My baby has not put on any weight in the last 2 weeks, not feeding well. She
is sleeping through the night and I tried to feed her every 2-3 hrs during the day, but with trying to get her to nap and feed I think she is eating very little.
My LC told me that I should wait for 3-4 hrs for her to ASK to feed and then she will nurse better.
My baby eats only about 5 times a day now, after talking to LC. Is this ok ?
I am having a problem with her not taking naps. She is so wound up that by the time she is ready to eat again, she is so sleepy that she falls asleep at the breast (doesnt STAY asleep if I put her down) and so doesnt eat well.
My question is this: How much breast milk does a 3.5 month 12 lbs 14 oz bby need ? I have a scale so I can measure (it really has saved my sanity )
I read somewhere that it is 2.5 oz for every 24 hrs for every pound of bby weight. So my baby would need about 30 oz - she is not eating nearly as much- I am worried. Is this right ?
I would appreciate any advice about trying to get her to nap and eat ok...