You are lucky to be getting 4-6 hrs a night! My LO didn't do this consistently until 3-4 months. And....we were putting some rice cereal in his bottles. Per his ped. because he was having a rough time with reflux and spitting up. However, I would not have done the cereal in bottles thing otherwise - that is essentially substituting cereal for BM which ideally shouldn't happen until around 6 mo. Stick to what you feel is best for your baby!
:hug You're doing a great job with your LO. 4-6 hours is nice at night isn't it? DS has been doing the same with me for the past 2 months or so. Do what works for you and your LO!
A little more than a month ago, my MIL was over when DS was going through a growth spurt so he was eating very often. About an hour between feedings (from start of one to the start of another).
My MIL suggested I put some cereal in a bottle and feed it to him so it "fills him up":eye I told her that my pedi wanted us to EBF for minimum 6 months before introducing any solids. That shut her up:lol
I said that rather than "I dont want to feed him cereal" because then she couldn't argue with me. She's a very "I did it this way, so you should do it this way too" type of person and I've learned over the years that its better to say someone with a high education said something rather than just my opinion.
And then 2 or 3 days later, he had an appt and gained 2 lbs 2 oz from his last visit. Obviously what I was doing was working quite well.
So I know what its like when you not only get bad advice, but bad advice from family.