Hi! New here. This is my second child, but my first to be exclusively breastfed. Let's just say it was a rough start with my first that only got rockier, and our breastfeeding relationship ended at 3 months. I felt like a complete failure, and those feelings are coming back to haunt me. This time I am determined to do better! I've made it two weeks, but I'm so worried about a repeat of whatever happened with my first that I may be over-analyzing and over-stressing. Yikes. Novel. Sorry.
My issue is this: My son will feed for a good 10-15 minutes on each breast at night and in the morning every 2-4 hours and seems satisfied after; but for some reason, he's constantly demanding to be at the breast all afternoon! He'll start around 2pm and scream inconsolably if I take him off until after 6pm! (He's fussy about it then, too, but may be too tired to cry for long?) He doesn't seem satisfied, but he's VERY lazy about sucking during this 4-hour stretch. Most of the time he's doing the non-nutritive sucking, which scares me because that's what my daughter did and it caused a lot of problems. I can't seem to keep him awake, and I'm dealing with a jealous toddler on top of it all. Any ideas on what's going on, or tips on what to do? I'm worried about whether my supply will decrease because of this and whether or not he's getting enough.