@Abby that is so funny! He is adorable!
That’s normal. Could be a growth spurt. Could just want to nurse more frequently which will increase your supply. Just drink some more water and body armor if you can. When my girl was little I tried to drink a bottle of water each time I would nurse her.
Have you been keeping up with your caloric and water intake? Is your period coming? Has something been stressing you out more than normal? Has he been doing more activities to burn more calories to want to cluster feed again? Or have you been outside in the warmer weather as he could be more thirsty because of it? There's a lot of reasons to see a slight dip while nursing and the biggest thing to do is not stress as it's normally something that will resolve in a day or so
@Marianne he completely empties me when he eats, I switch back and forth, twice on each breast, and I usually get maybe a few drops when I pump after
No your supply won’t be dropping. It’s very normal a baby will want to breastfeed every hour or two. The advice that a baby should only feed every 3-4 hours is scientifically incorrect. Do you pump when your baby has a bottle? Giving bottles instead of breastfeeding will lower your supply eventually. https://www.medela.com.au/breastfeeding/blog/breastfeeding-tips/breastfeeding-advice-understanding-and-avoiding-the-top-up-puzzle
Pumping after feeds should help increase your supply. I know it’s exhausting trying to pump after already having fed your baby but it should help increase your supply, plus you’d have milk stored if your not as full as you want to be when your baby gets hungry again. My best friend pumps all the time and she’s basically overproducing now.. not gonna lie, I’m jealous.. so I started pumping and I’m trying to see if it’ll help myself. Maybe it will for you too 🤷🏻♀️
My 4 month old breastfeeds every 2 - 2.5 hours. When my baby goes through a growth spurt or developmental change, her nursing habits will be altered. Right now she’s teething and definitely wants to nurse more at night