My baby just turned 6 weeks yesterday! The day before yesterday he was very, very sleepy and going four hours between feedings. At each feeding he filled up at the breast much longer than usual. Then that night he went 6 hours (usually it is 3 to four hours during the night and between 2 and 3 during the day). Yesterday he fed every 2 hours and went almost 5 hours without a feeding at night.
Last night my breasts felt totally "deflated" and I only pumped 2.5 ounces instead of the usual 5 ounces from the weaker breast. He has been feeding every hour to an hour and a half. He seems to be getting good swallows at first, feeds both sides (for much longer than usual), has a few spit ups and burps, and has wet and dirty diapers each feeding. He has been a little fussier the last few days especially at night.
I am assuming the milk flow will improve and this is all part of a growth spurt. Advice, encouragement, and similar stories needed.