I've got a really bad cold at the moment and Lil Q is keeping me up alot at night. he went to sleep at 10pm woke me at 1am for 1hr then again @ 5am and ended up getting up with him as he constantly wanted boob. I went to get him weighed and he'd put on a whole 1lb in a week!!! he's 6 weeks on Saturday and he's now 11lb1oz (was 7lb10.5 at birth) my health visitor was concerned about my wellbeing and advised me to try expressing to allow myself a rest. Lil Q is pretty much awake all day and on boob at the mo so i'm not even able to catch up with sleep during the day. I'm in two minds about expressing, yes it would be nice to be able to go shopping, cinema or have a nice soak in the bath without being disturbed but i'm worried about how it will affect his feeding. will it affect his latch when feeding? will he refuse breast when he realises a teat is easy food and doesn't have to work at it? I know it shouldn't affect my supply and could actually increase it. i don't want to end up exclusively pumping, at least when it's a baby doing the sucking it feels more natural. any advice would be appreciated.