I need some advice, please:
I have a 5 month old daughter that I'm breastfeeding. Lately she's been [B][U]whining about every 2 hours so I get up and feed her. I hear her whining but she's not exactly crying. Should I not be responding to her so quickly with the slightest whimper? It seems like she wants to eat every 2-2.5 hours and that she wants to use me as a pacifier when she's done eating. She used to sleep about 4-5 hours when I was feeding her expressed breast milk (we had problems latching on) but now I'm exclusively breast feeding her at night now. Should I wait until she actually cries to feed her? I've tried patting her on the butt and i've tried rocking her back to sleep but that doesn't work. I've also tried giving her a pacifier but when she realizes its not me she breaks out into a full blown cry.
I'd also like to know what I can do to wake her up when she falls asleep eating. I don't produce enough milk by pumping to provide her with a bottle at night, I only produce enough for her daily feedings while I'm away from her. I work long hours so I'm gone from her about 11 hours during the day.
Any advice you can provide will be very helpful.