Let me start off by saying I completely planned on breast feeding the first year at least. I got diagnosed with IGT and could only produce 3 oz a day.
Anyways, I did not learn anything about bottle feeding.
I have been told by the pediatrion not to give him over 32 oz in a 24 hour period. Well he's hungrier than that. Sometimes he will take 45 +. But I'm not sure if I am doing something wrong.
He weighs like 13 pounds. He's tall and thick but not chunky. He was born 7 lbs 11 oz and is now 7 weeks old. I give him 5 oz (they said to give him half if weigh in oz at each feeding, so it's a little low) but if I give him more than that I feel kind of like I'm forcing it. I would like to give him 6 1/2 oz but he falls asleep before that. Well, he's hungry 2 hours later on 5 oz and then will take another 3 at least. He will only sleep max 3 hours.
I'm not sure what to do. Should I go ahead and give him 6 1/2 - 7 and see if that helps or.. keep doing what I'm doing?
I know it's hunger because he roots like crazy towards my breast ) I WISH!) and he will refuse the binky when he is hungry.
The "32 oz" rule does not make any damn sense. If he is supposed to get 6 1/2 oz at a feeding and if he eats 6 times in a 24 hour period - that's 36 oz! What's he going to do? Turn into a gremlin? If someone could explain this that would be great.
I feel like 6 times in a 24 hour period is completely reasonable. I don't understand why they want me to cut him short if he's really hungry.
Also, I really like my Ped, so I won't be changing.