Why is my baby fussy every evening?
Many healthy babies become fussy in the evening. Typically, they are unsettled for two to three hours. They feed frequently during this time but only for short periods. Eventually, after loading up on milk and tiring themselves out, they may sleep for up to five hours. Babies usually outgrow the fussies by about four months. The cause of the fussies is unknown. Some mothers think they are caused by a declining milk supply. In fact, that rarely happens. Other mothers worry that their baby is sick. The best way to handle them is to settle in on the couch and breastfeed and support the baby. There is little evidence that medications or milk supplements are effective. If a baby is fussy outside of these times, the baby may not be getting enough milk or may be sick.