I have a 9 month old baby. She has been in daycare since she was 6 months and has never eaten more than 8-10 ounces during a 10-hour day at daycare. She does eat cereal for breakfast and plain yogurt with fruit for lunch. She was reverse feeding but then I was drowsy driving (which was unsafe) so got her to sleep through the night but she still wasn't eating during the day much. She weights 18 pounds and 7.6 ounces. Between June, July, and mid-August she gained only 10 ounces but then during a week of vacation with me she gained an entire pound, almost like making up for lost time. Now since she's been back in daycare after vacation she's eating even less now - they are lucky to get 4 or 5 ounces in her. I sent my mother who breastfed all of us over to check things out and she said they are very responsive to her but she pushes the milk away. I'm thinking of going back to all-night feeding so I can at least know she is eating, but then I end up drowsy as anything and my milk goes down from lack of sleep. Any advice?
Our current routine is that when she wakes up around 2 am I bring her to bed so she feeds sporadically until about 7. I then feed her at 7 on one breast while I pump the other. I take her to daycare after that and either feed her when I'm there but she's usually not that hungry then. I leave 16 ounces and she comes home having just drank 5 of them. Amazingly, my husband can get a few more ounces in her when they get home. I get home at 6:30 and then I feed her twice before bed again. Any advice? I'm concerned she'll end up with health problems.