DTs are now 2.5 weeks and DTS still cluster feeds pretty much every night. He gets to the almost sleepy stage and then <ping> eyes open, mad head shaking squealing bobbing on and off for hours - it can go on til 11 easily. Now wide awake - hasn't had a proper sleep since 2 and this is not unusual. His sister is fast asleep. He feeds well during the day and over night but I would like a bit of my evening back. Any hope/ideas? I have tried letting him stay on the breast for ages (they are not fast feeders so am talking about after an hour here) and also taking him off when pretty sleepy but notmcompletely gone. Seems to be the same result no matter what.Complicated by the fact that I am normally feeding both tandem on my own which means logistics are harder and I only have one boob to play with here.
Not really, my dts are 7 months and still cluster feed through the day, however we have night time pretty much worked out. Also, mine are still waking up around 2-4 hours, feeding each time. I think it just depends on the child.
DTS not a fan of feeding lying down the little sod. He only does it with a fat engorged morning boob. DTD is much more amenable to lying down. Might have to work on evening feeding upstairs rather than in front of the Telly. Wonder if he is over stimulated.
MM - don't say 7 months!! I can handle the 2 hourly feeds during the day but would like a bit more peace in the evenins to make up for it, even if it is just to catch an hour's sleep (daytime sleep is pretty hit or miss - Ihaven't had a daytime nap in weeks becaus they are so unreliable).