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Tips for survival: cluster feeding Christan_89 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8043 posts
21st Mar '13

Dd starts cluster feeding from about 2:30 am, has a longer sleep at around 6:00 and then starts cluster feeding again when she wakes up at 9:00 until about noon or 1:00. What are your best tips for this?? I am still trying to get the hang of nursing while laying down, but it still feels awkward. Most days I don't even have time to eat until 2:00. SO. I'm hungry, exhausted, and don't even get me started on what my house looks like. I have to keep telling myself over and over that my supply is NOT dwindling, and that it's normal. Someone tell me I'm doing a good job and this will pass. :oops:

Sugartits 18 kids; Michigan 2199 posts
21st Mar '13

My son did that and i was so stressed and hungry lol i gave up and now i feel stupid for doing it when i realized i couldve probably got a sling and wore him to nurse throughout the day and been able to eat and clean etc. Im definitely investing in a sling for this one i just cant see myself doing the cluster feeding and chasing a 2 yr old without one

Andi+Andy=Marley+1 2 kids; Fredericksburg, Virginia 4564 posts
21st Mar '13

It does pass! DS cluster fed all the time for his first month. He's 2 months now and sometimes hes still on the b**b ever half hour but usually its every hour or 1.5 hours. Mostly he does it for comfort. Almonds are my friend when DS doesn't give me time to eat

Chibs 2 kids; Missouri 12146 posts
21st Mar '13

I hated cluster feeding
It gets better but it seems like it lasts forever lol
Take it day by day,relax as much as possible. I noticed when I was stressed he was more crabby and nursed 10x more,which made me even more stressed

Christan_89 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8043 posts
21st Mar '13
Quoting *PeanutButter*:" I hated cluster feeding It gets better but it seems like it lasts forever lol Take it day by day,relax ... [snip!] ... as much as possible. I noticed when I was stressed he was more crabby and nursed 10x more,which made me even more stressed"


When I start out, I'm like, "Okay. This is what is going to happen. I'm going to be nursing for a while, but it's okay. I expect it!" But around 4:00 am I'm ready to pull my hair out. Lol.

Chibs 2 kids; Missouri 12146 posts
21st Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Asher and Haddie's Mommy:</b>" When I start out, I'm like, "Okay. This is what is going to happen. I'm going to be nursing for a while, but it's okay. I expect it!" But around 4:00 am I'm ready to pull my hair out. Lol. "</blockquote>



We coslept so when he woke up at night I put my tit in his mouth and went back to sleep lol
How old is your LO

...lll 1 child; Rutland, Vermont 1400 posts
21st Mar '13

maybe while she's sleeping, gets some non perishable snacks like granola bars, apples, oranges ext... and keep them next to where you feed. For the short period of time i was able to BF my night stand drawer was full of granola bars lol

Christan_89 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8043 posts
21st Mar '13
Quoting *PeanutButter*:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Asher and Haddie's Mommy:</b>" When I start out, I'm like, ... [snip!] ... We coslept so when he woke up at night I put my tit in his mouth and went back to sleep lol How old is your LO"


3 weeks. I'm trying to get the hang of laying down and nursing, but it still feels awkward.

Christan_89 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8043 posts
21st Mar '13
Quoting Krystie321:" maybe while she's sleeping, gets some non perishable snacks like granola bars, apples, oranges ext... ... [snip!] ... them next to where you feed. For the short period of time i was able to BF my night stand drawer was full of granola bars lol"


Ah! Yes! Never would have thought of that! Lol.

Not tellin 3 kids; Montana 55983 posts
21st Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Asher and Haddie's Mommy:</b>" Dd starts cluster feeding from about 2:30 am, has a longer sleep at around 6:00 and then starts cluster ... [snip!] ... and over that my supply is NOT dwindling, and that it's normal. Someone tell me I'm doing a good job and this will pass. :oops:"</blockquote>




You are doing fine!! I used to keep granola bars in the pockets of my glider. Especially with the twins. It will pass. Trail mix, granola bars whatever you can munch while baby eats and don't forget to drink plenty of water!!!