What this means is that they eat anywhere from two to three ounces of formula (they decide how much; I make at least 4 oz each) and then they're hungry again about two hours later, sometimes sooner. I'm thinking the moms out there reading this think I'm crazy. And I probably am but believe it or not, this has helped calm our daytime routine. They split their time playing with mommy or sleeping between feedings.
I was holding them off for at least three hours but then they would all of a sudden be really hungry and - really hungry at the same time. When I don't have help, this routine is tough. Crying, hungry babies while I scramble to have bottles ready and feed them both is not a happy scene. I end up propping one of them with the bottle and someone has to wait awhile to get burped. And I've always fed them as much as they will take. When they eat six ounces at one feeding, I know it will be awhile before they're hungry again. Unfortunately, they don't take six ounces at once very often whether it's been two hours or four since they ate last.
Lucky for me the night-time routine is pretty good. After I get them down (and the Dynamo is often fussy right before bed time - this started before the on demand feeding), they go anywhere from four to six hours before waking up! And they usually eat between four and six ounces at night. I'm still up about four times each night because they are on different schedules (up with K, two hours later - up with E, repeat), but it means I get one-on-one time with each baby without the other one interrupting.
And I have fat, happy babies! They are at least 10 pounds each now (I'll get an official weigh-in at tomorrow's two-month doctor's appointment) and they have chunked right up! I mean these kids have like five chins! See for yourself -
I am curious your thoughts on our feeding routine. It's only temporary. And if you have some other suggestions, I'm open to them! Everything is trial and error for me.