I need some advice on how to deal with this sensitive subject.
My 3 month old girl weighs around 13 lbs (I think), and is exclusively bottle fed breast milk. On the days my hubby or I'm with her she eats about 25-28 oz total (6-7 4 oz bottles), and on the days my mom watches her (3 days a week) she's already had 25 oz by the time I get home from work! And she usually eats 2x more in the evening before bedtime. She also seems to spit up a lot more these days too.
I've already talked to her and told her I was concerned that she was spitting up so much, and to try to not feed her as much. Nothing has changed. I already had an incident where she fed her rice cereal without my knowledge (?!?!?) after I explicitly told her I was going to wait to ask the ped. at her 4 month checkup. I already had to have a talk with her about that, so now she calls me and asks for 'permission' to feed her more when she's acting fussy, but I'm not there to see her behavior to know if she's really hungry or not.
Has anyone had experience with this? How can I address the situation without hurting her feelings? I don't want to say 'Mom you don't know how to read her cues'.
Also, she seems to think she's teething already (I seriously doubt she is) and decided to give her orajel/tylenol on occasion on top of this whole thing. Honestly, I just a have a fussy baby that has difficulty napping and I think overstimulation/overtiredness is the root of the problem. Sigh, I don't know what to do. I know she loves her and wants her to be happy but I don't want an overfed/medicated baby either!
Thanks for letting me vent! I appreciate any input if you've gone through this yourselves.