Hi, just looking for some advice. My daughter is almost 6 weeks old and has basically fed on the hour since she was born. I know that there is a growth spurt around 6 weeks and babies cluster feed but this is different, its litterally every hour all day and night not just in spurts of days, it just seems routine. Sometimes we have good nights and she will feed every two hours but those nights are few and far between. She is breast fed so im just feeling a litte worn down. Will this pass? Or is something off?
Re: 5 1/2 week old feeds on the hour all day and night
Definitely check with a lactation consultant and your pediatrician though. It could be due to the latch not allowing them to get enough milk. If they're sucking for comfort, try offering a pacifier instead. You should hear the swallow every few sucks. The last thing, if you're immediately responding to a cry with nursing, you might be nursing when you don't need to. Try another soothing method, such as sushing or bouncing first and see if that helps.