I've been through the ringer with my now- 11Wer. Preemie born at 36W, traumatic C-section, separation for 12 hours at birth, a lactation consultant who didn't teach me how to pump thus creating low supply, a tube-fed baby in NICU for two weeks, formula supplementation, neonatal mastitis (as in, my baby had it, not me), an undiagnosed tongue tie (fortunately an IBCLC caught in even though two others had missed it), and most recently a shallow latch.
However, my baby has been on the breast!! since last Wednesday. We had been weaning off bottles of both formula and pumped breast milk. So she usually fed approximately every 2-3 hours. Until yesterday, in which she wanted to eat pretty much every hour, and didn't sleep like usual. She did stretch a four hour sleep at night, but then was nursing basically like two hours last night without stopping (from 2-4 a.m.), then another three hour stretch of sleep.
My gut tells me this is the 12W growth spurt- and to just keep nursing- she's having 6+ wet diapers a day, and several BMs. I weighed her this morning and she was up .5 ounces compared to yesterday (both times naked)..
But one of my friends said "it's just not possible for a baby to nurse 2 hours straight."
I guess I'm falling into the confidence trap- because we have a shallow latch, and we've fought through so much, I guess I'm hyper paranoid that my milk isn't enough. Does that make sense? I guess I just need a little commiseration and support that this won't last forever and that I am indeed doing the right thing.