My son is 8 weeks old and we have had our fair share of nursing problems. Mainly he had a posterior TT got it clipped and we are still having to use a shield. But Now we are nursing pretty much exclusively minus bottles for church nursery and stuff like that. We are still having to use the a nipple shield but he is nursing well. Right at his 6 week mark he did have a LARGE growth spurt and at more then I thought possible and it lasted a full 5 days. But two days ago he started eating nonstop. He will nurse for about 45min and then 30min later take a 3-4oz bottle of pumped breast milk. And he is doing this every 2.5hrs. I don't want to give him formula but I can't keep this up. I have a 2yo son that needs attention and with this nursing schedule I can't give him much and it breaks my heart. Is this just another growth spurt or is it something I should be worried about? I know that he is getting a good amount of milk from me because I have very fast let downs and I make plenty of milk. Some times he eats so fast I have to pull him off to breath! HELP! What should I do?
And my other question is, is it even possible to have an 8 week old nursing baby on a schedule? My first son never nursed and my supply dried up early and was on formula so he did well on a very strict schedule. All of this is new to me.