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Infant Care (up to 18 months old) Message Board


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Hey Delia!
I think your schedule sounds about right. It also depends on how far apart her feedings are. I am pretty much doing the same thing with Madeline. She drinks 7 oz at 8am, then she has cereal and solids around 11-11:30am(we're still introducing, so it depends on the food of the week!), and she only takes about 2-4 oz with her food. I think she gets too full, so I don't push it. Then we do another bottle around 2:30pm, then cereal and 4 oz around 5-6pm, then about 6 oz before bed.
I think you and your MIL are doing what's best for Ella and just taking her cues. I'm sure your MIL is not starving her! ;) I think I would be concerned if when you take Ella home and she's STILL hungry. Then I would definitely say something. If she's spitting up, then she's probably getting too much at once and I may back off the bottle. Solids definitely don't replace the formula, but when she's eating a lot of solids, she may be getting too full. You know your baby best! :)
How are you feeling??? Are you going to find out the sex of baby #2? I can't wait to hear all about it! Keep us posted!
Take Care! Laura
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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