Re: Little problem with feeding on deman
I'm reviving this thread because I'm in the very same boat with my own 6.5 week old son. For the past two days he's appeared to need to nurse constantly -- there were times yesterday where I nursed for two hours straight with only a ten minute break when I tried to burp him and see if he was done. If he's not nursing he's got fussiness that sounds frustrated and tired, but not actually hungry, yet he's doing other hunger cues like the side to side head movement and kind of licking/smacking his lips.
When I'm holding him he wants to eat and won't be soothed any other way, but my husband was able to soothe him last night, making me suddenly doubt my ability to read his cues right. Given that this is week 7, his fussiness level has gone up in general, and he seems to be frustrated if he's not nursing, is it safe to say that this is a growth/development spurt and I'm likely feeding on demand correctly? I'm sort of worried that I'm "making" him eat when that's not what he needs.
First-time mom to Markus, August 17, 2011.