I'm a first time mom and my son is now 11 days old. He's a voracious eater and latches on great! But because of frustration with engorgement -- poor little guy was drowning in breastmilk every night because there was too much milk coming out too fast - I've started pumping breast milk and feeding it to him in bottles (Playtex Ventaire). I still breastfeed with the breast too - once or twice a day - sometimes more. Ever since I've done this - we are both happier...and drier.
His diaper output is great and so is he weight gain...my main worry/question/concern is that he is being overfed? During the last few days -more so during the late nights (12a-7am) he wakes up nearly every hour (sometimes at the half hour) and wants to be fed and since I use the bottle I notice that it's 4-5oz that he's taking in every feeding. I try to see if there's any other way to calm him down when he's crying -- rocking, pacifier, changing diaper - but it all comes down to him being hungry, period. So I either give him a bottle or the breast. But these late night marathon feedings have gotten me exhausted and also, I don't know if he's being overfed!?