Or is your LO on an eating schedule/how long do they go between feedings? Do you stick to that fairly strictly or feed on demand?
I was EBF but I've weaned to formula for all but 2 feedings a day.. DS was just over 8 lbs at birth (2 weeks early) and in 90th %ile for height and weight at last appointment. In the beginning he would nurse really often, a lot of times wanting every hour or hour and a half. Pedi told me he should go to at least every 2 hours at one visit... I ended up figuring out that he was a bit of a 'lazy' nurser and would stop before he was totally full (if I offered a bottle after nursing he'd continue to have a lot more-so that's what I do now.)
Anyway, at this point sometimes he'll go up to 3 hours between feedings with no problem (which is what I feel like he 'should' be doing) but definitely not always. Other times it just seems like there's no way to get him to that point and 2 or 2 1/2 hours is all he can do. He seems to cluster feed a lot (I think that's what it is-he'll just want to eat continuously for like 2 hours, especially at night.) He usually has about 3 oz. per bottle with about 5 or 6 at night when he's doing his cluster feeding.
I just feel confused. I have another LO so that makes feeding so often tough (not that I don't want to feed my baby when he needs it.) But it seems some things say feed them whenever they want but others that they shouldn't eat so often and that you should let them learn what it's like to be just a little hungry... (Which is what my pedi seems to suggest.) I'm worried that I'm training him to always be full I guess, but it's so hard rocking him and trying to hold him off when he wants to eat, especially when I don't know if that's what I should do.. He's so-so on the paci, sometimes it helps and sometimes not.