I breastfed my first son until he was 2 1/2. The feedings spaced gradually as he got older but I remember he was nursing around the clock when he was a newborn. This continued until three months when his feedings went to about every 4 hours. Now with my second son, I decided to demand feed instead of watching the clock. Some days he does want to nurse often, other days not. In fact he has long stretches of close to 5 hours of sleep some days and refuses the breast unless he's really hungry. Since he's still so young, 1 month old, I worry he's not feeding enough. He's been gaining weight well. He was born 9/20 at 9.3 pounds, now he's 11.9 pounds. He's also grown in length as well.
I kept a log out of curiosity, one day he fed 6 times the whole day. The next day it was 10. After that it was 5. I'm really confused. Sometimes when I think he's hungry and I have a letdown, he pushes my breast away and just wants to comfort nurse. But when he's hungry and vigorously sucks, it seems like he's drinking from a cup. Sometimes I think he might be taking more milk in for less feedings a day.