So, I have EBF my little boy from the time he was born (birth weight 8lbs 15oz 21" long; currently @ two months 15lbs 1oz, 24.75" long). This is my first baby, and I don't know what to do. Everyone thinks I am overfeeding him, and I am worried about him gaining so much weight. He is healthy otherwise. There are "tall genes" on both sides of his family, so he is destined to be a big guy regardless. I feed on demand, but he does have a strong non-nutritive sucking desire so we do use the pacifier (which I feel so guilty for). I have had substantial issues with oversupply, which probably contribute to his weight gain. My body is just really excited about breastmilk - I rarely pump (b/c I am scared it will make it worse) and I block feed.
My pediatrician did not say that his weight is unhealthy, but she did say that I should not be feeding him every hour even if he wants it - that he doesn't really want to eat that often, but rather he wants to suck so I should give him a paci. I am not sure what to do. Should I put him on a feeding schedule? Maybe I am misinterpreting some of his cues as hungry when he just wants to suck. Whenever he is upset (which is often b/c he is a fussy-type baby) I always offer my breast first - maybe I shouldn't do that anymore? Feeding schedule?