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|Wed, 10-09-2013 - 11:37pm|
My baby is 8 weeks old today. He cluster feeds every night from about 8pm-midnight almost non-stop. I get a few five minute breaks in between. My husband helps out a lot by asking if I'm thirsty or would like a snack during this time. But, sometimes my nipples get tender duing this time to the point where I end up warming up about two to four ounces of expressed milk to give my nipples a break. I nurse exclusively and only pump if my breast still feel full after the baby is satisfied during early hours in the day.
My first question is ; Is it normal for baby to nurse for such a long period of time? I know cluster feeding is normal but everyone I know who has nursed tells me that their children never nursed for such a long period of time.
My second question is ; What can I do to make cluster feeding time a little more comfortable for me? There is never any pain or soreness. It's almost as though my nipples just get tired.