Hi I'm jessica, a first time mother. My son Kai is now 4 weeks old today. The only way I can calm my son down is if i nurse him. I literally nurse all day long. Sometimes for hours. If he falls asleep and I move him he wakes up and then just wants to go back to nursing. He is gaining weight. He has frequent wet diapers. His bowel movements are spaced but i've been told at my LLL meeting as well as by the pediatrician that this is perfectly normal. I love nursing him and i realize infants need to be nursed sometimes every hour and a half but nursing him for hours on straight is really taking a toll on me. Is this appropriate behavior? Just now he nursed for 40 minutes straight, fell asleep for 5 and something triggered him to wake up (while on my lap and I was typing this) and now he wants my nipple back in his mouth. He isnt swallowing he is just constantly pacifying on me. PLEASE HELP :**(. If I start to walk him or try another method to calm him he just sits there and roots and cries.