(Closed) Cluster feeding all day long…

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2001

I think babies have a growth spurt right about now.  That could be why baby is feeding so much right now.  You could also try increasing the amount of time you nurse for each feeding.  That may space the feedings out a bit.  Have you tried a binky?  Baby may be using you as a pacifier.

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Is he actually feeding properly every time, ie swallowing milk? If not he may be using you as a pacifier. My daughter did this and it was exhausting! 

could there be something else wrong that is causing his crying? The nursing may be soothing him but may not be what he is crying for. 

I hope this stage doesn’t last long for you

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2001

Hey, I was just thinking, with my third, I thought she wanted to be fed, but she was gassy and I just kept feeding her.  POOR BABY!!  I finally figured it out, and gave her Mylicon drops.  You would think I would have figured something like that out a lot quicker, but when you are tired and baby is always crying, it’s hard to know!  Maybe you could try the drops with baby?

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I went through this and it is very hard! Good luck to you! You can do it and it won’t last forever. We had a couple rounds with this and it was so emotionally draining. Best to you!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My son acted similarly for a while, and when we went back to the ped’s he had gained wayy more weight than expected, so I guess it was just a growth spurt. I know it seems impossible but he’ll slow down eventually. When we took my son home he couldn’t last an hour without latching on (when nurses said to feed him every 2-3 hours) but now he can almost always do 2 hours during the day, and 3-6 hour stretches at night.

Could you pump and have someone give him a bottle once a day so you can rest? You would probably have to wake up during his 5 hour rest to pump, but then you could have a break later in the day. Good luck! I used to always tell myself that if my worst problem is that my little one wants to eat too frequently, than that is a wonderful problem to have.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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