When they no longer need night feedings, they’ll sleep through without eating. Don’t cut the ounces you’re giving or try to space the feedings longer or do a dream feed. Follow your baby’s lead. Just because they wake up crying, it doesn’t mean they’re hungry. Listen to them and respond appropriately.
Same with day feedings. Give it time. If for a week, they aren’t taking that 6-ounce bottle, cut it to 4, cut it to 2, space them longer. Trust me, your baby will not starve. Unless there’s a medical condition or your doctor is advising you to force feedings, it’s really not a thing.
It’s such a special bond that’s created when you’re feeding your baby and I’m sad that I won’t get these soft moments in our hectic days. But it’s a sign of the change in the season. She’s growing up and I only have more moments to look forward to together.