Christina - posted on 08/08/2010 ( 42 moms have responded )
I read through the frequently asked question and got a couple of answers I was looking for. However, I didn't find an answer to one of my questions. After some difficulty getting my baby to latch it was suggested that I use a nipple cover of some sort to help with his latch. It has helped significantly with his latch and he will actually nurse now. However, he seems to nurse constantly. He will literally nurse for an hour or more. And what's worse is even after he nurses he will still take an ounce to two ounces from a bottle that I have already pumped. I've checked and he is getting milk when he nurses so I know it's not that he just latching and not getting milk. He attaches and nurses sufficiently it just doesn't seem to be enough for him. Also, I have noticed his time between feedings has decreased. At night he will still go up to three hours between feedings but during the day and into the evening he is nursing or taking a bottle of breastmilk every hour and a half. I'm just concerned that this isn't normal or maybe he isn't getting enough? Any help or suggestions is GREATLY appreciated!