Many mums feel as though their babies are always hungry or not satisfied, especially in the early days of breastfeeding.
In the early days it is completely normal for babies to feed regularly. They have tiny tummies, and they need refilling often, day and night!
Babies also like to breastfeed for reasons other than hunger. Breastfeeding means they are close to you, can hear your heartbeat and feel your skin. It is a safe and comforting place. This is a good thing!
Frequent feeding in the early days also helps your body to learn to produce more milk and set you up for breastfeeding your baby as they grow.
Sometimes babies ‘cluster feed’ which means they want another feed almost as soon as they have finished one. This might happen at a particular time of day (such as the evening) or might be part of a developmental phase, often called a growth spurt. If this only happens for a day or two, or only at a particular time of day (and is not all day long) then it is nothing to worry about.
If you still feel concerned, then it might be that a change of position could help baby to attach to the breast more effectively. You might wish to review our information about positioning and attachment or speak to a breastfeeding supporter, health visitor or your midwife.