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that is normal. Every baby is different.. but most moms notice baby getting into more of a 'routine' about 6-8 weeks.
if you can read these:
Yes I feed on demand, whenever DS is hungry I feed him.
In the beginning it can feel like that's all you do & it's very typical. They're stomachs are tiny & they are working to establish your supply. Hang in there it will get better. For now just sit back & relax.
When your stomach is the size of a shooter marble,
by the time you finish eating, your body has already digested most of your food and you are hungry again.
not quite like that, but pretty much.
at 1 week there is a growth spurt where they make up for all of the days you had only colostrum. they nurse non-stop. then it shortly settles just in time for the 3 week growth spurt where they up your supply, and then settles a bit before the 6 week growth spurt where they again work to up your supply. then they settle down and have grown a LOT in those short weeks. In order to grow at a fast pace, they need to eat often.
Yes, I fed LO every time I thought he might want to eat, and I am soooo glad 7 months later that I did.
It WILL get easier, I promise.
I actually miss marathon feeding days now that he takes 10 minutes to eat and wants to be onto the next thing and away from me...I did not think I'd feel that way when I was in the midst of it. GL!!
Very typical newborn behavior. Things that helped me cope with it were having plenty of one-handed snacks and water on hand. Keeping my computer or smartphone nearby, and netflix to waste away the hours. We ordered in or DH cooked, and he did all of the cleaning. I told him: "I'll feed the baby, you feed me". And side-lying nursing and was my best friend.
We bedshared from 2.5-5.5months, and my only regret is that we didn't do it sooner- LO needed to be held all.the.time. and we spent those early weeks and months taking shifts holding her. Once we put her in bed with us, we finally started getting some sleep! It really facilitated breastfeeding as well.
Things got much easier by week 6. I know now that sounds like a looong time from now, but you will get there.
And some of the best advice I have received was don't give up on a bad day.
I was wondering the same thing. My Mom is always fussing that she is being greedy, but I can't really tell how much is getting. I don't mind feeding her everytime, b/c I love the time we share together.