My baby is 10 weeks old and still feeds almost hourly during the day! During the night, he would feed every 2-3 hourly. He has been feeding hourly since we returned from the hospital. He would always be very sleepy, suckle on one breast only and refuse the other. I tried all ways but can't wake him to nurse longer. If he does wake, he will cry and push my breast away with his hands! He spends only about 5-10 minutes each time on one breast. I was told that by the second month, baby should be able to go longer between feeds. Is there any way I can get him to nurse longer so he doesn't wake hourly for his feeds?
While he will usually go back to sleep after suckling for just 5-10 minutes, sometimes he will fuss and gets very frustrated as if he wants more but can't get anymore from the breast. He will then cry and scream very loudly but he will not suckle any more! Is this a sign of growth spurt (as it happens sometimes only) or is my milk supply not enough to meet his demand? He weighs around 6kg at 9 weeks, which I believe is a healthy weight. He has 3-4 dirty diapers and 5-6 wet diapers each day.
I am worried that my supply may not be sufficient for him - I always have this fear! Apart from pumping, would expressing by hand work the same in helping to increase milk supply? There's no sucking at the breast but emptying of the breast, will this help?