I'm afraid my dd1 fed every 2 hrs during the day until weaning at 6 months! Dd2 went a bit longer between feeds (both bf), but I would agree you should just follow their lead. Personally, I never managed much of a routine until we started solids, but everyone's different.
I guess he is, but then this morning he's been asleep since 9.15 and I fed him three hours ago. Should I wake him up?
When he goes for these longer stretches in the day (but not at night) I will offer him both boobs as he's normally quite hungry.
I've got a 2.5 year old and it took AGES for him to get in a proper groove, which is why I am less patient this time I think.
BTW Jilted - you were very kind when I had blocked ducts and offered lots of helpful advice. I went and saw a BF counsellor last week who said that a combination of oversupply, fast let down and lazy latch from DS were contributing. I am now trying to be more disciplined with his latch, but it's still a struggle to get him to open his mouth properly! She said it was deffo laziness (and me letting him get in to bad habits) vs tongue tie.
Yes - ergo baby which I love. A million times better than the shit baby bjorn I had with ds1.
Laughed at the bf lady last week when she asked where ds2 slept. I said that in the daytime it was either sling, pushchair or baby bouncer (when exhausted and ignored at the end of the day!!). She said I needed to try and do at least one sleep in his cot. But with ds1 to keep busy, trying to get him in the groove of a big nap at home is tantamount to suicide! He self settles for night feeds (dummy to go off at night) which I don't think is too bad. Right? Main thing is that he isn't fed to sleep and we only use the dummy for the eve sleep or when I do try and out him down at home. He's keen to get his fist/thumb in his mouth and so I think that in a few weeks once his control is better, the dummy will be sidelined.
Sorry, massive diatribe. I just always struggle to trust my own judgement!
He's clearly ahead of me and the HV - slept from 8-4 last night (with a dreamfeed at 10.30) and then through to 8am! Had to check him multiple times as I was terrified something was wrong - so typical that I feel knackered .
I remember from DS1 that nights like this are hard because you know what they're capable of, but then a repeat is often way off!! Love him though, such a good boy.