I was wondering about your sleeping arrangements, do all of you co sleep whilst breastfeeding. I am getting scared of co sleeping since i found my lo sleeping on his stomach on my bed but everytime i try to return him to his bed which is just besides ours, he wakes up even if i lay my hand on him. i am petrified, do you have any suggestions as i have a feeling my nights are going to become even more sleepless.
I co-slept for a few weeks. I sometimes woke up petrified either me or DH had crushed her so had to move her back to her basket. I would feed her in bed then move her back as soon as she had finished. I had to start feeding her sitting up as she would fall asleep when lying down and so would I.
I would try a sleeping bag. LO may be waking up because he is nice and warm in your bed then moving him changes the temp around him May help?
We have co-slept from day 1, my lo was prem, tiny and very weak and she couldn't regulate her body temperature or stay awake longer than 5 minutes. She would breastfeed every 30-50 minutes day and night for the first few weeks, so it just made sense to keep her lay on me. That eventually went to every 1hr-1hr 30 mins, then every 2 hours etc. We just carried on because she is so happy sleeping with us.
I co-sleep and I absolutely love it DH, LO, and I all sleep so much better now and it makes breastfeeding LO so much easier!! At first I had some concerns about him rolling on his belly or being squished by either DH or I, but so far so good. We have our king sized bed up against the wall so DH sleeps on the outside (close to the floor), I sleep in the middle, and LO sleeps by the wall. I make sure every night that there's no space between the wall and the bed and LO usually just stays sleeping on his side after he's done eating or he'll sometimes roll on to his back. If I'm awake and I notice he's still on his side, I'll lightly push him onto his back too.
I would really encourage you to keep co-sleeping since it does help with you getting more sleep as well as your LO...you just need to find a way that makes it work for you
i co sleep with my 5wk old and have done since birth, i have researched on the net about it and think that its ok as long as neither me or dad has had a drink which we never do. its the best place for baby to be, warm and fed so easily, also great for getting sleep xx
Is your mattress soft? That could mean your baby is rolled over because of your weight on the mattress. Hence very firm matresses are encouraged when co-sleeping.
We sometimes co sleep, sometimes don't, but our baby's carrycot is right next to our bed, not that she cares, but I do! I find she wakes more often when we co-sleep, but I do love it. I also love the nights she's not in our bed though, but it took weeks of cuddling her into deep sleep to put her in her own bed before the stage we're at now where she'll go back down only half asleep after feeds.
We have a co-sleeping cot, so we never had LO in our bed. I'm really not comfortable with the idea of co-sleeping for me, as I sleep deeply and on my front. My LC did get us to try feeding lying down once, but LO was very windy and my nipples are quite flat, so it was painful and we had to sit up to wind him anyway, so I don't think co-sleeping would have worked for us!
We've got the side of his cot up now anyway though, so he's just in his cot in our room.
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