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    Default Help! Settling baby in evenings

    DS is most likely going through a wonder week / growth spurt, but today is day 6 of a shocking run with him and I don't know what to do!!

    He's 8 weeks and previously he had his moments of irritability / being hard to settle, but this is out of control and very consistent, ever since the day after his first lot of vaccinations (which I know may just be coincidental because of the wonder week timing).

    He is awake for about FIVE hours from late afternoon through to early evening, screams the house down, feeds every hour and then just crashes.. I usually try putting him down somewhere between 1.5-2 hours after waking (which works fine for other times of the day) but it just doesn't happen for him. He self settles 90% of the other times of the day and overnight.

    I've got DH giving him a bottle and trying tonight, I had already fed him 3 times in 2.5 hours and DH just gave him 150ml of EBM!!!

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    Maybe try putting him down earlier than other times as by the end of the day they're tired and overstimulated. It could be a growth spurt too so the cluster feeding sounds normal. What about a baby carrier in between feeds to help rock out any air/wind and settle his tummy

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    I found if you jagged a good counselor on the aba line their advice just was spot on. Some not so spot on though

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    Thanks for the reply, I'll try to put him down a little earlier tomorrow (it can't hurt!!) and if that doesn't work I'll try the carrier, even if he just dozes in that for one sleep cycle that would be a massive improvement on the current scenario!

    I don't think there is a supply issue so unsure the aba would help. I'm currently pumping and donating an extra 200ml a day over what he's taking from me!!

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    Cluster feeding and irritability is quite normal at that age. He also might be a bit windy? Keeping him upright in a carrier for a bit could help. Have you looked into block feeding at all? Sometimes that can help fill their tummies with hindmilk.

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    You might find something of help here
    http://kellymom.com/parenting/parent...fussy-evening/

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    Kelly mom is awesome! I found the aba to be helpful with the gentle settling and cluster feeding. Block feeding also like misskitty said and adding some natural fats like bacon and avocado can help through the milk

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskittyfantastico View Post
    You might find something of help here
    http://kellymom.com/parenting/parent...fussy-evening/
    That was a good read, thanks!

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