Today, 06:32 AM
Thanks for answering those questions!
Basically, it sounds like nursing is going just as it should. Baby is growing well and peeing/pooping well and you are nursing when he fusses, which is just the way to go about it. The issue is really just that baby would prefer to be permanently attached to you! And that is completely normal.
Newborn babies know instinctively that they are safest, warmest, and healthiest in mom's arms. Babies don't know that it's 2015 and we live in houses. As far as a newborn knows, it's the year 0 and we're all living in caves, with sabretooth tigers roaming around. In that environment, if mom puts you down you're a goner! So babies are really driven to be close to mom at all times. So when mom finishes a nice nursing session and puts her baby down in the crib, hoping to slip away for some well-deserved rest, the baby is going to rapidly wake up and start fussing to get back to his safe place. The solution, for the moms of very young infants, is generally to let the baby be the boss. Don't try to lay him down in a crib- for now, your crib is just a very expensive laundry hamper. If you have a sling, wear the baby. He may be satisfied just to be close to you, resulting in somewhat longer intervals between hunger cues. And at night, make sure your sleep set-up is safe and sleep with your baby. Here's an article on safe co-sleeping to get you started:...