A few people have told me they are surprised that I didn’t blog about Charlie’s blowouts. Shame on me!
Charlie is eating 3 meals a day, plus 2 snacks. Obviously, he doesn’t take as much formula anymore.
I am so confused about how much food he actually takes in and how much formula he is supposed to have. I have heard that 16 – 20 ounces is the magic number once your baby is eating 3 meals a day. He does take less formula with every bottle, but I am unsure about when to give a bottle and which bottle feedings (if any) I should be weaning him from. I feel like I starved him yesterday and the day before I felt like I was trying to shove 8 ounce bottles down his throat.
Besides my low milk supply and my overabundance of eternal guilt about not providing enough food for my child, Charlie also had acid reflux and colic. Oh yay! Another reason to feel even more guilty. I took personal responsibility for his “immature digestive system” as it was called by the doctors. It was my milk that was making him reflux. It was my milk that was hard for him to digest. Rationally I knew I was a good mom, but I felt horrible that I couldn’t make him better.