My LO gets extremely fussy from 7pm - 11:30pm until he finally sleeps. He is constantly crying, takes my breast but then is constantly unlatching and cyring, doesn't get a feed in that lasts for longer than a minute or two. I've been trying to figure out if its an undersupply or oversupply issue, but I came across a few websites that suggested that evening fussiness is normal baby behavior...
Does anyone else experience this too? I've resorted to giving him a bottle at night before he goes to sleep for the night as this seems to be the only thing that will settle and satisfy him
Both my babies have done this; #1 was FF and #2 is BF. Both were/are colicky. It's not so bad now i've cut dairy out of my diet for the past week, but we still get fussy moments. Not half as bad as she was though.
Mine LO is 6 weeks old and is like this every night! some days are better than others and is in bed anywhere between 8pm and midnight. it always starts between 6pm and 7pm. It´s on and off crying, feeding and sleeping (only a few mins at a time). I´m hoping she will grow out of it.
Yep, and I'm glad I found this thread. I've got a two-week old and we get night fussiness every day. No need to worry about your milk supply, it's got nothing to do with it. If your baby feeds normally spaced hours during the day and produces a lot of poop, chances are she's feeding fine. Mine is cluster feeding since she was born and this week she's gained 400 grams!
The only thing I'm worried about is that last night and this morning she attempted to clusterfeed and ended up vomiting a lot of it out, which means she has been overeating. So now I'm trying to figure out a way to deal with it, as it scares the hell out of me seeing her puking it out.
LO is 12 weeks and he still cluster feeds from 7:30 til 10/11.. he does have the normal evening fussiness like you described. He'll eat, pull off.. I'll pace for a while and watch TV and then we repeat until he finally passes out sometime between 10 and 11.
mine does this sometimes, especially if she's overtired or going through a growth spurt. if I manage to get her to have 3 good naps in the day and to not be awake more than 2 hours at a time without a nap then she tends to be a lot happier in the evenings
Thanks for posting ladies, its a relief to know other successful breastfeeding ladies go through the same thing, I was starting to lose confidence, especially since my mom kept suggesting that I didn't have enough milk or there was something wrong with my flow.
I'm going to try and see if I can get away with not giving him the bottle tonight, wish me luck!
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Evelyn does this sometimes when she is overtired. I am pretty sure she is trying to fight her sleep, although I was positive that babies did not start that until later on. She LOVES being awake and talked to, and read to, and gets very fussy when she starts falling asleep. I have pinned it up as normal baby behavior.
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