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March 11th, 2012, 06:19 PM
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If you always start out with a certain side it will get lopsided pretty quickly. You should alternate. You can try always starting on the other side or pumping the other side in between feedings to stimulate more milk production (or both). It can be normal to be a little lopsided, but I would try to avoid anything drastic.
The temp of the milk is baby preference, but I would make sure all the fat is melted in. When I was using a bottle for dd I would leave it out if she didn't finish it (if it had been previously refrigerated) and throw it out if she didn't finish it within a couple of hours. Don't ever re-refrigerate or freeze milk. I'd probably still be feeding two ounces at this point. Dd topped out at 4.5 to 5 oz per feeding when EBFing (started solids at 6 months). It is hard to find bm recommendations for bottle feeding, but it is significantly less than formula, so don't go off of formula guidelines. The info is out there, though, if you look. I don't remember all the recommendations, but if I remember correctly I did about an ounce per month old. She had always been big for her age and was typically so big she was off of the growth charts.
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