I'm trying to figure out if my LO needs more milk. She's 6.5 months old, and I send 4, 4.5-5 oz bottles of pumped milk to DCP each day (I'm gone 10 hours). I pump only about 16 - 18 oz each day, so I'm slowly depleting my freezer stash. But the DCP says that she goes only about 2, 2.5 hours between feedings, and then gulps everything down really quick. My sister, and other well meaning people keep comparing to their children who at this age were doing 6 - 8 oz bottles (formula) and I keep telling them that formula is different and that my milk changes to suit my LO needs and that she shouldn't need more than what I'm sending/pumping.
But I'm doubting myself. I just started her on solids, but have only been giving it to her at "dinnertime" and not sending it to DCP.But maybe I should?
And I'm also trying to sleep train her, because right now she wakes a few times during the night and isn't hungry, but wants to nurse for comfort, and can't go to sleep unless I hold her. But again, I can't tell if it's hunger or comfort, and if it's hunger is it because she needs to be eating more during the day.