Today, 08:28 PM
In my experience babies typically change their nursing/feeding patterns. Even if it is the same for a long time, eventually it will change at least a few times. Every two hours or even more often is fine of course, but many babies do go longer at 4 months. Also, a baby might feed more frequently for a while, then less, than more again. Etc.
I suppose that is possible. What I was actually thinking was that maybe baby is not cueing in any clear way due to a heavy nap or being distracted with play etc.
I think either is fine.
I guess I mostly think this is not a big deal. Since there are two people there to make sure your baby's needs are met, I doubt it is going to happen, but, What would happen if your baby became frantically hungry? It can happen, even when mom is home all day and cue feeding, that a baby may get super hungry here and there. This is not usually a big deal.
I guess I think it is normal that sleep and eating patterns change. Many babies take less milk some days than others. Many take less while mom is gone and nurse more at night. And many other variations. This change could signal a new preference, or just be a little temporary blip. I guess I think it's just not something to worry too much over.
What I am afraid of is that you will communicate to the nanny that it is a big deal if your baby does not get this bottle, and your nanny, wishing to please you, her employer, will insist, when baby is really just not interested. Being made to eat...