My 8 day old son has some very strange feeding patterns!
It was recommended to me by my birth clinic to feed on demand. During the day he has been feeding VERY frequently - almost every hour for about 25-30 minutes. During that time he falls asleep often and slips off the nipple. I've been waking him, burping, handing him to my husband etc in an effort to make the feeds longer, but he just loses interest after 25 minutes.
Then he'll sleep for half an hour and wake up crying for breast again!
Every time he needs a nappy change, he wants to feed afterwards before he'll go to sleep.
NIGHT time is a completely different matter. For example, I finished feeding him at 5am and it's now 9am- he's still fast asleep. That seems like a long time between feeds (not that I'm complaining, after spending ALL day yesterday with him attached to me!)
Should I be worried? I don't want to wake him, since he's so restless during the day.