I have a one month old and things are going pretty well. I know everything says the recommended frequency of nursing is every 2-3 hours or more frequently if needed. However, I have received conflicting information on when to begin counting the time. At the hospital we were told from the start of the feeding. My little guy is a slow nurser and spends 30 min on each side. The pediatrician told me at the 2 wk checkup to count from the time he finishes nursing. He also said to limit to 20 min per side but since looking through the information on the forum I have stopped that and allowed him to nurse as long as needed. I do think he cluster feeds at night and has been very fussy for the last week between the hours of typically 10pm-2am and the schedule goes out the window and he seems to nurse almost constantly. I will nurse him to sleep but he wakes back up easily and we try to get him back to sleep with shushing, rocking, and a paci but typically after 15-20 min I give up and put him back on the breast. He mostly sleeps so I know it's more for comfort than nourishment. At first I was really worried about forming a habit of every time he cries, comforting with the breast, but the info I have been reading here has really helped to reassure me that it is ok and nothing to worry about. Thanks!
Does LLL have a recommendation for this?