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post #161 of 224
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Originally Posted by serena76 View Post

Omg 4 or 5 hours at night would b awesome. Liv is still every 2 hours at night and every 1 to 1 1/2 every day. I'm exhausted lol

You're going to get there! They only started it recently. First it would be one three hour strech at night. Then a four hour. They have been working up to it. The first time I was shocked!

I'm glad to hear they are pretty normal. I'll keep fantasizing about a six hour stretch of sleep and afternoon naps that stretch for hours so I can sew.

We had two month shots this week. Babes were so fussy, we ended up spending a day and a half in bed having a nurse-in. Then I got engorged when they went back to normal! I guess that's pretty normal too? For some reason I thought the supply/engorgement issues went away around 6 weeks. Sigh.
post #162 of 224
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Originally Posted by mrsandmrs View Post

I'm glad to hear they are pretty normal. I'll keep fantasizing about a six hour stretch of sleep and afternoon naps that stretch for hours so I can sew.

I wonder about the same thing: when are longer stretches of sleep/naps normal. I worry that he sleeps too long and then doesn't eat enough. The LC reassures me that they'll take whatever they need when they feed, have you heard this?

I my case I look forward to longer blocks of time to get some knitting done. That and the household finances, it kills me not knowing where we stand and seeing the receipts pile up. Right now we're in "spare no expense for the baby" mode but that is not sustainable!

post #163 of 224
My first born was STTN at 8 weeks. I really don't see that happening this time around. Sigh.
post #164 of 224
What's STTN mean?
post #165 of 224
Sleeping through the night.
post #166 of 224
Oh ok, obvious now lol
post #167 of 224
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Originally Posted by CDsMom1031 View Post

My first born was STTN at 8 weeks. I really don't see that happening this time around. Sigh.

 

ooooMG!! this is my third and my kids were always great and would sleep and i had to wake them up to feed but my daughter is 8 and my 2nd is gonna be 6. my third is now 4wk and if i swaddle tight he sleeps 6-8hrs, witch is amazing since its been 6yrs since ive had a newborn and im the only one getting up at night esp since im EBF. . its great getting atleast 5hr let alone 6-8hr of sleep!!

post #168 of 224

Isn't it a bit dangerous to go so many hours between feeding a 4 week old, in terms of maintaining an adequate milk supply to last many months of EBFing?

post #169 of 224
I think I'm figuring out another piece of the puzzle: I need to position him further over when I'm holding him, that seems to improve his latch quite a bit and decreases the pain. I've been suspecting that clamp down reflex was part of the nipple blanching problem and the last couple of feedings have been much better! Now I just need to solve the gas/tummy troubles and we're set!
post #170 of 224
I tried a bottle for the first time today. Went fine, she gobbled down 2oz, then i fed her a little more from the breast and then she fell asleep. I just need to pump a bit more so I can get her 1 whole feed in the bottle and I can leave her with daddy every now and then smile.gif
post #171 of 224
Having our first adventures in sidelying nursing over here! It's kind of messy though since I'm still using the nipple shield most of the time. I also fall asleep during it and am not sure how great that is, but it sure is a lot more comfortable than sitting up and getting the boppy ready and then just sitting around or a hour or so until my little man is done..

Last night we went from nursing every 1/2 - 1hr to every 2hr again.. It felt sooo good. I'm really hoping he goes back to every 3hrs or so soon again! I've been getting migraines and stomach pin due to the lack of sleep.

Need to start researching the whole bottle thing soon too. My breast pump came with some default Medea bottles, but I'm not sure if we should go with them.
post #172 of 224

I don't use the Medela bottles this young. They have free flow nipples with them. I use bottles that require the baby to suck to actually get anything, so they're less likely to prefer the bottle.

 

And don't feel bad about sleeping, LOL. I honestly don't think there's been a time *at night* that I've stayed awake for any longer than to get her latched on. LOL

post #173 of 224
Ditto!
I assist the latch and shut the bedside light back off and pass back out immediately.
post #174 of 224
Pretty rough night, fed continuously from 10:30pm till 1am then again from 5am till 6:30 am with one in between at 3am. I'm going to call it a growth spurt just so I can feel better about it, knowing that it won't be like this every night.
I also picked up a prescription for nipedifin, started taking it yesterday and am hopeful that it'll resolve the pain.
vc, sidelying is awesome, isn't it? Hope you're getting some decent sleep now!
post #175 of 224
What about winding after feeding, don't u need to wake up for that? Or r u one of the lucky ones that don't suffer that? I have to get up and feed liv, we don't co sleep. So lots of sleepless nights lol
post #176 of 224
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Originally Posted by serena76 View Post

What about winding after feeding, don't u need to wake up for that? Or r u one of the lucky ones that don't suffer that? I have to get up and feed liv, we don't co sleep. So lots of sleepless nights lol


Winding?

post #177 of 224
Burping, I think.

I usually sleep all night, barely waking to feed, but lately I've been needing to get up to burp him after some feedings because otherwise he spits up a lot. It's really the only time he does so I think it's the position causing him to swallow more air.
post #178 of 224
Oh. It depends. If she's squirming, I'll burp her. She doesn't always need it though.
post #179 of 224
Lol yeah burping.
Liv didn't need burping much to begin with, but she's needing it much more now, even during feeds
post #180 of 224
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Originally Posted by serena76 View Post

What about winding after feeding, don't u need to wake up for that? Or r u one of the lucky ones that don't suffer that? I have to get up and feed liv, we don't co sleep. So lots of sleepless nights lol

Annoyingly, I do cosleep and STILL have to get up and feed! Lillian just refuses side lying and ends up crying and waking up if I continue. How evil is that? Luckily daddy is here so I can take naps but not for long. He's back to work next Monday with a new job and I'm freaking out. I tried side lying just now with DD1 in the same room. Big mistake. Almost woke her up with L's fussing. The second I position her sitting up she conks out. I also have the burping/barfing issue. So I feel like I should get a good burp but usually forget and then she spits up.

Really tho? Ugh!

Any tips for getting her to just freaking latch and shut up? Lol do let me know. Took forever for DD1 to catch on too but I was a newb then. Real unfair.
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