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Stubborn breastfed night hawk

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Laurenbrown9611 Sat 31-Dec-16 01:02:35

Im looking for some much needed advice as im honestly at my wits end with my 7 month old girl. She will not take anything other than breast..tried expressing also formula but wont take any bottle, teat or cup. Even tried the fancy expencive breastfeeding ones. Hates a dummy too which i supose is a good thing. At the momrnt after i get my 2 year old to bed at 7 she starts the cluster feeding and this can go on until around 2 in the morning if shes not glued to me feeding shes crying unconsolibly( trust me ive tried the controlled crying it wont work) she eats plenty pureed food through the day and even has a bf in the morning and afternoon

catsarenice Sat 31-Dec-16 01:16:15

It's awful when they won't settle down - I feel for you. You say you bf in morning and afternoon - are they the only bf you're doing apart from the massive evening/night one?

YouAndMeAreGoingToFallOut Sat 31-Dec-16 08:53:45

No advice on how to get her to take a bottle in afraid - that sounds really frustrating. Is there anyone else who could give her a bottle - maybe she just doesn't want to take it from you because she knows the breast is a possibility?

Regarding the night cluster feeding: that must be tough. I echo with the PP - are you only feeding her twice during the day? If so that probably isn't enough. There's more calories in milk than purees so it might be that she isn't getting enough milk during the day and so is trying to make up for it in the evening/night. Could you try offering more daytime breastfeeds and see if that helps?

MrsMillions Sat 31-Dec-16 10:48:20

I would also say if she's only having 2 bf during the day, she's catching up at night. Even my DD2 who took really really well to food didn't massively reduce her daytime feeds until 8m+.

TooMinty Sat 31-Dec-16 11:33:12

Yes agree with other posters, try increasing to four bf during the day - think my routine was something like bf, breakfast (porridge/weetabix), bf, lunch (finger food), bf, tea (purée), bf when DSs were 7 months.

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