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I am not sure exactly how she is spreading them out. I just know she is eating about 24 ounces of formula a day when she is with me all day long. I just figured at this age that she should be eating more at a time and spreading them out. Also, I never give her formula with her food. She has food alone and then the next time it's time to eat, she just has the bottle...I kind of just switch off every other time. Does that make sense? I had the hardest time to get her to take more than 2 ounces at a time when she first started bottle feeding. It seemed like forever before she would eat 4 ounces. Then she stayed like that for a long time. I've really just started giving her 6 ounces per feeding in the last month really. And like I said, since my MIL isn't doing the same, it's not consistent unless she is home with me all day (weekends etc.) She doesn't seem full to me. She eats like a champ. Always finishes her food and bottles (unless she falls asleep during her bottle at night) and she never spits up. So I guess she is doing ok. I just never have gotten this feeding thing down right. I always feel like I am doing something wrong.

I am feeling great. I have my first appointment next Tuesday and can't wait. We are definitely finding out the sex this time too! I would never have the patience to wait until the baby was born. :D I will keep you updated on how things are going.

Thanks for your advice too!
WOW! My DS is not eating anywhere near what your girls are eating. He just doesn't have any interest in food. I have a very picky eater on my hands.:mad:
it really depends on the baby.... when my first was a baby, she ate and drank a TON!!! my second was a completely different story! she completely stressed me out because i thought she was going to be malnourished because she didn't eat even half of what her sister had eaten at that age!!! she didn't really start eating until she was almost a year old, too.... but she turned out perfectly healthy.....

point being, don't stress about it. mothers and mothers in law can be a royal pain to deal with when it comes to raising our children!!! and telling them they're wrong can spark world war III and put a strain on all family involved....

kids never perform the same way with other people as they do for their parents! i think they just develop their routine with certain people and that is what they are comfortable with.... as long as your daughter is happy when you pick her up from grandma's house, i wouldn't stress too much about it. keep the peace in your family and let grandma do what grandma wants to do....

one thing that might help grandma start following your routine is to bring the formula in a divided container and fill each section with six ounce servings, and have the bottles already filled with 6 ounces of water.... you know, to make it "easier" for her....

hope this helps, and good luck! :)





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