My little girl is now 12 weeks old. I have been trying to reduce the amount of formula she's getting for the last 6 weeks. Formula was introduced due to losing too much weight in early weeks. Well I've been following the Kellymom protocol for reducing supplement and it seems to be going quite well. I've got down from 16oz at 6 weeks to 8oz per day now. Despite all my worries, her weigh ins are still on target for a breast fed baby
It's taken a lot of work but I feel that it is so worth it. However, there are a few issues that I have now....
Her wet diaper output is OK...at least 6 wets per day but her dirty diaper output is erratic and so it's difficult to be sure whether she's getting enough milk. She can go 5 days without a BM and then have 3 in one day. Is this normal? Also her poops have become like greenish soft clay rather than the usual grainy mustard look...is that OK? Finally I've invested in a baby scales and so can weigh her before and after feeds - it seems she only gets about 1-2 oz from both breasts at a feed. That doesn't seem like much at all to me...has anyone else done this and how much does your LO get at a feed?
Thanks, Lucy xx