Hello everyone! First I want to say that I LOVE LLL forums! This is my site to surf (and post) while I'm pumping
Second, my apologies if this post doesn't belong in this forum... maybe it should be in the "caregiver issues" forum, but I'm not sure
Anyway, here is PART 1 of my question... DD is exclusively breastfed when we're together, but when she's at daycare she gets 3-4 bottles of EBM... I have been using the Playtex bottles with the disposable liners, the "natra-latch" kind, slow-flow. BUT, DD is now about 5 months old, and the daycare providers are telling me that "maybe she's ready for stage 2 nipples, for a faster flow because sometimes she gets frustrated..." I worry that if I switch her to the fast-flow nipples that she will start preferring the faster flow from the bottles and not want to BF anymore???
And here is PART 2 of my question... At nearly 5 months, she is still taking just 4 ounces in her bottles. Sometimes she sucks it down in a hurry, and other times she'll only take an ounce or two and will refuse the rest. Is 4 ounces enough for a nearly 5 month old, she's being fed every 2.5-3 hours (she's having plenty of wet/dirty diapers...) Also, we are co-sleeping part-time and she nurses on and off all night long, about every 2 hours or so...
Does anyone have any experience on this you can share with me?? Any help or words of wisdom would be greatly appreciated!