Question about ff babies
Following on from missdeedees thread about asking random questions I have one.
i was at baby massage last week and I was the only one bfing, all the others were ff and something one of them was saying left me wondering-
when i I bf I feed on demand- ie no set time, if she's hungry she feeds. even if she's only fed an hour ago, if she's rooting for food I give her a feed.
One girl there with a one month old was complaining about how baby was always feeding (formula). She said the baby would feed all day if she could. She was giving it a bottle of water as she said she will just drink all the time and she's going through loads of formula every week it was costing her too much . The baby was definitely hungry though as still was screaming while having water. She eventually gave in and gave it formula and she settled straight away.
So I'm wondering with ff, do you not feed on demand? I know it's easier to see a feeding pattern of the times of day they feed and how much they have at each feed, but if they are showing signs of hunger do you not give extra milk? Do you make them wait until their next normal feeding time? I
i was really surprised to see her giving a one month old water to stop it crying for milk but didn't want to ask about demand feeding as I haven't done ff until after 6 months so didn't know how it works