Re: started solids afraid of early weaning and supply drop F
Wow. 10 oz in 4 hours is kind of a lot. Like, if my 7 mos old ate 10 oz in 4 hours, and I came home to nurse him, he wouldn't nurse for long, and there would be tons of milk left over in my breasts and i would then have to pump as soon as I came home from work, also.
So it looks like your caregiver is doing what my husband was doing which is over feeding. Breastfed babies feed on demand thereabouts every 2-3 hours. For my lo it was closer to 3 at 5 months. And should, at the very very extreme end only need 5 oz, if the baby is a big eater and you don't feed right before going to work.
Lets say you do thoroughly feed before work, about 2.5-3 hours later your kiddo would want to feed again, and should only want between 4-5 oz. ( And that's when you should schedule your next pump for at work, to sync up with when baby will eat.)
I would say drop off 5 oz with the care giver, tell them what early signs of hunger to look for in your baby and around what time her next feeding would be due (2.5-3 hours). Ask them to stop feeding after the 5 oz is gone and to entertain baby in other ways. I've noticed that after my son is done with actually eating, he comfort sucks, and I bet yours wants to comfort suck, which may be where your caregiver is thinking baby wants more food.
So try that before getting too upset with yourself.
hell, I thought mine needed 28 oz during my 9 hour work day, started supplementing with formula, my supply dropped, and i had to build it back up again because DH was over feeding.
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