I have a five month old baby and I was wondering how often she should be eating. She has not started solids yet as our peds suggested that we wait until she was six months old. He said that the earlier that we start solids the bigger chance for allergies, diabeties and obesity.
In any case - she eats between 5 and 6 times in a day/night. She starts out in the monring at about 7am-ish then we go from there. Her last feeding is usually about 10- 11pm at night.
She has always just eaten on one side at a time - never on both sides during a feeding. Lately she has been very fussy and pulling away when I try to feed her even though I know she's hungry. If i give her a bottle of EBM then she sucks it down no problem. However I try not to do this since I dont want my supply to diminish and I dont want her to get used to a bottle all the time.
I haven't pumped in a while because my body got used to her feeding schedule. I also have 3 year old triplets at home so it's not really very easy for me to steal away time to pump.
I just feel like I;m doing something wrong these days. Help!!!