So my milk supply is steadily increasing (except for a forgotten dose of domperidone that affected today) and I am really confused about what to do regarding how much.
I looked on the kellymom site, but I want to know- is the amount of breastmilk needed comparable to the amount of formula? I know breastmilk changes, but if I only used to make 1-2 bottles a day, wouldn't the "older" milk be delayed? Is there a calculator for babies who get both?
He is 6 mos and (guesstimate) 16 lbs. He drinks 8-9 4 oz bottles a day. at least 4 with breastmilk. Sometimes 5.
Would he need more breastmilk because it digests faster?
What about demand feeding? Is it better to try and "stretch" the breastmilk, or give him more formula?
I'm at about 18-20 oz. I get really stressed when he gets more bottles because I just think of the fact that thats four more ounces I need to work towards.
Basically I'm trying to ease some of my "milk anxiety"
And any more tips of reading cues when he wants to put everything in his mouth? I know this is like the core of attachment parenting, but sometimes it's really hard to do. when I need him to play by himself sometimes while I work on schoolwork.
Thanks guys. I've been stressed out, so I thought more information = more power. Fingers crossed in a couple of months, he'll be on all breastmilk, even if it's from a bottle.