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Old Apr 25th, 2017, 08:32 AM   1051
Savasanna
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To be honest, the sleeping thing is what I'm worried about the most as well! But, at the same time, we're currently struggling with sleep with our 6-month old exclusively formula fed baby so I guess you never really do know what's going to happen.

But the evenings are what's making me think we'll end up with some form of formula/BF hybrid. I could see exclusively BF for the first 12 weeks while I'm on maternity leave and then supplementing with some formula in the evenings after I go back to work. But.. you know what they say about best laid plans..



 
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Old Apr 25th, 2017, 10:36 AM   1052
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My son was an amazing sleeper for the first six months, then it all went to hell. No harm in trying formula to see if it helps sleep, but from what I've seen in my sleep groups, it's really just down to the individual kid, and whether you do any sleep training.



 
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Old Apr 25th, 2017, 12:38 PM   1053
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Yea - all the other kiddos we've cared for have been amazing sleepers, so if I had never met Peanut I'd be inclined to link it to formula.. but she struggles. We've even been sleep training consistently for almost two months now and she's still at 2 wakes a night. (And I consider that a huge success from where we started!)

So it's probably one part formula, one part schedule/routine and 5 parts individual kid. haha



 
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Old Apr 25th, 2017, 12:40 PM   1054
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Welcome newbies

This is definitely the place for support! I think I may have had several meltdowns without this thread by now and these wonderful women.

I was in two minds actually whether to mention the subject but if we can't be supportive of each other's personal choices then it's a poor show so i must admit it was lovely to read the replies.. I think at the end of the day it comes down to a few different things and everyone's situation is different. Not only that but as some others have said about BF not working as well as expected, I won't beat myself up if it fails and I certainly won't feel like I've failed my daughter as I'm confident in the fact that formula these days is a pretty close substitute! Breast or bottle - as long as our September babes are happy and healthy, that's all that matters right?



 
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Old Apr 25th, 2017, 12:49 PM   1055
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Exactly. We've been foster parents for 2+ years now and it drives me COMPLETELY batty when I see parents degrading other parents because of BF/formula or whether or not to co-sleep or CIO or whatever other parent ideology they've decided is most important to them.

Your child is loved. Your child is consistently cared for. Your child has stability. THOSE are the things that matter, not whether they did or did not sleep with you until they were 3 years old.

(speaking to me 4 years ago as well, as I used to judge just as much as the next person before I suddenly realized how absurd I was being)



 
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Old Apr 25th, 2017, 15:22 PM   1056
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Hi ladies,

Had a bit of a scary day. I'm messaging from hospital where I am being kept in overnight. Had an excessive bleed today, very much like a period, so was sent to maternity assessment. The bleeding has now calmed down but hasn't stopped. They have decided to keep me in to assess me again in the morning and also do an ultrasound. They couldn't fit me in for an ultrasound today!! They listened to baby's heartbeat n said it sounded fine but I won't be satisfied until I see it for myself. So looks like it'll be a sleepless night for me. I'm in a room with women going into labour all over the place lol x



 
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Old Apr 25th, 2017, 15:37 PM   1057
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How scary! I hope everything is ok and you get some answers soon. I've heard lots of stories of women with random bleeding and everything turned out fine.



 
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Old Apr 25th, 2017, 15:51 PM   1058
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Bless you tess can't imagine how worried you are but I'm sure it's just one of those unexplained bleeds! They've heard heartbeat which is great. Aw. Thinking of you lovely x



 
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Old Apr 25th, 2017, 16:03 PM   1059
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Hope everything is ok



 
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Old Apr 25th, 2017, 16:13 PM   1060
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Oh Tess - How scary! Thank goodness you were able to hear your baby's hb to get you through the night. I hope they have an ultrasound for you first thing tomorrow morning.

Thinking of you!



 
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