It isn't just at daycare though. I seriously think I have been starving the poor guy. I have been visiting and posting to the forum faithfully and have tried all the advice about the possibility of him over eating/being over fed but I just think he is a big eater. I know he is hungry and I try to keep him at the breast as long as possible but it never amounts for more than five minutes. He fights, squirms and screams. Like I said, he'll nurse for a few minutes and I hear swallowing but then it stops then he pulls off, screams, latches, pulls off, screams and repeat. When I finally give him a bottle of formula, I can hear it going into his belly and it growls. I am using Avent nipple #2 and he is having to work for the formula, he sucks so hard his cheeks indent!Originally Posted by @llli*nolies.mama;1010979
Check out this chart, you'll see how it starts to slow at around 6 months. You're doing ok mama. :hug:hug
I actually started to dread the weekends because on weekends he seems inconsolable. I nurse him but he ends up doing the thing I described before. He won't eat solids for me, isn't satisfied with his pacifier, sleeps for only 20 minutes at a time when he use to sleep for at least an hour. He is just a very cranky boy. After having an absolutely miserable Saturday this past weekend, Sunday I decided no more! I nursed him at our usual time of 6am, he did his usual suck, pull off scream thing so I marched downstairs and made him a 6oz bottle of formula. The boy was in heaven, or so it seemed. After he sucked that down he rolled over and crawled off to play. He was so much more content and happy (so was mommy and daddy). So that is what we did the rest of the day. I would nurse him until he signaled he was not getting any more then I would make a bottle. BTW, when I pump I pump for 15 minutes and this is well after anything has been coming out. By the time 15 minutes is up absolutely NOTHING is coming out, not a even a drop! I imagine this is what is happening when he nurses too.