My 7 week old has started STTN which some would claim would be a good thing. Unfortunately, I have noticed a big hit to my supply. We put him down around 10:00pm with his last feeding being around 9:30pm or so. And for the past 3 nights, he hasn't gotten up until 6:30am. Each night, I pump for comfort around 2:30am/3:00am, but I don't empty the breast in case he wakes up to nurse. I do notice that by 2:30am and 6:30am my breast are hard as rocks.
During the day, I have noticed that LO is satisfied after the first couple of nursing sessions, but by the noon seems like he is fishing at the breast for more milk (e.g., he is falling asleep more and it is taking longer to satisfy him). Has any one experienced this? Is he too young to STTN? Should I wake him up ever 3-4 hours at night to eat instead? If it matters, I am still waking him during the day to eat every 2 to 3 hours if he has yet to eat. Do those that feed on demand generally let their LO go longer than this during the day?