first of all I want to give hugs to the working mamas! I feel bad that you have to work when you don't really want to- that must be so hard, especially with breastfeeding- I really take for granted our year maternity leave here, and working from home. We actually live on a very, very slim income, but we also have more social services, so I feel bad for you mama's who have no choice!
Originally Posted by kewpie-o
Kids say the darnedest things!
Last night, Scout WOULD NOT SLEEP! She was rubbing her eyes like crazy and doing her little "I'm sleepy" fussy whine thing she does right before bed. We would lay down and I would nurse her and she would seem to be drifting off. Then suddenly, she would start squirming and pop off and roll onto her tummy and fuss and rub her eyes. I tried 4 times to get her to sleep by nursing her down and it wasn't working. In between, we would play (but she was too fussy so she wasn't having much fun), I would walk with her and rock her and sing to her. She just kept getting more and more upset. Each time I laid down with her and nursed her, I would think "this is it! She is finally falling asleep!" And each time, she would stop nursing and start squirming and crying again. She didn't go down until 12:30. And she got up at 7:30 this morning.
The fact that she would pop off and fuss constantly makes me paranoid that my milk supply is dropping.....That, and a lady at church last night said that it looked like Scout is losing weight.
Hugs to you too mama! I doubt your milk supply is dropping (unless you're pregnant!
. Sounds like something else may be going on with her- teething or something? Eva pops on and off repeatedly until the letdown, and then sometimes after 'for fun'. Can you feel your letdown?
Sometimes if Eva's overtired and I try to nurse her it's a bad idea, because she gets more and more frusterated, and won't hang on long enough to force the let down. In those times I actually have to lay her down and leave her alone, and she'll cry for like 1 minute and then go right to sleep. (this is not cio, I DO NOT do that!). It's just that she was overstimulated, overtired, exhausted and probably overtouched, and just needed to settle down on her own. It's happened the odd time.
Eva seems to be 'growing into' her own weight, I doubt Scout is losing it. She's probably just slowing down, which is normal!
Maybe try to slow down/get more rest and make sure you drink enough??