I just had my daughter 2 weeks ago today via c-section. We have been bf w/one 1/2oz - 1oz suppliments since we were in the hospital.
Now in week 2 she has started cluster eating at least twice a day (2 hours around dinner time and then another 2 hours around bedtime) is this normal? Sometimes I feel like I am not feeding her enough or producing enough milk when she starts this process. So I have started giving her a suppliment at bedtime after 2 hours of letting her cluster eat.
Sometimes I do not mind supplimenting, but other times I get so afraid she is going to choose ff over bf even though I only give her one bottle a day.
Any advice on how to make our bedtime go a little more smoothly would be greatly appreciated.
PS: She eats fine during the day about every 2 or 3 hours, has plenty of wet diapers and bms (2-3/day). My daughter was born at 37 weeks and only weighed 4lbs 15oz (she stopped growing in the womb) and the doctor says she is wanting to eat so much because she is trying catch up in weight . I do not know how true that is but after 2 hours of straight eating my nipples hurt so bad (is that normal.)
I forgot to mention she weats anywhere from 15-20 minutes on each breast.
Again any and all advice is appreciated.