First off, let me thank anyone who can help me with this. I have come across so much conflicting advice (or no advice at all) I feel completely lost. I also apologize for this being so long.
My problem? I am worried my baby's eating (and sleeping) habits are going to kill my supply. A little backstory: I have a newborn (2 weeks today) and at her one week doctors appointment they were concerned about her weight loss (8lbs8oz at birth, down to 7lbs13oz). At that point she had been eating every 3 hours, 8-10 minutes per breast, and I was offering both breasts. I thought maybe she wasn't getting enough hind milk since I still felt really full after she'd eat, so I began offering the "first" breast again instead of the second, and alternating breasts every 3hrs. At 12 days old her weight was up to 8lbs6oz (aka- a gain of 9oz in 5 days).
Now, I had heard that feeding like this was fine as long as each breast was being eaten off of every 6 hours (which based off her pre-week old schedule was no problem). Unfortunately, my baby takes after her mommy and loves her sleep! She's been sleeping 4-5 hour stretches in the early am and afternoon, which means one unlucky boob goes 7-8 hours without being eaten off! Is this going to kill my supply?
Waking her up in the afternoon isn't much of a problem, but I actually enjoy her sleeping like that at night.
p.s. I have already thought of simply offering both breasts again... but she now only takes a "second" breast about 25% of the time. Her nursing has increased to 15-20 minutes on one breast with no breaks. If she unlatches around the 10 minute mark I can usually get her to eat off the second breast, but as I said this is pretty rare. I also don't want to unlatch her before she finishes the first breast because I feel like this would deprive her of the hind milk I wanted her to get in the first place! Help??