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Feeding him too much at daycare?

LO is 5 months old (in 3 days) and just started daycare last week. He is a big guy, born at 9lbs and is 20lbs at 5 months. He has always eaten frequently, but lately every 2.5 hours when I was still home. 

At daycare he is eating 4-4.5 oz every 2 hours. I send 5 4.5oz bottles for 7:45-5pm and he eats 4 of them. That seems like a lot. She assures me he is hungry and sucks the bottles down. Does this sound like too much or should I just trust her and accept that I have a big eater??

I can keep up with that, and have milk to freeze each week so that isn't an issue. 

Me: 33 DH: 32 SA#1 low count (6mil) SA#2- now in IUI range!(30mil) Dx:MFI
11/1- IUI#1,12/1- IUI#2, 1/2- IUI#3 all BFFN
IVF#1. Long Lupron.ER 3/8 10R,4M,5F. ET 3/3-one 1AB, 2 frosties 5dp5dt-BFP!! Beta 3/25-794 Beta 3/27- 1794
First u/s 4/8 saw hb. 4/22 missed mc 8w3d. d&c 4/26
FET #1- bcp start 6/9. ET 7/12. 2 perfect blasts.5dpt-BFP!! 
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Re: Feeding him too much at daycare?

  • great advice above- wanted to add that kellymom has a great PDF on how to bottle-feed the BF baby that you could go over with your DCP: http://kellymom.com/bf/pumpingmoms/feeding-tools/bottle-feeding/
  • Thanks ladies!

    I still use the level 1 nipples. I think I will start just putting 4oz in each bottle.

    I only can pump twice at work and get 16-17 ounces total. He eats 18 at daycare so pretty consistent there.

    Me: 33 DH: 32 SA#1 low count (6mil) SA#2- now in IUI range!(30mil) Dx:MFI
    11/1- IUI#1,12/1- IUI#2, 1/2- IUI#3 all BFFN
    IVF#1. Long Lupron.ER 3/8 10R,4M,5F. ET 3/3-one 1AB, 2 frosties 5dp5dt-BFP!! Beta 3/25-794 Beta 3/27- 1794
    First u/s 4/8 saw hb. 4/22 missed mc 8w3d. d&c 4/26
    FET #1- bcp start 6/9. ET 7/12. 2 perfect blasts.5dpt-BFP!! 
    Beta 7/24 -1,239!! Beta 7/26- 2569 Beta 7/29- 7120.  U/S 8/7 hb 118! U/S 8/14 hb 143! U/S 8/20 hb 170. Graduated!! Stick baby stick! 


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  • mommatotwo2mommatotwo2
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    You're very fortunate to get that much in only two pumps. I fought to get 12 oz in 3 pumps and oftentimes had to add a 4th or 5th pump to get enough for her three, 4 oz bottles for our 10.5 hours apart.

    He may be a bigger eater and I'd say sending four, 4 oz bottles as long as you can continue to keep up, is ok. Definitely would not send a fifth. I agree with speaking to your care provider to make sure they understand paced feeding.
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