I am a second time mom but with my second DS we are exclusively breastfeeding (first son had to be supplemented). So this on demand nursing for his first month is quite new to me. He is 20 days old and here's my experience. Can someone comment if they have similar experiences and/or any suggestions/advice?
It seems to me that at night time particularly (i.e., after 10 pm) my LO nurses for just a few minutes (maybe 5-7) on a side and then falls asleep. I attempt to transfer him to the bassinet without waking him and he wakes up wanting to eat again. The only way to soothe him is to have him nurse again. And again it's just a few minutes. Last night this repeated for 2 1/2 - 3 hours until finally he stayed asleep. I have to assume it's more comfort for him than actual food. During the day he seems to have more productive nursing times though most of the time when he's awake he is in fact hungry. He's gaining weight like a champ so I'm sure he's getting enough.
Suggestions? Would others continue to just have him nurse until he's satisfied enough to get some rest on his own at night? Should I just assume this first month is getting to know eachother and establishing supply and I should just take it a day at a time? Would love others comments