Re: Cluster feeding - is this normal??
The issue is probably not lack of milk. Check out this link on cluster feeding and fussy evenings: http://www.kellymom.com/babyconcerns/fussy-evening.html
You may need to try things other than the breast to break your LO out of the fussing cycle. I suggest trying the following:
- Motion. Rock her in a rocker, swing her in a swing, take her for a walk in the stroller, take her for a ride in the car.
- Closeness. Wear her in a sling.
- White noise.
- Bath. Warm water can be very soothing!
- Trip out of doors. Fresh air can "change the channel" and stop the fussing. Both my girls responded immediately to a trip out of doors. They'd go from horrible screaming and fussing to happily looking around and being sweet.
Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"