So I have been chatting with some other nursing moms and learned that my baby nurses a lot more than theirs do.
She is 3 months old, gaining well, and has lots of pee and poop diapers.
We cosleep and she sleeps about 6 hours at night. Sometimes she wakes for a nighttime feed and sometimes she sleeps right through. She typically has 2-3 naps throughout the day as well.
The thing is that she still feeds 12-14 times a day, and she'll feed for 15-20 minutes. If she has a nighttime feed it will be a very long feed, more like 30-40 minutes.
What am I doing wrong? I feed her on demand. I am gently encouraging a loose routine by offering the breast every hour at certain times of the day. That way at other times she will nap for 2 or 3 hours and I can get things done.
Her nursing often doesn't bother me. I would say I spend about 6 or 7 hours a day with her at the breast but I don't mind spending that time with her. Just wondering if I am doing something wrong. Maybe because of the hot summer she is thirsty? That's the only thing I can think of.