So, we have finally got to the point where most feeds are mostly pain free, but I'm still having various problems feeding my 13 week old and would be really grateful for any advice.
1. I was expecting that feeds would start to get shorter but instead they have got longer. She regularly takes 35-45 mins per side and she will always take both side if I offer both ( which I do whenever I can). This means feeds are taking 1.5 hours or more. I expected that at the newborn stage but not after 3 months! I don't think it is just because she's comfort sucking - there still lots of swallowing going on towards the end. I almost always take her off my breast once it's clear that she is comfort sucking otherwise we'd be there for even longer! Is it normal for feeds to still take so long?
2. Related to this, I'm concerned that I not feeding her often enough. She sleeps through most nights (eg. 10pm - 6am) and then feeds every 3 or 3.5 hrs but that means only 6 or 7 feeds per day is that enough? She seems happy (mostly) between feeds though there's not a lot of awake non-feeding time! Her weight gain was normal last time we checked.
3. we've had a couple of incidents of mucus in her poo - normal colour (yellow) or a bit green. I know this can be fore/hindmilk imbalance but think that's unlikely as I don't have oversupply and am not cutting feeds short! Is this a worry?
4. She often tugs and squirms during feeds and ends up with a shallow latch as a result. I'll take her off and relatch when this happens but she just squirms off again. Can I help her to stop doing this?