OK, so I woke my 23 Week Old DD, Antonia, to nurse at 10PM she then woke up at 12 and 3AM… I find that she sleeps better in the evenings when she’s been in daycare… and I have deduced through simple assumption and then by weighing her that a large part of that comes from her milk intake. When she’s in daycare she gets three 4oz bottles… then I nurse her 5-6 times throughout the day other then those bottles. She sleeps in longer stretches in the evening, usually only waking once. When she’s home with me we feed 8-10 times and she wakes 2-3 times in the evening
Is there any way I can get her to take more in at a nursing? Obesity is so NOT a problem here LOL… and I think this explains why I have probs pumping 4oz bottles for her LOL, oh I forgot to mention this AM I weighed her nakey before a feeding 12lbs 14oz, nakey after the feeding 13lbs 0.5oz L this would also explain why weight gain has been an issue (Back story, she's a SLOW gainer, has had issues with NO weight gain from week to week). If she only takes in 2.5 oz a feeding times let’s say the 10 we average when she’s exclusively BFing it’s only 25oz and she would need 32 oz to gain properly. When she wants to eat, we eat. I feed on demand and if she wakes in the night I feed her, I don’t have a problem with this. I just wish she would up her intake a little… if she needs the night feedings so be it, that’s life, but even with night feedings we're only hitting the 10 feedings a day, sometimes 12!