Misty - posted on 03/28/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )
I keep reading about how your baby only needs 1 ounce per hour that you are away from them. How can that be enough? My daughter is almost 3 months old and eats 3-4 ozs every 3 hours for about a total of 25-28 ounces a day. I am away from her for 14 hours when I work, I'm a nurse and work 12 hour shifts. I pump before I leave for work and every 3 hours while at work and get about 25 ounces during that time (she eats five 4 ounce bottles while I'm gone), and still feed her once or twice while I'm at home. Is she eating too much? She's in the 50th percentile for weight. I couldn't imagine the hell my husband would go through if I only left him with 14 ounces for the day. I'm confused.