I am so thankful that I found this site. I used to be so laid back and I think I'm becoming neurotic over all the breastfeeding questions I have on a daily basis! So thanks for your help
I've heard of babies clusterfeeding, and I think that may be what my son is doing. He'll be awake for 4 hours at a time (a lot for him) and be on and off the breast that whole time. Its really hard for me to tell how much he is getting, especially when he fusses while nursing. After this, he'll sleep for a longer time than I'm used to - over 4 hours sometimes. Is this normal? Should I let him sleep? And as long as there are more than enough wet and poopy diapers and he is gaining weight, do I need to worry about how much and how often he is eating? He is very reluctant to feed once he's ready to sleep or if I try to wake him up, so normally I just feed him when he wakes up on his own.
Thanks so much for your help! Its great to be able to ask someone all these questions!