I have three kids, a 2yr old (born at 37 weeks who I nursed for 13 months); and 3 wk old twins (born at 37 weeks, both nursing great were up 8 & 10 oz from birthweight at 16 days old). I fed my son on a schedule, he never really woke up to nurse as a newborn so I woke him up every three hours. I became really comfortable in this and so he was always nursed on a schedule because he never really demanded. The girls are now seeming to have the same "problem", they are just super mellow babies and I'm scared to let them go long enough to demand feed. Is it because they were born early term and are just sleepy? I really want to let go of the scheduling because I get so tied up in who ate when and how long they nursed for and it seems so unnatural, but at the same time I feel comforted in that I feel like I am controlling the situation. My LC says they are gaining and just let them tell me when they want to eat so I can relax but it's like I don't trust them.
All of my girlfriends kids scream every two hours to eat and I have to wake my sleepy babes every three hours. Any suggestions on how to switch to demand feeding?? Thanks so much.