In the early days I used to leave the door open a smidge and the bathroom light on. Now I just get him up and feed him in the dark sat on the bed. I'm bf though so its easier, and I don't do nappies at night unless he's pooped.
I would much rather disturb dh than LO. If I took him downstairs I'd never get him back in bed
My little man wakes at 4am wanting a feed and I dont even put the light on, he's bf so I just get him out of the moses basket and I sit in bed and feed him. He's doesnt 'wake' up as such, just winges so I think if I put a light or tv on it would fully wake him up and we'd be up for hours x
I stay in bed for feeds (most nights I BF, but last night LO wouldn't settle so I FF fed him). I leave the bedside lamp on all night, that way it's not a shock to the system to me, DH or LO when I have to wake up and do a feed. Although saying that, DH can sleep through LO full on crying so switching the light on isn't going to make any difference lol.
I get up and walk out to the living room. Thankfully it doesnt disturb LO he just cares about getting the boob lol!
I feel dead and tired, and seems feeding takes 100x's longer when I'm sitting in bed and not out watching tv to keep me alert. Most the time I pass out on the couch, head rolled back, mouth wide open, baby on boob sleeping too and tv blarring when my husband walks out, never thought it was possible to pass out in such positions for HOURS My husband gets a good laugh when he walks out and see this. I'm always amazed of how in control I am since being a mom though. I will pass out, but wake up and still have him wrapped in a craddle hold and not move at all in my sleep.
I stay in bed to feed LO, i would find it hard to get back to sleep if I went downstairs, all LO's feeds are made up for the night so I just need to pop down to fridge and i just heat them up in bottle warmer - but if Im too tired DH will feed him.
I am obviously unusual too as I never fed my daughter in bed, even when I was breastfeeding, which I did for six months. Trying to feed her in bed made my back ache. She gets up early even now so whether I get up or hubby gets up, we take her downstairs. Feeding her in bed wouldn't work for us as then both of us would be up! She goes back to bed fine in her cot afterwards so it isn't a problem for us :-)
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