Originally Posted by caedenmomma
Hi, tired mama. The only thing I can tell you is that pillows behind my back are very helpful...even a wadded-up blanket takes some of the stress off.
My sweet baby is 20 months old and is still up every hour, more or less, at night. I am completely at my wit's end. We also co-sleep and nurse...nursing is the only way I have ever been able to get him back to sleep. I will also say that my first child did NOT co-sleep and weaned at 15 months. He still slept like crap. The only difference between them is that with this child, I can get him back to sleep fairly easily with nursing.
I would be seriously considering having a 3rd child were it not for the sleep problem. It is just terrible.
Wishing you a lovely nap...
Oh you are in my thoughts!! you have it much worse than I do...my boy will fall asleep with a paci, being bounced/walked around, or just over my shoulder. He'll also stay asleep alone, just never for very long :(
I'm hoping you get some very serious sleep very soon...I'm just worried about going back to work FT this sleep deprived. Two weeks left of maternity leave...sigh
Originally Posted by Hannahkatiebell
Sounds to me like you're doing the right things. My mom always has to force me into making nighttime parenting changes. Like, it's time to stop swaddling or to stop using the wedge or the mobile, etc... Funny, but I need to b pushed into these things.
It is funny isn't it? In my case I was so bummed to find that instant "you'll know what to do" thing was wrong that I'm sure it has to do with my pride. For example I know letting DH give baby a bottle with expressed bm once at night would be amazing, just cant bring myself to do it even though we're past the point of nipple preference and a decrease in my supply would actually be a blessing!
Originally Posted by Megan73
Yep, I'd guess growth spurt although I think many three-month-olds do eat that often. I would not try to delay feeds with a babe that young.
I think you'll find that you can change breasts without rolling over or moving your babe. I stay on my left side and just kind of lean back to nurse on my bottom breast and forward to nurse off the top one.
It's totally typical, BTW, for a BF baby to double birthweight between three and four months. Kellymom.com has some great info on normal infant growth.
Oh mama I am so jealous...even completely deflated my boobs are still to small for me to pull off the nursing from the top breast thing :( How often do women wish for saggier breasts? I think the longer the better these days!! I use Kellymom a lot for myself and clients, so I know this is all withing normal limits, I'm just wondering if maybe he doesnt really need to eat as much as I think he does. It's my default for everything, and sometimes he will flat out scream and cry when I try to offer the breast, I think maybe because he doesn't want it. Im new to parenting though so I sometimes can't think of what else to do for him, and I have a weird aversion to him crying at ALL (even though I know it's ok and normal to cry sometimes just cause...in arms of course). He spits up a TON, and has the hiccups all the time, and since he's not showing any signs of more seiours GI issues, my guess is he's just eating too much. I mean, that's what I would assume if a FF baby was doing the same thing...just wondering if I'm overfeeding him and he's too tired or enjoys sucking too much to fight me on it? I dont know...all of the answers I have are for everyone else. For myself? I'm a mess :(