- 7 years ago
- Wedding: April 2010
Baby X is almost 6 wks old and EBF, and since he’s been born, his “normal” feeding schedule has been for there to be about an 90min between the start of feedings. The exceptions are when he’s cluster feeding (where he eats every 30-90 minutes around the clock; there have been 4 or 5 of those days) or when he’s sleeping (he usually sleeps for long blocks of 3 hours or so at night and sometimes for naps– he’s a champ that way).
Anyway, is it possible or even desirable at this point to encourage him to space his feedings out a bit more? For my own sanity, I’d LOVE to have a little extra time between feedings. But (because I’ve had the stomach flu & mastitis), I’m still working on establishing/building up my supply. I’m getting different opinions from the pediatrician (yes, give him the pacifier to soothe him, and get him to space out his feedings more so that they’re closer to 2 hours apart) and the lactation consultant (no, breastfeed him on demand, on his schedule, and wait for him to space out the feedings on his own).