I am writing here because my DS has turned 1 week past 3 months, and he still wants to nurse what seems to be an inordinate number of times a day. He wants to nurse as frequently as every 45 minutes, and might go as long as an hour and fifteen minutes wake time, and then 2.5-3 hours sleep time. It is exhausting.
He wets at least 6 diapers, if not more, a day. He only poops on average once every 10-14 days (this after 3 weeks of age). He has been diagnosed with infant dyschezia, although I had a LC inform me that the poop frequency is not unheard of. However, when he does poop, it's a strange bright orange and very few "curds" to be seen.
He is gaining weight, albeit at 3.6 %ile. I am extremely small, and can't help but wonder if he is just barely getting enough. I can imagine that if he dips much lower, the ped will recommend supplementing. What with his extremely frequent feedings, it's impossible to find a good time to pump such that I won't be "stealing" milk away that he'll likely demand shortly anyway.
Does anyone have any advice on whether his feeding pattern, or lack thereof, is normal? Do I have reason to suspect he's not getting enough milk with his demand to nurse so frequently? Is there any trick to get him to possibly lengthen the duration between feedings (aside from just letting him scream? I've tried all manner of amusements. Best thing so far is a car ride, and that's not always convenient or possible)