Posted: 01/10/2010 at 10:36
Hi everyone - I'm not sure if I am feeding my LO properly - please help as I am beginning to get really concerned:
1. I am still breastfeeding however, at nights DH feeds her (express milk) the thing is I only pour 4oz's in the bottle - 80% of the time she drinks all and 20% she leaves back maybe 1/2 oz. She gets this bottle anytime between 9-11 - noting she wakes up 4-5hrs later for another feed. The thing is I have just read that she should be drinking between 6-8oz's each time - which is really scary - I feel like I have been under feeding her.
2. Secondly, I'm not sure if I'm weaning right - I've started to give her tasters of food - bannana, marshed potatoes, carrots, porridge, grapes - however she just has about 2-3 of her baby spoon and refuses the rest by making a funny face and yuck (sounds like) noises.
I give her solids (although its pureed - not sure why its called solids - sorry if I sound clueles) about 3 times a week as I'm not sure if she is ready as she only has so little.
She will be 5months next week and I'm reading that most of your little darlings are having a full on 2-3 meals a day. I feel like I'm a bit behind and dont understand what I'm I doing wrong.
Your Advice, suggestions, help needed :\? :\?
p.s. - I had her weighed yesterday and she is weighing 7.4kg