I currently send O to Daycare with three five ounce bottles which are spaced three hours apart. I was sending him with three four ounce bottles until DH came home a few weeks ago and told me that one of the ladies said he still seemed hungry. Well today when I picked him up she asked me if I had started feeding him solids to which I replied "No, why?" She tells me she was wondering because O seems hungry. I just said "Oh really." She then proceeds to say she wondered if I was feeding him in the morning and at night. I'm not sure what she meant by that. Was she wondering if I am feeding him solids in the mornings and at night or if I am feeding him at all?
This conversation along with the look on her face made me feel like everyone at daycare thinks I am starving my child. However, when I got home he ate for a few minutes casually then fell off the breast and wanted to play. I feel that if he was in fact going hungry he would have hastily wanted to eat and with fervor. I think that maybe when he drinks out of a bottle it takes a little time to hit his belly and until then maybe he does seem like he is still hungry. I don't think I can pump more milk because I am barely producing the three five ounce bottles. I feel awful and hate to give him anything besides breast milk if it is in fact unnecessary. I don't want him to be hungry either! I would like to note that this same woman pressured me with my daughter, in the same manner, by making me feel I was not providing her with enough milk. I brought DD more until finally at 8 months I gave up and supplemented with formula. I really do not want to do that this time unless it is absolutely necessary. This is my last bub and I want our breastfeeding relationship to last as long as we both mutually want it to. Also, all my kids have been right in the middle in regards to weight and O is the same. Do you all think the amount of milk sounds like to little? Do you think his behavior would reflect that he is hungry when he gets home? and wouldn't his weight be on the lower end? I am so upset and don't know what to do.