Re: Fussy when eating and worried! :(
hi mama, congratulations on your new baby and on making it 5 weeks nursing!
it is very normal for babies to get fussy - especially evenings - around this age. it's also normal to have a growth spurt, where they'll nurse ALL.THE.TIME and you just have to keep switching them back and forth from side to side; eventually they'll stimulate more milk production. it's also very normal to have different amounts of milk in your breasts, most people do. some babies have a preferred side (usually the better-producing one) but it's not a problem unless it bothers you. some moms try to encourage nursing first on the low side to try to even themselves out size-wise, but that's not necessary. (usually the better-producing side is bigger; not for me, but usually!).
also babies get faster at eating, so if he's been on one breast for a long time, it's possible he's just done, or needs to switch sooner than you're used to switching him.
Nursing, pumping, cloth-diapering, babywearing, working professor mama with the awesomest SAHD ever.