She's been nursing for 5 hours!! Is this normal?

Danielle - posted on 11/01/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )




Little Miss has pretty much been nursing since 7:30, and nearly 5 hours later I'm starting to wonder if I'm running on empty. I know she's going through her 3 week growth spurt, but I didn't think it would be anything like this!

She falls asleep for maybe 10-15 minutes and then 15 minutes later she wakes up screaming and crying. The only thing that will suffice her is breast. She refuses bottles, so my husband can't really help to give me a short break. I'm so tired... I just want a few minutes of sleep, but as soon as my head hits the pillow she's crying again.


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Ariana - posted on 11/02/2012




Um.. she might be using you as a pacifier rather than actually needing milk. Just a thought...

Nikki - posted on 11/02/2012




Have you tried nursing her in bed on your side so that you can lay down? it's easy to do once you get the hang of it. She is most likely going through a growth spurt and is nursing so much to increase your milk supply.

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