I just want to describe the two main types of feed that we have - to know what I should be changing.
Baby acts hungry (rooting etc.), I put baby to breast. Baby sucks hard after letdown, for anywhere between 30 seconds to 5 minutes.... then he starts sucking with little sucks. He may fall aslep, and I'll wake him by doing breast compressions or switching sides, burping him etc. Even if he isn't falling asleep, he'll suck with tiny little sucks and no audible swallowing for ages...none of the above helps for more than 2 or 3 sucks. Is he taking milk in this time? When am I meant to stop him from feeding? I've tried not stopping him and he can do these tiny sucks for 2 hours (that's the longest I've let him before taking him off). And even after that, he will root either right away or 5 minutes later, and act hungry. Surely this means I don't have enough milk? Now, I tend to take him off after 40 minutes or so, but like I said, sometimes he wants more not long after. I do want to feed on demand - but I need to be able to get dressed, go to the bathroom, tidy the house, go out to the grocery store etc.! What's going wrong???