Here's some background:
DS is 9 weeks on Sunday and still cluster feeds in the evenings (sometimes even from 2:30!) He's also catnapping in the day other than one good sleep of 2-4 hours. He's usually very unsettled and always grunting and pushing like he's trying to either fart or poo.
I have a few questions:
1. My boobs don't feel as full any more, is this because they are used to knowing how much DS needs?
2. I find that he feeds and will pretty much fall asleep or come off the boob for all of his feeds, so I think he's done and I put him down but then he only sleeps 10-15 minutes and wakes again, I'm unsure if this is from hunger or discomfort. Should I be waking him even if I think he's done to try and put him on again to make sure he's done?
3. He still struggles to get his burps up and is always groaning and grunting and straining to fart, especially whilst feeding. He doesn't have green poos so I don't think it's a dairy intolerance, I think it could be his immature system getting used to processing his feeds. Is it possible to have an intolerance without green poo. Also when do they typically outgrow all of the wind and rock hard tummy issues? DD had silent reflux and CMPI and screamed all the time. DS doesn't scream in pain (though has once or twice) like she did, but the other symptoms are the same. I'm just not sure if I bode my time waiting for his system to mature, or if I should be going down the route of an elimination diet.
Sorry for all the questions and my rambling, part of me wants to switch to formula as he's also always choking on my fast let down which I think gives him terrible wind which I think leads to all of the straining he's always doing, but if I can be reassured all is normal and he will outgrow these things by 3/4 months I want to commit to keep going.
Oh and as a side note It's the convenience of breastfeeding I want to continue with, which is the only reason I don't want to switch to formula, but at the end of the day I want to do what is going to make DS the most settled, which ever way of feeding that might be.