My daughter is almost 8 weeks old and we are still not on a great sleeping schedule. For the last week or two, she has started this new thing where she seems to want to be on my breast constantly. Around 8pm she will eat. After I burp her she gets fussy and starts searching for my breast again. Nothing seems to calm her except putting her back on my breast. She will fall asleep after a few minutes and as soon as I take her off she gets fussy again. This goes on until around midnight or so when she finally falls asleep and stays asleep. I know that after a while she is not getting any milk so I worry that in that last feeding, she just didnt get enough and keeps trying.
I have read that in the first three months of life, babies should be fed on demand so if I cannot calm her by changing, swaddling, or holding her, I feed her. My husband thinks that is why she gets fussy, because she expects that I will put her at my breast and she has gotten used to it. I also know that they go through growth spurts around 7 weeks but I have read that the constant wanting to eat should only last about 2 days.
Please help if you can