Re: Totally freaked out! Help!
It can be really difficult when one nursing session runs into the next. Does it count as two sessions or just one? What if the baby nurses and then wants to nurse again 10 minutes later? Is that 2 sessions? It does get easier as the baby grows up- I am sorry to keep telling you that the future is rosy when the present is so hard, but it really will get better.
One thing that might help is switch nursing. If baby is spending a lot of time feeding kind of lazily- my LC called it "napping-nibbling"- you can take him off the 1st breast when suckling and swallowing slows and switch him to the second breast. If he starts to act dozy at the second breast, switch him back to the first. You keep switching until baby seems full, falls asleep, or refuses to rematch. In theory, this teaches a baby that being at the breast means feeding actively, not just hanging out and napping in between short burrs of feeding.
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