My daughter, Aria, will be 6 months old on the 9th. She has been in daycare since she was 3.5 months. When she first started I sent 3 4oz. bottles for her day. After a week or so daycare said that she was still hungry, so I began sending 3 5 oz. bottles for her day. She is there from 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and I nurse her before I take her, around 5:30. She takes anywhere from 10-15 oz. while I'm at work, but I'm only able to pump 8-10 oz while I'm at work. I pump 3 times during my day, 3 hours apart. So, she nurses around 5:30 and then I pump at 7:00, 11:00, and 2:00. She takes her bottles around 8:30, 11:30, and 3:00. If she only takes two bottles at daycare it is around 9:00 and 1:30.
This weekend she was fussy at the boob. She would latch on, pull off and cry, latch on, pull off and cry, etc. Daycare said that she was fussy today as well, and that by 11:00 she had already eaten two bottles and wasn't satisfied. They suggested that most babies are taking 6-8 oz. bottles at this age and that she made need more. I responded that most FORMULA fed babies require 6-8 oz.bottles at this age for the caloric intake but that doesn't stand for bf babies. Am I wrong?
She recently started cereal 1.5 weeks ago for dinner. Then she nurses one more time before bed. Is it time to start cereal more than once a day?
Thanks for any and all input!