I struggle to satiate my LO only during the last feed of the day!

Ichha - posted on 07/09/2016 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I have a 2m old and he feeds very well through the day. He is satiated after all feeds and maintain a 3 hr gap between them. But the last feed of the day is a tremendous challenge as he is hungry no matter how long I feed him for. If he's off my breast, he's crying for more. He gets so tired that he falls asleep sucking but as soon as he realises he isn't feeding he will start howling again. I end up giving him 3oz of formula, after which he plays for a bit and then falls asleep peacefully. The next day is the same again! Does anyone else experience the same thing?

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Sarah - posted on 07/10/2016

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If you can tolerate it and you want to see it thru then go for it, but you need to do what is right for you. If topping him off with a few ounces of formula helps give you some sanity, then I see no issue with it. You do what works best for you. I just wanted to reassure you that this was a typical behavior, and probably temporary. It also could be that time is his "witching hour" as my mom used to say. Seems like most babies have that time of day where nothing can make them content. Early evening was common for two of by kids. One (my first) did nothing but cry for the first 12 weeks of his life, all day, every day! My last was a dream, eat, poop, eat, sleep and sleep and sleep.

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Sarah - posted on 07/09/2016

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This is called cluster feeding and it is very, very normal. it happens towards the end of the day when your milk is a bit depleted and not as supercharged as it is in the early parts of the day. In my experience, this sort of cluster feeding served to bump up my supply and only happened in spurts. But when it did happen, it was just like you say; nurse, doze, scream, nurse doze scream....

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