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    Late Afternoon supply issues?

    My baby gets very very frustrated late afternoon and SCREAMS at the breast! He also is EXTREMEMLY colicky (cries whenever he is awake). I know my milk flow is slower in the early evening than the middle of the night or morning/early afternoon (I know b/c I have a digital scale). The only thing to calm him down late afternoon is a bottle of EBM and even that he will only have about an ounce of! I am really tempted to wean him (7 weeks old) but am deathly afraid of formula due to my other son's reflux experience. PLEASE HELP!!


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    I think this might be normal -- a lot of babies like to cluster feed in the early evening. And my MIL swears that babies have an internal "dinnertime blues" clock that prompts them to be especially fussy right when mom needs to start getting dinner ready. She says it is nature's way of teaching a new mom how to multitask (or go insane, was my response ) So chances are, this is not related to nursing or your supply at all. It may take a few months to get past this stage, but it does get better. Perhaps if you're ready for him to get fussy, you can try to find ways to start distracting him.
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    Well, you have reflux experience, but at 7 weeks, we put our son on zantac. He was crying during the day and nursing was the only thing that would calm him. He was especially bad during late afternoon and early evening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flicka7
    Well, you have reflux experience, but at 7 weeks, we put our son on zantac. He was crying during the day and nursing was the only thing that would calm him. He was especially bad during late afternoon and early evening.
    same for me and my reflux baby... could he possibly be refluxing???
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