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Old 06-09-2011, 04:15 PM   #7
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Re: colic and comfort nursing - ahh!

Originally Posted by VeganCupcake View Post
That sounds like classic cluster nursing--very normal for that age! I wouldn't worry about her getting into the habit of it, because it's a normal newborn behavior that doesn't usually continue past the "fourth trimester" anyway--no intervention needed on your part.

Both my babies were on-off-on-off fussy nursers in the evenings for a while when they were very little. My DS has sort of outgrown it now and he's 10.5 weeks.

Here's a Kellymom link about cluster feeding and fussy evenings:

Good luck, mama! It will get better!

Yaya did the same thing. Now at 10 weeks she has settled down on the crying part, but she wants to nurse a LOT between 7-9pm. But this also means she sleeps so well from 9 until 2 or 3 am. Hugs, and it gets better. If I were you, though, I probably would keep baby on one side for an hour or 2 and THEN switch sides.
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