Re: After 5 months you'd think...
I don't even feel my letdowns after the first couple of months. It's pretty common to stop feeling them.
I also don't really pay attention to baby to see how much he's swallowing. If he's on the boob, good. If he's popped off, then I usually assume he's too distracted/gassy/tired/full to want to nurse anymore.
Catherine, tandem nursing mama to Preschooler Girl 9/08 and Toddler Boy 3/11
Breastfeeding for 4 years and counting!