Re: Frequent feeding help
Welcome to the forum! No-one here is going to think you're crazy, because a lot of us have babies who nurse as frequently as yours does, or even more so. And that includes during the night! My first kid ate hourly during the day, and was up 5-8 times per night. My second was a little more reasonable, and only ate every 2-3 hours at night. That sort of feeding pattern is entirely normal: breastfed babies tend to prefer an eating pattern where they take in small, frequent meals (a.k.a. "snacks") rather than large but infrequent ones. There are good reasons for this. First, breastmilk digests fast, usually in about 90 minutes. Second, infant tummies are tiny, and breastfed babies tend to take in much smaller meals than their formula-fed peers. Third, frequent feedings help maintain a good milk supply, because milk supply is created by demand.
The whole idea that babies should eat infrequent large meals and sleep long stretches at night is based on the behavior of formula-fed, intensively scheduled infants. It is not NORMAL behavior for human babies- if you want to see normal behavior, you need to observe a breastfed baby!
As long as the feeding pattern and frequent night-wakings don't bother you, then don't let anyone make you feel bad about doing what feels right to you and what is clearly right for your child!
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