First, I thought I would be really happy when he could start taking the bottle and give me options for my mom to watch him for an evening or DH to watch him while I left for more than an hour (I know I'd still have to pump, but it's a little different). I was not expecting to feel so sad about him being able to get his nourishment from just anyone.
Anyway, there was a little more than 2 oz, and he drank it pretty quickly (much more quickly than when he is at the breast). I did stop him a few times to burp and to just slow him down. How do I know if he get enough? He cried for a minute or two when it was gone, but we snuggled and he was fine, so I don't know if he was still hungry or just liked the security of mama.
When pumping after feeding him, I usually get 2 - 2.5 oz, and that comes whether he ate at one or both (I offer him both; sometimes he'll take both, sometimes just one.) When I pumped today (to replace his feeding), I got 7 oz. He is a big boy and weighed 8.8 at birth, 8.10 at his 1 week appt and 10.10 at his 1 month appt. His eating varies - usually it's about every 2 hours, but it can be anywhere between 1.5 - 3.5 hours. He will be 6 weeks on Tuesday.
Also, I have a few more containers of milk in the fridge that I'll use the next few days as practice. I won't be going to work for another month. Should I continue to give him a bottle a day, or just do it as needed and work on my stash? I know I really only have to have enough for the first day, but I like the idea of having it if needed.