i do offer the second boob and half the time he will take it
sometimes he does seem hungry but at least part of it is comfort
he hates the dummy but i am persistin..he has just found his thumb in the last few days too....
i do bring him into bed with me and feed lying down but really dont like it and sometimes sleep worse than sitting up feeding then putting him back in his cot
i guess i will just keep going with the flow and try to push him a bit longer if i know he has had a particularly good feed
just conscious of going back to work in the not too distant future
I'm sure you've thought of trying ebm in a bottle in the late evening, after a breastfeed (when your supply is lowest anyway), to see if that will buy you both a longer stretch of sleep?
it should give you a clearer idea of whether he's waking for food, or just for comfort, in which case it might be easier to to experiment with leaving him for a bit, to see if he will resettle himself.
popsycal,dd1 started doing this at 6wks,after previously going 3 hours between feeds.She wasn't physically taking any more milk,just the same amount every 2-2.5 hours.It turned out that she was a 'sucky' baby & just wanted comfort,so we introduced a dummy & that did the trick.