I am going to be doing test feeds with my baby, weighing him before and after feeds for 24 or 48 hours to see about how much milk he is getting. He is 7.5 months old, weighs about 11lb 10, and I want to see if the trouble is that he's just not getting enough milk. I bought a scale online and it should be here in a few days. I'm wondering what the procedure for doing this is, other than weigh-feed-weigh again, or is that just basically it? The scale is accurate to 2 grams.
Also obviously I need to know about how much an average baby his age is supposed to be drinking to see if he's getting enough! Anyone know? Someone in another thread said she'd read 30 ounces. I assume there is a range though?
Thanks so much!
PS - I know some people don't think test weights/feeds are a good idea, but let's just assume it is a good idea, OK? I'm doing it!! :)