I am looking for guidance with *how often* and *duration* for breastfeeding my 3 month old baby girl. Up until the past week or so, I would nurse 8-9 times a day, around 10-15 mins per breast (baby usually takes both breasts per feeding). Just recently, the feedings have decreased to 7 per day and the baby nurses on average 5 mins per breast. She fusses if I try and force her to nurse longer. It seems like she is still getting enough milk as she is spitting up quite a bit even with the fewer feedings and shorter durations.
Here are my questions:
1) Does the frequency and duration change each month? What should I expect from here on out?
2) Is 5 mins per breast an acceptable feeding duration?
3) Is my milk supply going to drop due to the decrease in frequency of feedings?
4) How does longer sleep durations (6 + hours at night) effect milk supply?
Age: 11 weeks (almost 3 months)
Weight: 14.5 pounds (9.2 pounds at birth)
Diapers: Has about 4-6 poopy diapers and always has wet diapers