sorry to disagree with NannyB but it is absolutely normal to feed very regularly in the first weeks. She is growing quickly and her needs are increasing rapidly, this is how your supply increases for her. Breastfeeding is great but is also hard work sometimes, I remember feeling like I was just a walking boob !
Try to enjoy the contact, find ways to allow her to nurse without you being overly restricted baby slings are great for that.Also my biggest tip ( after 4 babes) is to stop looking at the clock. So often u are asked "how often does she feed" blahblah & we get so focused on if it is too regular, not enough... just don't look at the clock, you will stop trying to calculate the gap, & it really helps to focus on this feed rather than the time since the last feed. At the end of the day, she is only a tiny 3 week old & you are the only safe thing she knows. She feels safe & loved when she is on you, & that is perfect xxx
at 6:31 PM on Mar. 24, 2011