my daughter is my second baby. and she is 16 and a half weeks old. she was breastfed for the first 9 weeks, but after 2 painful bouts of mastitis, and sobbing for a week every time she fed, my partner finalyl convinced to me to stop torturing myself and just switched to bottles. i felt awful for the first week, but when my daughter started sleeping through from 11pm - 7am at 10 and a half weeks, [breastfed she want feeding every 2 hours] i felt much better and happier that she was fuller for longer.
at 13 weeks i switched her to the hungry baby Aptamil because she started waking in the night for a 7oz feed, and immediately she started sleeping through again and going for 4 hours between feeds.
however, now at 16 week and a half weeks, shes going every 3 hours on a 6oz bottle. ive tried giving her 7oz over the past week but she either refuses it or throws it back up, but she always seems to still be hungry after a feed.
my son was weaned at 18 weeks as he was on hungry baby formula from 5 weeks old, and was on 9oz every 4 hours till 18 weeks when i started weaning him [he immediately slept through from 10pm - 6am] i just gave him baby rice in the morning and at night before he went to bed till he was 22 weeks and then started with apple, banana blended till 24 weeks then carrots sweet potato etc.
however i had planned to breastfeed for 6 months exclusively with my daughter, and my son is now 4 years old and weaning/feeeding guidelines have changed so much in that space of time [ie no longer make bottles up in advance, although it never did my son any harm i dont do it with my daughter]
so im wondering what to do? whenever me and the boyfriend are eating, she watches us so intently and everything that goes in her hand goes in her mouth, and im so worried that shes still hungry, but i dont want to wean her too early but she refuses/throws up any more than 6oz.