My bub is 12 days old. For the first week and a bit he was feeding every 3-4 hrs which I thought was too good to be true. The last three or four days he is going through periods a couple of times a day of wanting to be fed every hour so it can feel as though he is on the breast for a whole arvo or morning. It is when he does it during the night that is really tiring. During these times he is still having a good feed of about 15-20mins per breast.
Is it okay to do this? The midwives have said feed on demand but others have said to be careful he is not just using the breast as a comfort during these times. I think he is too little to be trying to regulate feeds, and I couldn't anyway cause if he is hungry he is hungry and I have to feed him.
Any advice, ideas would be greatly appreciated as this is my first so still on a huge learning curve ...
Ryan (2) & Jayden (18mths)