She usually nurses 7x in a 24 hour period. I know this in on the low end, but it's all I've been able to manage. Even waking her up at night. She seems to be gaining ok and diapers look good, so I'm trying to go with that. The IBCLC said to stop watching the clock and not to worry about the number of feedings. She seemed to think that she is taking in a large quantity during each feed (I am only nursing 1 side each feed...and was able to pump 4 oz easily with my manual pump one morning after she was refusing a feed so I'd have to agree).
Thank you again for sharing what is working for you. Just knowing that someone else is dealing with this as well is keeping me going most days.
I have to take my 27 month old for speech therapy every Wednesday morning at 9 and it used to be this elaborate choreographed morning thing to keep the house quiet enough for the baby to HOPEFULLY nurse before we go, and this morning, before we got out of bed, we played a little bit, and I *still* had to fight her thumb, and she *still* popped off until my milk letdown, and she *still* got too much too fast (spitup), but after my milk letdown, she NURSED calmy in my arms and softened my breast and even giggled a little bit resting against my breast while playing with my hair afterward.
I am MORE THAN convinced that it will continue to improve. I can't wait to see what the next month holds!!
My LO is 7.5 months old we just started using Zoli straw cup. I got it on amazon, she loves it.