First time poster here. My son is 5 weeks old and I am a first time mom and he is exclusively breast fed. I just watched the Oprah clip with the woman who deciphered baby cries (hungry vs tired vs gassy, etc.). I'm worried that I can't tell the difference between his hungry and his tired cries. I nurse him on demand. LO nurses every 1.5 hours, sometimes every hour, and I usually nurse him to sleep or close to it (he'll fall asleep in my arms or my husband's arms after we rock him). Sometimes I'll recognize his cry as tiredness but if I try and rock him he'll scream at me and try and eat my arm until I feed him. I'm not that concerned about being his pacifier (he won't take a pacifier... He spits them out). But I'm wondering if I'm doing him a disservice or starting bad habits by feeding him so frequently or nursing him to sleep. I guess I'm just looking for reassurance or any suggestions you all might have to change these habits.
As a side note, he's gaining weight just fine and latches on okay and I have no supply, engorgement, or let down issues.