My baby is 4 months old. What are signs of being hungry at this age? He sucks on his hands but that's not reliably a sign. He is cranky but that seems related to him fighting naps all day. I offer the breast and he usually takes it at that point.
If he needs to BF 7-8 times a day (according to nursing moms companion) but doesnt seem hungry that many times in 24 hours, what should I do? He sleeps longer stretches at night and usually his last feeding is around 6:30 or 7. I am confused about nursing cues and how to fit in 7-8 nursing sessions in 12 hours or so when he's awake (usually up by 7:30 am and asleep for the night at 7:30 pm with one over the night nursing session). If he only nurses 5 times, should I pump to keep my supply up?