Re: Breast Feeding and Working Full Time- Please share!
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It sounds like your LO is getting plenty of milk. The average breastmilk intake is about 19-30 oz per day (see this reference: http://kellymom.com/bf/pumpingmoms/pumping/milkcalc/) and your baby is getting 17 oz from the bottle, an additional 1 oz mixed with cereal, and then you're nursing 4 times per day in addition to all that. In fact, I have to wonder if your baby is being overfed from the bottle- many breastfed babies never take more than 2-4 oz from the bottle, and require just 1.5 oz per hour of separation.
Your pump output is fine. 1.5 oz per hour = 3 oz every 2 hours, which is exactly what you're getting. And because your pump is probably not as good at removing milk from the breast as your baby is, your baby probably gets more than 3 when she nurses on the weekends.
The night- waking you are experiencing is 100% normal for a baby this age. Babies have short sleep cycles and often require help from a caregiver in order to get back to sleep. When the caregiver is mom, the baby will naturally seek to nurse or at least latch on as part of her getting-back-to-sleep routine.
You can pretty much expect funny nursing behavior any time your baby is cutting teeth. Babies in the 4-6 month age range also tend to be very distractable, which can lead to lots of latching/unlatching/looking around during nursing.
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