My 10 wo started cluster feeding in the evenings about a week ago. I'm in a bit of a state about it as my first cluster fed until 1130/12 every night until he was more than four months old. Looking ahead at what's in front of me well I just don't think I can cope again!
What's been your experiences with the cluster feeding? How old were they when they stopped? And is there any way to prevent???
I though we were doing pretty well. I was putting him down early around 630 and he was waking around 11 to feed. Thought I had it sorted until he either refused to go down or would wake up about half an hour later like a possessed baby!
Feeling so bummed I have to endure this craziness again
I'm in the middle of this too! 11.5 wk old ds has turned into a milk monster again...
I know you're not supposed to but from the 8 week growth spurt I gave mine a formula top up as well as boob before bed. It gave me a break, saved my poor nipples and knocked him out a bit. Honestly that one bottle saved breastfeeding for me.
I'm hoping he's through it now as he sparked out at 3pm and has been napping/feeding since (he never normally naps much in the day.)
If he's going up in weight then your supply is ok and it's 'just' (hoho) a matter of pushing through it. It's hard though, isn't it?