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evening cluster feeding, does it last forever?

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Booooooooooyhoo Wed 14-Oct-09 19:24:34

by that i mean, wil my baby continue to cluster feed in the evenings throughout the duration of breastfeeding? ie; til he stops?

i assumed he would stop this after a while but hes 4.5 months now and he's still doing it. is taht normal?

Booooooooooyhoo Wed 14-Oct-09 20:04:33

anyone, please.?

HumphreyCobbler Wed 14-Oct-09 20:06:20

dd stopped at around six months - I hope that isn't too depressing to hear.

It is so hard, at one point I felt like just yelling "Get off me" (Actually I may have done this blush).

Booooooooooyhoo Wed 14-Oct-09 20:10:26

thank you,

no not depressing at all, i just needed to know that its normal and not that he's not getting enough.

my ds1 slept 7 til 7 from very early but was bottle fed from 7 weeks so i have nothing to compare to and my mum keeps saying things like, "whats wrong with him." "he's not getting enough." "his brother slept through at that age".

FranklyIDontGiveAMam Wed 14-Oct-09 20:24:28

yeah, but you're in the 4-5 month regression to newborn hell period. It's the worst, but once through it the world is a faff-free oyster.

Booooooooooyhoo Wed 14-Oct-09 20:35:59

ooh, ive never heard of that before frankly.

what does that involve, so i know what to expect?

breastfeeding never really settles enough that you can predict feeds really does it? its always changing.

actually thats a really obvious thing isnt it, babies are constantly growing and changing so why would their consumption stop changing?

FranklyIDontGiveAMam Wed 14-Oct-09 20:45:18

I'll see if I can find you a link to a helpful article that explains what is going on. The behaviour at this time is often mistaken for a sign that weaning should begin because people can be at a loss as to what is going wrong all of a sudden.

Hang on for a bit.....

FranklyIDontGiveAMam Wed 14-Oct-09 20:58:14

here you go

Booooooooooyhoo Wed 14-Oct-09 21:09:31

thanks frankly.

i might quote some of that to my mum.

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