My son, who'll be 3 weeks old on Friday, nurses every three to four hours (once or twice a day, he'll go 2 hours between feedings). He's gaining weight well (was up one pound over his birth weight at his 10-day appointment) and having regular wet and BM diapers. I have to wake him up to feed him most of the time. I wonder, though, if he's nursing enough. It turns out to be about 8 or so feedings a day. His pediatrician and my lactation consultant both said it was fine for him to go 3-4 hours between feedings because he is gaining well, but I remember my older son eating every 2-3 hours when he was this young. At night, he'll even go 4 1/2 to 5 hours -- leaving my breasts very full if I don't wake him up to eat!
Should I be waking him to feed him more often? Advice is appreciated!