My 8-week-old is a big time snacker... he will only nurse on one side per feeding, and either falls asleep when I burp him or after burping he's just not interested in taking the other side. Then without fail, around 30 min or so later, he wants to eat again.
Were he my only child, I'd probably just deal with this. However, he's my third and I *need* to be able to do laundry, make meals, spend some time with his sisters, etc.
Also... he needs more of a nap than 30 minutes (I also could use more than 30 min of sleep in a stretch - especially at night).
I have tried wearing him - he still wakes up or wants to eat every 30 min. I am not able to nurse while wearing him - I have tried with my two older DDs and also with this one... I'm just completely incapable without ending up with damaged nipples and a pissed-off baby.
I know breast-fed babies aren't supposed to be on a schedule, but I almost wonder if he needs to be on a schedule (flexible, obviously I'd feed him if he's starving). Something like where I distract him/put him off for 2 hours (start-to-start of feedings) so that maybe he'd actually eat more than just one side?
Honestly, the only other thing I can think of at this point is to switch to formula so that he's full a bit longer, even though I know that's not a guarantee. His pediatrician suggested doing the Enfamil AR at night to see if he'd sleep longer than 30 min, but I've avoided that so far.