My dd is 4.5 months old. She is pretty consistant in when she eats, but yesterday she sttn (7:30-6:30) and woke up dry. She was dry when I put her down at 7:30- the last time that I changed her was 5:00. She then was dry until 1:30 (w/ a bm) and 4. So that is only 3 wet diapers in a day. I took her to the dr and he said that when they get older they just have less and I should worry unless she goes 24 hrs without a wet diaper at all.
So she again woke up dry this morning. Am I just paranoid or is she not getting enough? She only ate yesterday as follows: 6:30 6oz, 1000 6 oz, 130 6.25 oz, 500 4.75 oz and then woke at 400am to eat. Is she getting enough? I only bf her at night, during the day she gets bottles of ebm. We were having issues with her latching when she was awake and decided that ebm was best for us and I like it b/c I can see how much she is getting a little better.
Will her sttn affect my supply? Should I wake and pump if she is sleeping 11hrs without eating like she did last night. I couldnt sleep b/c I hurt but was worried that as soon as I pumped she would wake and I would be "empty".
The ped also said that she should be eating only 2x her body weight. Currently 13.5 lbs. So thats 27 oz, but I thought it was 2.5 x which would be 34 oz. She is eating closer to the 27 but I am worried that she is not eating enough.
DH thinks that I am paranoid and over-protective, but I just want to make sure that she is getting the best start possible. He laughed at the fact that I left work early and picked dd up from dc to take her to the drs. He says its just b/c im a new mom and have no experience with babies. He is the oldest of 6 so he apparently is an expert. (although he thought it was okay to heat bm in the microwave)