It's 7-8 hrs usually broken up with a 1 hour or so nursing session. She spoils me more than any of my others there. It only works if I have her sleep with daddy. If I try to lay her down in her playpen, she won't sleep like that. She's already up to 8 lbs 10 oz or so, if I subtract a few ounces for her wearing cloths when I weighed her. So, definitely not suffering. The longer sleeps may even be helping her grow in my opinion.
Ok, finally...hi. been home for 3 days, so much to say yet it feels so private, and trying to talk into the microphone to type this with my baby sitting here is strange& new. But we made it . Thank you everyone for being here. My issues now that I need advice about, as i keep needing so much, are....well,. first I responded to this quote because in the hospital, there was such I divide of opinions about basically everything, it was a lot to deal with, SO.glad to be home. My baby sounds similar in a way with lots of sleeping and gaining weight, after super stressful time in the hospital with no feelings and forced pumping& me needing to learn more about breastfeeding. first , I guess the excessive sleeping was from not enough feeding but now i think its from lots. She was born 6 4 , now is 6 9, almost a week later. I will be having some great breastfeeding support very soon . I am using the shield. at the hospital, one person said I must always pump when using the shield. they would not let me leave without a pump , but I must return it and I haven't had the time to use it yet.
Can i just use the shield? we are working on latching, I just want to feed my baby.
Ok , so I'm so well rested today, the baby actually slept most of the other days well I for some reason I stayed up as I did in the hospital for 3 nights with no sleep.so I better write this while i can. I guess last night was 7 or 8 hours also with one feeding and diaper change, then back to bed for another 3 hours, both of us. I wonder about if there is such a thing as too much sleep trying to get it while it lasts??
After nursing, do i always switch sides? if the baby falls asleep, I try to hold her up right, using different burping techniques, always wondering how long she needs to be that way to digest. I've seen gentle bouncing to hard sort of whacking on the back, or stroking...i don't really get burping but maybe hickups and I don't burp enough, ? or spit up when I lay her down too soon, that happened a couple times. when the baby falls asleep after nursing, if its at least 15 minutes of nursing, on one side, and I wiggle he r around for a little while, can she just sleep more?
okay, this feels so calculating, but at the hospital we were using a chart. maybe I should continue my chart just for peace of mind, I just want to know i am doing it right. Its part intuition as many here have been supportive of telling me how my baby needs love and I am being very loving. I just want to conserve my energy by trying to figure out when she doesn't need me for a little while
time to pee, I think she pooped, and I have to wonder if it's because I'm holding her upright and wigglingn her for almost a half an hour now or what... like when she wakes up and I want to feed her, sometimes she's a little fussy, and I find myself thinking... diaper change? gas? hungry? hungry from sleeping too long? but the voice of experience so valuable..