My MIL graciously agreed to watch my baby while I go back to work for a couple
months. She does not know anything about breast feeding and try as might, she is
convinced that my baby is starving. We have the blessing of the pediatrician
and a lactation consultant that I am doing everything right. I have a guide on how
much needs to be fed in 24 hours based on the baby's weight and also my gut about how much I should leave in a bottle and the frequency at which the bottles should be given. I am basing the bottle frequency based on how I fed my baby during my
maternity leave. We are also weighing my baby each night in order to make sure
we make this transition smoothly.
So my question/issue is this: when my baby acts like wanting to latch on MIL, does
this necessarily mean that my baby is still hungry? My MIL is convinced that my baby is still hungry. I say no, because I did ebf and this is my baby's first time having
someone other than daddy give the bottle (baby does not try to latch on daddy). My baby has the appropriate wet diapers, enough poopy ones and my baby is putting on about on ounce a day.
Please reassure me that I really do know best and that my MIL as gracious as she is, is utterly clueless about breast fed babies.
Oh, and please reassure me that my baby will grow out of the wanting to latch on
any female caregiver phase eventually. I don't want my baby to be a pariah at