How does one know if your baby is constantly sucking to try to increase your supply of milk or just using your nipple as a pacifier? My baby is 13 days old and for about 4-5 hours a day he will suck every hour or more frequently. At night he ***** every 3-4 hours and most of the day every 2-3 hours. I know it takes about 2-3 weeks for my milk to reach his demand but I am worried he is becoming a "snack and snoozer"?
Sounds like a growth spurt. I keep meaning to add a health page with the common ages of those things and keep forgetting.
Generally the first 4 weeks consists of back-to-back spurts to really establish your supply. On demand feeding will help with that for sure. You should be seeing them about every 2 weeks for the first 2 months and then they spread to 3 weeks, than 4 weeks.
He is right on track with his nursing schedule for sure by the sounds of it.
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