When can you (or when did you personally) switch from watching the clock for feedings to feeding on demand.
I was nursing a LOT (18 times a day) but as soon as my son's weight gain looked good I was anxious to ease off. He is almost 4 weeks old.
2 days ago I popped in for another weight check and it looked like a 13 ounce gain in 6 days time so I am really wanting to back off -- in fact the past couple of nights I have let baby sleep for a 6-7 hour stretch. And during the day I let him sleep a little longer so I can squeeze in a shower or meal for myself, do household chores, etc.
Should I keep counting the hours and make sure we nurse 12 times a day? Until when?