Hey The past fews days haven't been much fun with the breastfeeding, Ella seems to be comfort feeding a lot. I know the idea of breast feeding is that you do it on demand, but I am finding the lack of control over my life really hard to deal with. So today I've decided to try a routine with feeding and feed her every 3 hours (and as much as she wants before bedtime). If she's gripy before a feed then I am hoping to try and distract her etc. Last night she fed from 3pm on and off til 10pm and still woke at 2am. So I didn't feed her, I just gave her her dummy to see if it was food she wanted or comfort. She went back to sleep without a feed til 7am. Now if she'd been really hungry I am sure she would've woken before 7am and definately spat out the dum and had a crying fit. She didn't cry at 2am she was just searching around with her mouth for something (fist, crib bumper etc) and making 'that breathing noise' that preceeds a feed. Have any of you tried a routine with breastfeeding? I don't want to be lynched for not feeding on demand, but I am so tired of it. I was in tears last night when we put her to sleep because I was tired and upset that I hadn't managed to settle her properly all night.