Echoing that every baby is different - it’s early days, but Baby From Mars is now 9 weeks, and has been sleeping from around 9-5 every night since 5-6 weeks, and before that would only require one feed in the night from a week or so.
I’ve been breastfeeding on demand, and she’s set her own schedule, which has worked out well for both me and her dad - he’s not woken a single night since she was born (although a factor is that he is a heavy sleeper!).
But in the early days, expect very broken sleep - the best advice I got was sleep whenever the baby does, and don’t use that time to catch up. You have no idea what the baby will do in the future, so bank sleep, don’t think you’ll be able to catch up.
Should you want to put her on a schedule, other friends have reported success with ‘Save our Sleep’ - although I have to say we tried it for a day at 2 weeks, and she and I were both so ragged at the end of the day that I chucked it in, and we’ve both been happy ever since. Have you ever tried to wake and feed a baby that wasn’t interested? Bloody hard! But def works for others, you’ll have to wait and see what you get.
In terms of breastfeeding, I found Dr Jack Newman’s site very useful - down to earth info and videos showing correct latching. I also got adopted by a great lactation consultant from my ob’s office, and she was very much ‘whatever works for you’ about both feeding and sleep.
Dispite feeding successfully from minutes after birth to discharge from hospital, I had tremendous difficulty latching her on once my milk came in, and I got terribly engorged - she literally couldn’t get her mouth on, dispite an hour of my mother and I squeezing my nipple into all sorts of shapes to get it in her mouth. The saving grace was these nipple shields from Avent, which got us through those rough couple of weeks until we could learn/cope with feeding without (I had no idea how much towelling myself off after a shower could hurt!).
I know, everyone and his dog recommends against shields, but for me it was a matter of use them or not breastfeed - and my lac consultant backed me up on this, and I’ll love her forever for it. Feeding is great now, and I never thought I’d say that!