will give her a whole container of food an then a 6oz bottle immediately after her food,but then wonders why she spits up.
I'm sorry this is so long, but my ultimate question is; what type of eating style between food an formula is a good style, and also is there any way I can get her to follow my direction. I know different techniques work well with different babies but any and all advice would be greatly appreciated.
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