I have a 6 month old who is exclusively breast fed.
He seems to eat less from the breast 5-10 minutes one side only per feed every 2 hours or so when I breast feed him. He fusses at the end if I force him to take more breast after he pulls off. He never eats on both sides in one feed.
When my nanny gives him the bottle he eats 6 ounces every 3 hours no spitting up.
He is also still getting up at night for feeding 2 sometimes 3 times per night. I am trying to extend his eating times at night to every 4-5 hours so he doesn't get used to nightime eating. When he does eat at night he doesn't eat very much anymore, so I think he is just doing it for comfort. I am putting him back to sleep by rocking at night when he gets up and it is not eating time.
I want to know if I should switch to bottle (ebf) or how to get him to eat more from the breast? Or is this normal? I don't want to give him more bottle. How do I get him to eat more from the breast?
How do I maximize the feed at night and in the morning so he sleeps through the night without getting hungry?