I just want to say Thank God for this site, it makes me really feel not so alone and like I can ask anything, without being judged!!!
Okay...cluster nursing! It seems like Ben's on the breast constantly from 5pm until he goes down for bed around 9 or 9:30pm. I fear he's not getting enough to eat because all of his hunger signs are on over drive in that time. Sucking on his hands, rootin around and of course fussiness. So many times I've caved in fed him either pumped breastmilk or formula....which since we're still working on achieving a good latch(still can't get that boy to open wide), it seems like the bottle at night is just another set back....but I don't know what to do!!! No one ever told me that breastfeeding would test my patience and insanity like this!!! He nurses on one side during the day for about 20-30 minutes, and rarely goes to the other side...Usually drifts off to sleep. But at night he can do 10-20 minutes on both sides and want right back on 2 seconds later. How fast does the milk supply comeback after a feeding?? I feel like at night he's sucking and sucking at nothing because of how hungry he still seems. Please send some words of wisdom and encouragement my way. I need to know straight forward what I need to do to make this work....I don't want to give up, this being my last child....I really want to make things work!!