I am wondering if it is normal (what is normal?) for a 5 week old baby to want to nurse for hours on end? We have him on Zantac for silent reflux and it seems to be helping a lot with keeping him from being in pain and screaming for hours and hours straight.
However, my sister in law was over yesterday and observed that she thinks Aaron is asking to eat more than I'm feeding him (feeding cues etc). I have been afraid to feed him too often because he was "refluxing it back up" but now with medicine, I thought I'd try feeding him more again.
So, last night I gave him both breasts and he drank from both of them for 15 minutes each! The same in the middle of the night twice and then today... he nursed for 3 hours straight!
is there still milk in breasts after being nursed on for that long? Is it ok to nurse him that long? How do I know when to stop? He was swallowing milk, I could hear it!