I feel like everywhere I go lately I'm seeing moms feeding their babies these giant 8oz bottles of milk (probably formula?) and it's got me thinking about my own feeding schedule with my 6.5 month old.
When I'm not at work I nurse on demand, he is not on an actual feeding "schedule" but mostly the day works out to:
-- nurse once in AM before work
-- 12-14oz (3, 4.5oz bottles) during the work day
-- nurse twice before bed (b/t 5:30 and 7:30pm)
-- nurse twice overnight (between bedtime and 7am he wakes anywhere from 1-3times)
-- he gets about 2-3 tablespoons of fruit/vegetable after lunch and dinner feeding
Assuming he's getting 3-4oz at each nursing this averages to be about 32oz day...
So, my 2 questions:
How does this compare to what you are feeding your babies of similar age?
Does this change? Can I assume that I will ALWAYS be feeding him around 6-8 times per day the SAME amounts as now? I know the composition of breastmilk changes with babies age, so will they always be good with the 32oz a day?
I want to breastfeed for as long as I can, and aiming for at least 2 years...just worried about how to adjust based on baby getting older and creating a lasting supply.