My 3 week old babe wants to nurse all evening long. He is fussy and will need to keep on me for aprox 4-5 hours before he falls asleep for good at night. He will want to nurse and then just falls asleep after 5 mins then I set him down or pass him to someone to hold him and he wakes up crying and the only thing I can do to quiet him is to nurse again. We have even been trying the advent pacifier which he can't keep in his mouth, so it rarely does any good. He will finally stay asleep at midnight or 1am. He will then sleep for 4-6 hours and will nurse once until morning. During the day he isn't nearly as needy as in the evenings. He was 10lb 13oz at birth and he has gained back his birthweight and then some so I know he is gaining weight. BUT it is getting tough for me to take care of anything else after 5pm except him. Dd and ds need me as well since my husband gets home around 8pm. Please tell me this is normal and that we don't need any formula!
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10/7/03 at 7:11pm