I'm currently EBF my 4th child who turned 2 weeks old yesterday. He was born at 9lbs 1 oz, at one week he was 8 lbs 4 oz, at a doctors appointment a few days later he was back to 9lbs. So, clearly he's getting a good amount of milk and gaining weight. The problem is, I've nursed all my other kids and never did they act like they were starving after nursing as he does. I nurse him for 15-20 minutes per side and offer both sides at each feeding, usually every 45mins to one hour apart. He's constantly hungry even when both sides let down and he's gulping like mad. I had a stomach bug last night through the day today and because I've been so weak and nauseous, we had to supplement with 2oz of formula just to make sure he had enough. It's gotten so crazy that my husband refers to him as the Titty Monster.
I take my vitamins, eat a fairly good variety and have a high level of fluid intake, so I can't understand what's up with him. I want to continue to EBF, but if this keeps up I'm not going to be able to, especially if I have to go back to work soon. Any advice would be appreciated.