The nurse wants me to feed her at least every two hours but my baby would rather just sleep through it and nurse later. It doesn't help that she's been having problems with what they think is reflux. But they're not certain.
Anyway! Would it be alright to continue on the on demand train or should I wake her and insist she eats since its been so long?
Thanks for all the advice, ladies! I've been feeding her every two hours all day and although nursing without her signal to start makes her a bit fussy, we're getting it done. They checked her bilirubin earlier and said she's borderline jaundice so I've been making sure I stick to the two hour schedule to get her little insides moving. It doesn't seem to be helping though. She hasn't pooped since last night. Which concerns me a little. I feel like maybe if she nursed for longer than 20-30 minutes at a time, she'd be a poop factory. But that's probably normal because no one has checked her feeding chart and said anything about trying for longer. She had two dirty diapers yesterday that were mostly meconium. It wasn't really sticky at all and they're just a dark greenish color, not black. So maybe this crappy hospital food is stopping her up or something. I don't know... Just thinking sort of out loud. The only person I've really talked to in the last day and a half is just a day and a half old and most of that is "I'm sorry, I know you hate it, we're almost done." and "are you hungry? Eat good and poop, pinky."
My husband has been home cleaning the house all day and has to be home every so often to deal with the dog so I'm practically single momming it here.