I have a 6 week old that measured 12 pounds at his checkup this week. He was born at 7 pounds. My doctor said that I shouldn't worry about overfeeding him (he's EBF) but I can't help but worry.
How do I distinguish between him actually being hungry and just wanting to suck? We are still feeding him every 3 hours (at what point do these stretches go longer) when he wakes from his naps and seems hungry. I read somewhere that he'll unlatch when hes not hungry, but then I'm not sure if he's unlatching because he's really not hungry anymore or because I have a really OALD and he needs a break. When I put him back on he always seems willing to eat more.
Is it possible to overfeed a BF baby? And how do I make sure I'm only feeding him when he's actually hungry?