Ok don't get me wrong I adore the pants of my DD. but I can't keep doing these nights. I'm at breaking point every night and even broke down crying last night in the midst of it.
I don't know what to do. Is it normal. Should we be expecting less.??
She feeds well and sleeps well all day. Good 2-3 hrs sometimes more- blocks of rest then feeds etc. she is settled and happy.
But come 10/11pm she feeds. And feeds. And feeds and feeds and feeds. She gets milk drunk. But not asleep. If I put her in her basinet next to us she lies for about 1min before fussing and looking for the breast again. So we start all over. This goes on for hours. Last night both df and I were up from 10 till 5 on repeat. Feed. Burp. Lie down. Wake up. Etc etc.
We can't get any rest and its wearing me down. Come 5am she finally slept for a few hrs and then resumed her day time routine of feed and sleep for a few hrs.
Is this cluster feeding? It seems so extreme. I don't know how she isn't just exhausted. And I kind of want to scream when she yawns at me at 3am after not an ounce of sleep for any of us.
I want to keep breastfeeding and stick with it. I worry about using dummies or formula top ups in case it affects my supply. I already had supply issues with DS yrs ago and am very conscious not to have the same problems.
Suggestions, support, advise plse!!!!