Re: Comfort Nursing?
With such a young baby it is usually best to feed them on demand. Don't worry, you are not forming bad habits or spoiling him- babies this young can't be spoiled. He is learning that when he is hungry you are available to feed him and that is something that is important for him to know. He may be going through a growth spurt, which means is needs the extra milk he's getting nursing more frequently.
I know it seems like thay nurse round the clock, but it really doesn't last that long (looking back on it- I know it seems to go on forever while you are going through it) and he will work himself into a schedule eventually. They get better at nursing as they get older so it won't take as long to nurse and their stomachs get bigger so they will go longer in between feeds.
For now, you are doing the best thing you can by feeding him when he asks for it. If you think he's asleep, and he is only actively sucking every few seconds or so you might try unlatching him gently to see if he is done eating. I do this when my lo's sucks slowed down and she'd usually stay asleep.
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