Re: Frequent feeding
Welcome to the forum and congratulations on making it to 9 weeks of nursing! That's an awesome accomplishment and if you got this far there's no goal you can't reach.
With regard to your baby's nursing frequency, you're not doing anything wrong. On the contrary, by nursing on demand you are doing everything right. The fact that your baby is sleeping 5-7 hours at night is proof: it means that you're giving him enough calories during the day that he's able to go a long stretch without needing to eat. (Nevertheless, don't expect that long sleep stretch to last forever: once teething kicks in- and that can happen at around 3-4 months- many babies start waking a lot at night even when they're getting plenty to eat during the day.)
Nursing every hour is normal for such a young baby, and it won't last forever, I promise! Eventually your baby will go more than an hour between feedings, and even if he continues to nurse every hour he's not always going to take 20 minutes to do it! The world is going to be too interesting for him to want to spend 20 minutes just nursing. By a few months of age, most babies can get a full feeding in just 5-10 minutes. Also, as he gets bigger and stronger and gains more physical control, nursing is going to get easier because he won't need as much help with positioning. That will free your hands up to turn pages, talk on the phone, eat, use the remote... And if you can master nursing in a sling, you'll be able to do almost any task you can think of while nursing.
Do you have a sling? If so, now's a great time to start using it. It's also a good time to think about learning how to nurse in public (NIP) so that you don't feel so trapped in the house. It's easy to NIP discreetly if you have the right tools (the right clothes, a well-stuffed diaper bag that can double as an on-the-go nursing pillow, a cover if you so choose, and confidence!).
Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"