me and K with our "grump" faces- this is how we feel about the feeding slump.
So- my last post was saying K was doing just fine with her feeds- hmmmmmmm not any more!! She has gone back into her slump... she was actually eating 6 oz per feed- every 4-4.5 hours. So really only 4 bottles a day and then we fed her at night just to give her a little more- and that was about 3 oz.. so she was taking in about 27 oz a day.
NOW- being back in her slump which just started probably that Friday I posted... She is a struggle to get 4 oz into her. She really wants to stop at 3 oz.. but that just makes it too hard for me to get all of her oz in. SOOO being the bad mommy I am.. I put her in her pink vibrating chair (w/o the vibrations) and let her become bored.. and start to cry. I then re-heat her formula.. and go in- she take about half an oz.. and then I do it all over again until she at least gets 4 oz in!! So with her eating this little- I feed her every 3 hours.
It's hard- she does soooooo damn well for a month + and now... she is back in her slump. I'm going to try not to freak out with this one tho- seeing how she has developed a pattern. Eats well for a while, then not so well for a while.
I can't decide if she is teething- and that is why she doesn't want to eat, or if she isn't pooping enough and her belly is still full from the previous feeds.. I have no clue. So I bought prunes- which she loves.. and am feeding that to her at night- as she will still eat from the spoon really well.. not the whole jar just yet- with some feeds yes, but not all.. but she will take a little more than half almost always!
Ok- so now she is bored.. she already got her 4oz in.. I'm trying for 5.. I'm pushing my luck.. we'll see!!