Elizabeth - posted on 08/15/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )
Where to start... first I guess I want to know how much a baby should be eating drinking this age? My son will be a year on the 25th. He still eats pretty much every 3 hours. He gets fruit and cereal in the morning, then a 8 oz bottle of breastmilk 4 hours later, then veggies and a bottle 3 hours after that, another 8 oz bottle 3 hours later, and finally meat/veggies with a bottle before bed. Is this too much? Not enough? How much fluids does he need? He always seems to want some of what I'm eating even if he's been fed. I'm starting to switch him over to cows milk from breastfeeding, and I want to know how fast/slow I should do this. I'm only mixing a bit at a time in with the breastmilk to make up for what I can't make anymore with his appetite. He doesn't want to drink strait cows milk yet. Should he be getting water or juice as well or is just milk ok? Also want to know how many naps and how long they should be. I know every baby is different, so it's not exact. Right now he is getting 3 naps a day, about an hour to an hour and a half each time depending on how tired he is. He sleeps about 10 hours at night. I'm not so much worried about this, just wondering if this is a good amount of nap time. I also want to ask about resuming periods. I have been off birth control for several months now. While I was on it I wasn't supposed to get periods and I didn't. But I have yet to get one after going off the birth control, and I know I'm not pregnant. I got a bit of spotting the other day, and thought I was finally getting one, but nothing yet other than that bit of spotting. Is it normal to have no period for this long after having a baby when not being on birth control and breastfeeding? These are the major things I want to know, so I guess I will leave off here and wait for some advice. Thank you for any help you can give.