Jack is pretty much on the same time schedule for feeding that he has been since he was a newborn. He eats every 2 hours...sometimes wanting the bottle even before that. Most possibly because he eats so often he really only eats small amounts at a time, anywhere from 3-4 average. I offer him 5 ounce bottles at every meal. He very rarely eats a whole 5 ounce bottle...even after a 3 1/2 hour nap!
I always thought I would continue to feed on demand...but this schedule is a bit tough when we go out. And, I see women here who have babies who take much larger bottles less frequently during the day who are the same age as Jack.
I always thought I would continue to feed on demand. But, now I am wondering if to should try to get Jack to take larger bottles less often. I am not even sure how I would go about this...offering more and holding him off on feeding gradually...like 2 hours and 15 minutes, then 2 1/2 hours and so on. And, I am not even sure if this is a great idea. I would be doing it for me not him. Maybe he knows what's best for him and me messing with that would throw him out of whack. I always wondered if he has a mild case of silent reflux and that's why he prefers smaller feedings.
Am I FTM-over thinking this? Should I try and get him on a feeding schedule or just grin and bear it.