My little girl, seven weeks old today, never got the memo re: spacing between feedings. We nurse on demand and she requests very frequently. I don't count or time feedings, but when awake an hour or so is probably the maximum she wants to go. She naps well and usually gives us one four-hour stretch at night, her diaper output is good, and we haven't had any over- or undersupply issues. Without any cause for concern, I'm fortunate enough to be able to roll with whatever she needs and am (usually) totally at peace with this being what's right for her--read and loved So I Nursed Him Every 45 Minutes--but I'm curious as to what others' experiences have been with babes who start off eating this way.
Did your frequent nurser become a less frequent nurser over time, or did s/he maintain that pattern throughout your BFing relationship? Are there any factors you think contributed to frequent feeds in your particular situation? (For example, my daughter was born full-term and perfectly healthy but pretty small, 5.5 lbs, and I wonder how her eating patterns might change as she catches up. She put on 3.5lbs in 6 weeks, so she has definitely been working on it..)
Edited by hyde - 11/5/12 at 7:36am