My baby will be a week old tomorrow and I have a few questions re: his feeding schedule and engorgement. BF is going pretty well so far. I've noticed that for the past 2 nights he has wanted to feed constantly for about 2 hours before he goes down to sleep. Last night I overslept my alarms that had me on schedule to feed him every 2 1/2 hours like I do during the day. I didn't wake up until he woke me up b/c he was hungry--which turned out to be twice during the night--every 4 hours. I'm wondering if I should still wake him up every 2 1/2 hours at night even though he is cluster feeding before he goes to bed. Oh, he also fed for a long time when he woke up this morning. Or should I just let wake up on his own when he is hungry? Also, the two times he woke me up last night to eat my breasts were very large. I have a feeling after he was done I could get some out with a pump b/c they were still very big. Should I pump after these feedings or let my milk supply regulate itself?
Thanks for your help.