My baby girl is two weeks old and she's been nursing exclusively since birth. We've developed a good schedule and she will nurse for up to 15 minutes at a time. Sometimes she gets fussy and acts hungry when its not time to eat and when I nurse her she will nurse for less than 5 minutes. If I don't nurse her, she cries. I think she's doing it for comfort and I'm afraid if I keep letting her do it, she will only be comforted by my breast. I don't want this to turn into a problem when I return to work and I won't be around to comfort her. I've tried several different types of pacifiers but she spits them out.
Should I keep to our nursing schedule and let her cry? Or is it normal for newborns to "snack" between meals?
I would really appreciate any advice.