Nicole - posted on 12/29/2008 ( 8 moms have responded )
So my 3.5 week old will feed literally forever if I let her. She just stays on and never wants to come off. I've started restricting the time on each breast to 20-25 minutes but I'm worried that since she usually falls asleep on each breast that she's not getting enough at each feeding and most importantly not getting enough of the hindmild to help fill her up. Also, I find it hard to tell when she's truly hungry because she'll take the breast any time I offer it. But how do I know if she's really hungry, gassy, tired, or whatnot? If I offer it every time she's fussy then I'm feeding her every hour (which is really only about 30 minutes since I last took her off since it takes her 40-50 minutes to feed), making it hard to leave the house when she's feeding so often. Suggestions would be most helpful!