i continue to have issues with daycare and them grossly overfeeding DS. They gave him 3.5oz bottle at 226pm and another 3oz bottle at 258pm. WTH???? apparently he wouldn't calm down, so stuffing an freaking bottle in his face was the only solution. Anyhow, i was wondering if you guys had any solid references/resources that I could take in. I know Kellymom.com has an article on bottle feeding breastfed babies, but I'm not sure if that's a resource my DCP will take seriously. Does anyone have any irrefutable, rock-solid resources I can take in to show them why I'm so insistent that THIS doesn't happen?
When I called to complain, the manager told me that most babies his age, 5mo, take 6oz at a time. I told her that may be the case for formula fed babies, but not breastfed babies. I told her that breastfed babies typically eat 2-3.... MAYBE 4oz at a time. For a daycare that's been in operation for quite a few years, you'd think they'd have this s*** ironed out. I wonder how many nursing relationships that have personally sabotaged by their outrages feeding behaviors. Anywho.... I appreciate your help.
BTW- DH and I are currently in a trial run to see if we can afford to stay home with the kiddos. With stuff like this happening, I feel fortunate that we're even able to entertain the idea.