I have a 21 lb 5 month old. He is a BIG boy. This past week when my husband went to pick him up from daycare they asked if we could increase his bottles from 4 to 5 oz. It seems he has become increasingly fussy after he finishes a bottle and it takes him some time to calm down. My mother in law who watches him a couple of days a week agreed when we told her this yesterday.
I feel as though my supply has dipped somewhat as he is going longer stretches at night and while I can pump enough for 20 oz a day (5 - 4 oz bottles), I'm worried about where the extra oz. are going to come from if I have to go to 5 - 5 oz bottles a day.
I guess my question is this - by upping thr ounces per bottle, does that mean he will take fewer bottles throughout the day because he is getting more per bottle than he is now? I thought about going up .5 oz, but honestly, I really don't think my son would notice that slight difference. I'm worried I just won't be able to produce enough to keep him EBF.