Fussy Breastfed Baby: 19 Solutions For Fussiness

Having a baby is hard. Breastfeeding is hard. Having a fussy baby that breastfeeds is really hard. What’s challenging is figuring out if your baby’s fussiness is normal or the cause of something else.

There are many common causes and common reasons that are beyond what is considered normal, but the good news is, I have a solution for all of them.

Let’s talk about each of these scenarios. Then it’s up to you to decide. Is your fussy breastfed baby acting normally or is it something else?

If your lovely little baby turns into a whiny, crying mess in the evening hours, you’re probably dealing with cluster feeding.

1. Cluster Feeding

There are various reasons that a baby might cluster feed during the evening. – Our milk supply is at the lowest at this time of the day – Baby might be “tanking up” for a long stretch of sleep

Why might a growth spurt cause your baby to be fussy? Well think about it! On average, babies triple their birth weight in the first year.

2. Growth Spurt

Signs of a growth spurt: Baby is 10 days old, 3 weeks old, 6 weeks old, 3 months old, 6 months old or 9 months old (these ages are typical for many babies, but not all).

It’s possible that your fussy breastfed baby is cranky because you’re not realizing he’s hungry. And a hungry baby can go from sorta hungry to ravenously starving in .2 seconds.

3. Missed Hunger Cue

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