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March 4th, 2011, 07:24 AM
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Micah will be a month old on Saturday and up until this week nursed with no major issues. All week long though his nursing during the day takes forever, well over an hour but he will go 2-2 1/2 hours between feeding. While he nurses though he squirms and pulls off a lot even though I burp him often, he doesn't seem to be bothered by gas pain once he is done eating though.

Now night time is a different story, He'll eat and fall asleep rather quickly between 9 and 10 (probably due to the cluster feeding since 6pm). He'll wake around 12am -1am and then be up for 2 to 3 hours (not sleeping) nursing, rooting around and crying. Will finally fall asleep around 3-3:30 just to wake at 5am and do it all over again. This has been going on for over a week and I'm downright exhausted. Is he doing this because he's hungry and not getting enough from me. My supply seems strong, I'll have a letdown at each feeding and am able to pump a 4oz bottle a day (for my freezer stash) I don't know what to do.


I nursed my 3yo for 18 months and never had an issue even at night he was the perfect nurser...
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March 4th, 2011, 07:47 AM
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Could it be his growth spurt habits are different from your first son and he's just going through the three week spurt? My two boys were completely different when it came to how they went through a growth spurt My first would nurse every twenty minutes round the clock for a full seven days but my second little guy would marathon nurse for several hours, sleep, marathon nurse, sleep, take a few days off and then do it again Kept me on my toes--I never quite knew when he'd start up again during the week
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March 4th, 2011, 07:56 AM
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I thought he went through one last week because we had a few days of similar behavior but this week is worse..
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March 4th, 2011, 08:46 AM
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It sounds like you have enough milk, could it be gas at night and he is uncomfortable? have you tried cosleeping so you can try to catch some sleep while this is going on all night?
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March 4th, 2011, 08:50 AM
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We already co-sleep and he still wakes up as often...he actually refuses to sleep in the swing or crib at all!! I'm at my wits end..I almost gave him a formula bottle last night because I thought he might be hungry but ended up not doing it...
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March 5th, 2011, 01:02 PM
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I'm hoping I found the issue, I think he has a milk sensitivity, I didn't have ANY milk yesterday and he was content and slept really well last night!!
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March 5th, 2011, 01:49 PM
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DD was very sensitive to dairy in the first months, i hope that is all it is!
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March 5th, 2011, 03:13 PM
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Ruby did/does the exact same thing. I cut out dairy starting last week. I know it is sooo tiring. I have a 19 month-old too. It can take weeks for the airy to leave your milk, so don't get discouraged.
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