Oh, yes, the "on demand" thing, I was going to say: You should offer the breast every time he mouths something, licks his lips, fusses, hiccups, whatever. First check the baby's pants (but with a breastfeeder, you're unlikely to have a surprise poop!), but then offer the breast! It's physically impossible to overfeed a breastfed baby. They self regulate and simply turn away if they're not needing to nurse. And, no, you won't spoil them, either. Often, and I found this especially with my easily overtimulated baby, nursing cures all that ails. If they're thirsty, they can nurse. If they're tired, they can nurse (breastmilk has a sleep inducer in it!)...and by all means! If the baby is still latched on when they fall to sleep, PLEASE don't latch them off. I promise that, EVENTUALLY, when they're done, they'll unlatch themselves! It is very common for a breastfed baby to feed and sleep at the same time. Even those tiny little flutter sucks are getting milk and stimulating the milk glands! If they're overstimulated, nursing will often calm them. THink about it. The baby is looking at YOU, away from all the broo-ha-ha that's causing them distress. The baby is suckling, which causes you to release relaxin, which helps to de-stress them. You two make your own little universe, away from what is ailing them. ESPECIALLY if you're using a sling or a wrap! So, part of the trick in "figuring out their cries?" Nursing often fixes it, whatever "it" is. Sometimes it doesn't, but you should always keep it as one of your VERY first lines of defense! ESPECIALLY if you had low milk supply last time! Again, LLL is a fabulous resource. And they're FREE! PLEASE avail yourself of them!
Okay. Off my soap box. Hope some of that helped, too.