Re: How much EBM to feed my baby?
Remember that it's really easy and really common for babies to be overfed when they eat from the bottle. The bottle delivers a fast, constant flow of milk. There are no opportunities for baby to slow down her feeding and assess whether or not she's still hungry, and because the bottle delivers the same rapid flow of milk regardless of whether the baby is sucking eagerly for nutrition or lazily for comfort, it's easy for a baby to take in more milk than she needs or wants. Also, when a baby is fed from a bottle, the adult has a lot more control over what the baby eats. The adult can tip the bottle up to make the milk go down faster, and can put the bottle back in the baby's mouth in order to encourage him/her to finish it. This is why babies who are bottlefed can be overfed so easily, and why you don't want to judge your baby's intake based on the eating patterns of other bottle-feeding babies, no matter what is in their bottles.
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