So my DD is 7 days old today and I'm feeling a little lost trying to work out how often to feed. Currently we are Breastfeeding every feed but it just doesn't seem to be enough and she is being topped up with around 80mls of formula something I really didn't want to do but the hospital suggested this was my only option as she was so hungary.
It takes me around 90mins to feed both sides and around 1hour to settle this is when I usually do the top up bottle. She then sleeps for 4-5 hours. So from start of feed to next wake up can be 7 hours.
I'm starting to think my problem is that the feeds are to big and the sleeps to long and I might need to wake her up and feed more often to cut out the formula? I'm not even sure how many feeds I'm suppose to give her a day.
Any help or suggestions appreciated just feeling so lost and confused and really want to exclusively Breastfeed if I can but feel its slipping away.