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Ebf baby-Cluster feeding should it be every night?

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Wishfulmakeupping Sun 10-Feb-13 08:40:36

My 12 day old baby fed twice last night once at 2am and again at 4.30 am whereas she normally cluster feeds from 1 to 3/4am- should newbirns be cluster feedibg every night or is this a sign that feedibg is settling down?

MoreSnowPlease Sun 10-Feb-13 09:42:15

I think usually the cluster feeding happens in the evening and is more like feeding every half hour, so attached pretty much constantly. Do you mean she was feeding constantly between 1 and 3 am or a feed at 1 and 3 before? Sounds like she may have been cluster feeding between 1 and 3 before and now settling down.

Your prolactin levels are higher over night, between 1am and 4am I think and so baby should feed at least once between these times to ensure adequate milk supply which may be the reason for the 1/3am feeding and now she's happy with your supply she's letting you sleep a bit!

I wouldn't worry, they tend to go up and down in how much they feed depending on growth spurts and know exactly what they need to do. Congratulations!

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