You guys were a big help with helping me figure out quantities for my baby to have during the day, but we're still having some troubles!
My little girl is 15 weeks old, and I started back up at work last week. She was doing well, and I wrote to the forum earlier for some advice on how much she should get during the day. I get home at 3:30 and she eats fairly well then and usually one time after (but not as long as her normal breastfeeding sessions on the weekends). But around 7:00 until bedtime, she will scream bloody murder when I try to get her to breastfeed. If she does calm down and eat, she eats for a minute or two and then wants to smile and communicate (I know that's normal for her age). After screaming a little bit ago, I got her to nurse lying down, but she nursed as if she was starving for 5 minutes and then stopped, and is now happy to lie on the bed and chat and smile. Any idea what, if anything, I can do to improve this? At what point do I need to worry she's not eating enough? She gets about 12 oz a day while I'm away from work (she eats about 4 times in 8 hours while I'm gone). I don't think it's too much, and my caregiver's good with monitoring her intake.
She used to go to bed between 8-8:30, but now that she won't nurse, it's hard to get her to go to bed because A) she won't fall asleep immediately after nursing, and B) I'm worried she's hungry so keep giving her some more time to eat.