I'm looking for advice from someone who has had a baby who likes to eat frequently who successfully helped baby to eat more at a nursing session.
I'm okay with using nursing to connect with my baby and for "comfort." However, I often find my self in doubt, anxiety and conflict about her frequent nursing. Many times, I'll see posts about frequent nursing, and think, "oh, I'm not alone!!" ...and then I see it's a 5 week old or a 13 week old.
Since I stay at home and I'm tired, I generally find it easiest to simple feed her when she wants. However, I'm not happy with this as we've progressed to 9 months. I try to get her to nurse longer, but she pops her little head up and is ready for the world! Well, for 20-30 minutes. Now, sometimes she will go an hour or maybe even 2 if gets a nap...maybe even 3 or 4 if we have a nap and distraction because we are out and about. But I don't want to be out and about just to keep her from nursing.
I always thought I would use scheduling but then had a baby and realized that it really wasn't want I wanted and my husband is frustrated by anything "because it's time."
I know it's unlikely that I'll find anyone who suggests actually making her wait, but at 9 months, is it possible that moving towards a goal of nursing every 2 hours (along with allowing short "connecting" nursing and/or falling down "reset" nursing as needed, something that is okay for baby? And if so, how in the world do I get her to nurse more than 3-4 minutes at a time?