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Cluster feeding, day 5.... Will this ever end?

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Redhead79 Thu 10-Dec-15 00:58:51

Ok, so she's been feeding for 5 hours now, and this is the 5th night of this. I'm not sure how much more I can take. I'm shattered and sore. Most of the time I think it's for comfort as she falls asleep but a few minutes after I put her down she's screaming and rooting again and noting will settle her but more boob time.
Will it get better (she'll be 4weeks on Friday)? Or am I doing something wrong??

doleritedinosaur Thu 10-Dec-15 01:06:03

It does get better honestly. My baby was a boob monster then & I felt like it would never end but soon your supply will settle & she'll go through less growth spurts.

Nipple cream, Netflix & a good pillow helps & lots of snacks. I also aired my boobs to help with soreness.

Redhead79 Thu 10-Dec-15 14:30:37

Thanks dinosaur, I hope you're right!

angelicjen Fri 11-Dec-15 01:47:58

Hang in there, it will get better soon. You are doing an amazing thing for your baby.

MrsA2015 Fri 11-Dec-15 02:05:32

Sending sympathy! Currently on my 3rd night of my DDs second cluster feeding phase at 6 weeks (first was during first week)! Gear yourself up for it during the day, have essentials next to you and embrace it is all I can suggest cakeflowers

Redhead79 Fri 11-Dec-15 11:10:41

Thank you both,
Had a much better night last night so fingers crossed we are over the worst...until the next growth spurt!

Redhead79 Sun 13-Dec-15 01:42:13

Nope, spoke too soon. Normal cluster feeding hell resumed. Will. This. Ever. End. Losing the will to be a mum let alone breastfeed.

Elllicam Sun 13-Dec-15 02:03:47

By day ten mine were a lot better, they both cluster fed all night from about day 3-10. My milk wasn't through until day 5 either time though. With my first I fell into the trap of topping up and never got out of it again but my second I persevered and it did honestly get better.

Elllicam Sun 13-Dec-15 02:05:56

Ok just realised she is 4 weeks not 5 nights, sorry. Sounds like a growth spurt, hopefully she will be through it soon.

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