I have been merrily feeding my 3 week old daughter fairly constantly from approx 6 til 10pm for the past week assuming that she was cluster feeding but mother in law has been today and said she thinks it's colic that's making her fussy rather than wanting to feed and that feeding her will make her worse. How can I tell what it is? I don't want to discount MIL as she has breastfed 2 children herself but I felt that I was doing the right thing.
I'd say it's cluster feeding - my 17-week-old DS was just like that. I'd say not feeding her would make her worse. (She wouldn't feed if she didn't want to.) Hope everything's going well. I found 3 weeks a hard time, nearly gave up but really glad I didn't.
if she wants to feed and is happily feeding i'd say it's just cluster feeding. i had a colicky baby and he would just scream and scream and scream and NOTHING would stop him. he didn't want to feed, he just cried.
MIL suggested I tried dummy etc as feeding would make her more windy. She did settle down after a couple of minutes sucking but she would have done that on the breast anyway and at least she would have had some milk. She does tend to take a good feed but is quite sqirmy initially. It has really shaken my confidence - even got out Gina Ford this morning which made me feel even worse!