My LO is amost 6 weeks. He really only eats from one breast every 3 hours. He seems content, sleeps, wets, and poops consistently. Everything I read says that babies should nurse on both sides for at least 15 minutes per side. He normally only nurses from one side for about 10 minutes. When I pump, I get about 3 ounces per side. Last night, he ate from one side and I pumped the other because it was so full. After I pumped, he seemed hungry again so I gave him the expressed milk in a bottle. He gulped that down and slept for five hours. This morning he is back to eating on just one side at a time. After eating and burping and changing his diaper he was still really fussy, so I put him to the breast again and he squirmed and cried. So I just decided that he wasn't fussy because he was hungry.
I guess I'm just confused and concerned because I have read such different views and information and I just want what is best for my baby.
Thank you in advance for any input.