DS will be 6 weeks this Friday and there is no schedule to our feedings at all, and I'm not sure if there should be or not? My mom BF all 5 of her children, and she keeps telling me that I need to get DS on a schedule and she says that she had all of her kids mostly sleeping through the night by this point in time.
But I have been feeding on demand. Sometimes DS goes 2-3 hours between feedings, and sometimes he nurses for 5 minutes, falls asleep, wakes up 30 minutes later and wants to nurse again. Almost every night he nurses off and on from 8pm - midnight. Then he'll sleep anywhere from 2 - 5 hours. Is this normal and OK? Or should I be trying to establish some sort of feeding pattern?
Also, if I continue to feed on demand, will he eventually establish his own schedule? Nursing the way I have been works for now, but at 12 weeks I have to return to work and we'll need to have some sort of schedule by then. When and how does this get established?