But I feed DD on demand. After a lowish weigh in I started offering very frequently. Turns out she loves this! Every hour! Can't even fit naps in now... her or me. But that's a different thing for me to fret about.
She's happy in herself but I see other (breastfeeding) mums who can go out etc and am feeling major envy! Had to cancel a trip to central London today (I wear her out and about and feed out well) in case she got hungry on the tube and I missed my stop!
Grumble grumble... 2 or 3 hour gaps like before would be a joy (especially as at night she is happy with just 2 wakes! Probably full from the day!).
if it were summer I'd go to the beach and have my boobs out all day!!
Puppy yep my DD is a similar size. She's perfectly healthy and only feeds twice night so I'm not too knackered either.
DH says if I'm busy wait till she's rooting and slightly vocalising (obvs not crying but actively signalling) rather than offering 'by the clock' as you're right who would refuse? Think I've got into that habit actually and I should remember feeding on demand is just that! She is an alert healthy baby and will demand!
yes I agree, I wait until he is starting to get moany (he has a milk moan!) then feed him.
I found the same as he used to do every two hours but now really can easily go 3, I have to remind myself this when im looking at the clock wondering if he is hungry!
think you just have to trust them and remember they will let you know if they need milk! and dont worry about weight, I always think if he is happy, gaining weight and getting bigger (I can tell from his clothes) then I don't worry about what the 'charts' say.
I find that having my son in a sling is the best way to space out feeds... It seems counter intuitive but I think being so close to the source gives him both the comfort of closeness and the confidence that he could get some milk if he needed it . He generally dozes off well and then has a good long feed when I was take him out, breaking the vicious circle of snacking/hunger.