My son is a super spitter upper, basically since he was born, yet somehow last appointment at 4 months he was 19 1/2 pds so I'm really not worried about weight gain. He is 5 months now, and I'm sure pushing 21 pds or so.
However, since I have started him on solids, he is eating much less breastmilk. Basically it goes like this, 3am is his middle of the night feeding (thank god we got those down to one per night!), then 8am, then 11am, then he has about 2-2.5 oz of fruit for lunch around 12:30, then he BF again at around 3-4, then dinner around 5-6, of about 2-2.5oz of veggies/meats, then a small feeding (usually only one side) around 7, then again at 8:30 then he sleeps till 3 and the cycle starts over.
so he's not quite getting 6 feedings (which is what I always see they should still be getting 6-8 feedings per day)
Should I really worry?
I'd BF him more but if I BF him within an hour-hour and a half before or after his solids, he jus spits up everywhere, and on top of it, doesn't seem to want to eat. I had to coax him to eat, so now I'm just kind of feeding on demand like I did in the beginning, but it seems to follow an exact schedule everyday.
I guess my worries are that hes getting the nutrients still from breastmilk that he really needs or should I somehow work in more feedings? Is it ok to follow his lead with this?
Also, I do give him cereal sometimes, but not nearly as much as some people say to. (I've seen people recommend 1/4 cup twice a day at this age, which is very very excessive to me) Should I be giving him more for more iron? Or is it true that breastfed babies usually do fine without the iron in cereal? Experience with not giving cereal?