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Infant Care (up to 18 months old) Message Board

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one thing to keep in mind is that babies are a lot more efficient at emptying your breast than a pump is.... so, it's very possible he is getting more than 5 ounces when he's eating from one side. SteffiM is right, he's probably going through that 3 month growth spurt. he'll eat every 2 hours for a few days to maybe a week, to increase your milk supply, and then he'll slow down again.

i made the mistake of trying to dictate how much time my daughter should spend on each side.... it didn't go so well! take your cues from your son. if he still acts hungry after emptying one side, then let him eat from the other side. if he doesn't finish that side, then start with that side at the next feeding....

if he's only eating twice at night, then consider yourself blessed! mine woke up every two to three hours even at night and during growth spurts, they went every hour to hour and a half! it was torture! sleep deprivation is a fairly common thing among women with babies under the age of TWO!

as far as switching to a bottle..... my first was happy with whatever bottle we offered her. my second didn't love other bottles (even flo, parent's choice, gerber.... all the cheap versions!), but did great with playtex nursers (we got the parent's choice drop in liners from walmart). i pumped and gave breast milk in the bottle. in emergencies, when i didn't have time to pump, or if i was out and forgot a breast milk bottle, i used the parent's choice formula from walmart (comparable to similac) and they both did fine on it. they both hated enfamil though. it could be that your baby just hates the taste of the particular brand of formula you're using???

oh! make sure the formula isn't expired. i couldn't figure out why my daughter hated the formula so much the first time i offered it to her (when i decided to quit nursing). she was so offended and screamed so much about it, i couldn't make her drink it and had to nurse her again that day! then later that day i read on the formula can that it should be discarded after it's been opened for so long (a week, or a month? can't remember!), and it had been opened for at least two months! so dumb! i got fresh formula and she took it just fine with the playtex nurser....

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