My baby is 6.5 weeks old. He is starting to become somewhat more efficient at nursing. At this age, is it ok for him to nurse 7-8 (sometimes 9) times per day rather than 8-12? He occasionally will do a cluster feed in the evening kicking us up to 9 feedings, but mostly does 7 or 8 sessions over a 24 hour period. He takes both sides during the session and seems to have adequate wet diapers. His messy diapers have decreased to two GIANT ones per day.
He weighted 8lb13oz at birth and went down to 7lb 14oz at 4 or 5 days old. I'm weighing him in at 10lb 8oz as of yesterday. Is that adequate weight gain? Can I not worry about him scaling back the amount of feedings seeing as he is gaining and he is filling his diapers?