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Cluster feeding or crying because of discomfort?

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Cheeka Thu 28-Mar-13 09:51:55

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tiktok Thu 28-Mar-13 11:17:30

Cheeka - lovely to hear about your little ebf twins smile

It's often a concern of mothers that they should not feed in response to their baby's crying in case it exacerbates wind/colic/reflux....but this is largely unfounded. Your DT settles on the breast - just feed her. Babies cry because they need the breast for comfort, closeness, contact and the familiarity of it all. The signs of discomfort are signs of distress - the screwed up face, the knees drawn up, are not necessarily signs of physical pain, this is just how tiny babies cry. It's far easier to feed (even with twins) than to pat, jiggle, soothe and rock.

Just cluster feed, relax into it, and enjoy all your fave tv and box sets smile

MajaBiene Thu 28-Mar-13 11:22:21

If they cry when not on the breast, and stop crying when they are - I would definitely feed!

Cheeka Thu 28-Mar-13 11:39:35

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katiecubs Thu 28-Mar-13 23:05:58

Just to say I have the exact same issue with DS (6 weeks) and I just keep him on the boob all evening! It's starting to get better now and he is gradually going to sleep for the night earlier and earlier smile

P.s well done!!

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