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ebf crying at a set time but I don't think it's colic

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Jumpingovaries1 Sat 01-Nov-14 22:25:13

Hi my 5 week old is ebf and really content during the day feeds every 2 to 3 hours during the day until about 6 pm when she feeds pretty much constantly until 9 ish when she just crys there doesn't seem to be any soothing her. This lasts approx an hour then she is back to her normal self. Any suggestions of what could be causing it?

PenguinsIsSleepDeprived Sat 01-Nov-14 22:27:58

Does she not want to keep feeding after 9pm then? Do you mean she stops feeding, but doesn't want to sleep or feed? Wind? Over-tired?

GreatJoanUmber Sat 01-Nov-14 22:28:04

Babies tend to get tired around 5pm (the witching hour), and don't know how to wind down by themselves yet. The feeding marathon 6-9pm might be indicative of trying to relax and go to sleep.
What is your nap/nighttime sleep schedule, if any?

Wilf83 Sat 01-Nov-14 22:43:38

Sounds like cluster feeding & then getting over tired.

Jumpingovaries1 Sun 02-Nov-14 17:43:53

Thanks everyone we don't have a routine during the day she just feeds and sleeps as she likes. Should we be aiming for a routine to save her getting over tired?

YellowSpoon Sun 02-Nov-14 17:47:46

Bonemeal recovery from cluster feeding, it will settlesmile

PenguinsIsSleepDeprived Sun 02-Nov-14 17:53:53

Not really at 5 weeks. Just roll with it! smile

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