Rachael - posted on 03/02/2014 ( 3 moms have responded )
I have a 2 1/2 month old baby who was born 6 weeks premature. She has had issues with reflux so the doctor suggested we thicken her formula and also has her on Prevacid. I've been thickening, but she is still having spit ups and I'm concerned that maybe I'm overfeeding her. :( She doesn't seem to spit up nearly as much or as often when my Husband feeds her.
I think I stress myself over how much or how little she is taking and might be causing her to take more then she actually wants/needs. This afternoon I made 4 ounces of formula with a tablespoon of rice ceral. After about 2 1/2 ounces she started to lose interest, but I got it in my head that that was too little amount (she's been feeding every 5 hours or so) and got her to pretty much take the rest of the bottle. However, when I put her down to rest (and I do keep her elevated) she immediately had a spit up and it frustrated her because the thickened formula is more difficult to spit up.
Should I have stopped at the 2 1/2 ounces? And has anyone noticed that when a baby takes thickened formula that they stay full longer?
I'm feeling like a horrible Mom right now. :(