My newborn has been cluster feeding pretty much since day one. She does it from about 5-10 or so P.M. I know this is not uncommon in babies this age, but how long does it typically last? I BFed my other two and they never did this.
I don't really mind the non-stop feeding, as I could use the help building my milk supply, BUT I'm starting to feel guilty about what it's doing to the rest of my family. We have not had a meal together since we got home from the hospital and my other two daughters are in school (ages 15 and 9), so the time I'm 100% devoted to feeding LO is the only time I have with my other children. I feel so guilty that I'm not able to spend much time with them. My oldest doesn't mind so much, as she's content to watch tv or do her own thing. But my 9 year old really needs my attention. I can't go out to play with her, or watch her play, or help her study like I normally do. The whole thing is making me feel so torn and guilty. So much so that I am seriously considering giving up BFing all together, even though it's very important to me.
I don't know if I'm looking for tips, encouragement, or if I'm just venting. Anything you've got to offer here is greatly appreciated.