I get my five-month-old grandbaby a couple of times a month. My daughter-in-law only gives me enough breast milk to feed her 6oz every five hours, with no overnight feeding for 10 hours.
My daughter-in-law breastfeeds and bottle feeds breast milk only. She has decided to pull back on breast feeding and rely more on her frozen stores of breast milk. The baby always seems hungry to me and doesn’t sleep through the night like they say she does for them . She wakes up and cries to be fed with me .
It’s miserable for all of us to not feed her. I brought it up and it devolves into a fight over them thinking I am being the controlling grandmum, that I fear will lead to them not letting me see her as much. The baby at this point is still a healthy weight. I don’t think they are doing something dangerous . I think they are feeding her just enough to keep her healthy, but not completely satisfied because her mum is super focused on her breastfeeding and having enough milk . I keep trying to tell them babies can’t be regimented this way I don’t know what to do. I don’t want to control my son or my daughter-in-law.
I just want to see my grand baby and not have her cranky the whole time.
Posted by mom477897, 18th May 2021