I've felt like I'm nursing all the time, so I decided to keep track today. In the past 12 hours, I've nursed 9 times...and dd likes to nurse for a looooong time--I have one 10-minute nursing in there, but most are over 20 minutes and four times it was 40-50 minutes (which only ended b/c I took her off). If I try to take her off (b/c it seems like she's comfort nursing), she screams. I can often occupy her for 20-30 minutes, but then she wants to eat again. Is this normal? I wouldn't mind so much, except that I have severely injured nipples right now (due to Raynaud's), and the more she nurses, the less able they are to here. She's 7 weeks, BTW...and not having a growth spurt. This is just normal. She does sleep for a long time at night--usually one 6-hour stretch, sometimes a little less or a little more, then a meal, followed by one 2-3 hour stretch.