I seem to be FULL of questions since I have found this board.....so I apologize. I feel foolish asking so many questions. BUT...........I am gonna anyhowLOL
My newest question is this: When I BF my oldest son Noah I would BF him until he stopped nursing and took himself off the breast. That only took, I dont know, maybe 20 minutes or so.
Now with Wyatt, we will BF for about 15 minutes, sometimes more like 20 or 30, but he has NEVER taken himself off the breast. I feel bad taking him off, but he usually falls asleep is really not "eating" but rather lightly sucking or what I call Fiddling with my nipple. I wonder if this is causing my sore nipples? That is besides the point of the question......do other moms have to take their LO's off the breast like this? Or should I continue to let him stay on the breast for longer, even if it SEEMS like he really isnt eating? I say SEEMS, because what do I know.....he could be getting bits here and there. And he is almost 8 weeks old, and nurses every 1-1/2 to 2 hours. I would LIKE to see this be closer to 2-1/2 to 3 hours. Would allowing him to stay on the breast help this some?
Any advice or tips, or just thoughts.....????