Thinking of you Nell! Hope your little love comes really soon, hugs!
Hope everyone else is doing well?
Anyone else's LO still cluster feeding at a certain time of day? Harry seems to have his very fussy time between roughly 6.30pm & 8.30pm feeding on and off & not sleeping until close to 9 sometimes! He's 5 weeks today & I wonder if this is becoming a habit for him or if he really needs that much feeding??!!
Eva has been cluster feeding about the same time in the evening. She has been a bit better the past couple of evenings though and is feeding for longer at time.
Lilah's 2 week check up was today. She's 9 pounds 4 ounces and 21 1/2 inches long. So she's gained 12 ounces in the last 12 days and 1 1/2 inches since she was born. The pediatrician was super happy with this.
Matthew is fighting his sleep! Sometimes he will go from feed to feed without sleeping. Not really crying, just... hanging out I suppose. LOL With his eyes wide open just paying attention. I wish he would sleep though... I barely get anything done when he does this!
Nash does the same thing. He skips a sleep then sleeps longer for his next nap usually
Thanks for all the advice ladies. So tonight I went with my instinct, gave him his usual 4oz bottle and had an extra oz on stand by. He wouldn't settle, was restless and stressed after 20 or so minutes of comfort and skin to skin so gave him the extra oz and he crashed. Slept from 11-3 mummy feels amazing
We've just done the same and he took the extra oz, broke off at about three quarters of the way through. I guess he is just a hungry boy
They told me not to put him up to 5oz but 4oz six times a day obviously just wasn't enough for him. We'll see how we go on this principle for now but happy for him to have 5oz if he is satisfied for longer, also they recommend 5oz at his weigh I think. The trick will be the 5hrs between feeds !
Sorry I've been AWOL. Been trying to keep on top of looking after both my girls - what hard work!
Yesterday I was ready to pull my hair out. Darcey was fussing and needing to either be fed, cuddled or carried in the wrap (wht a life saver that is!) and Meg was literally climbing the walls and refusing to nap.In the end I took them out in the buggy and they both fell asleep straight away so I turned around and came back home. They slept on while I had a bit of a tidy up then I got Darcey out for snuggles.
Not the best of nights last night. Darcey is quite windy and I find dentinox really helps. After her 4am feed she was fast aseep so I didn't have the heart to give it to her. BIG mistake - she didn't cry but laid there groaning loudly and having mini pukes. In the end I let her sleep on my chest as that's the only place she ws comfortable.
Meg is off to the in laws for the night so I've got 24 hours to chill with my newborn. When I was pregnant I felt guilty that Meg's life was about to change. In reality I feel guilty that Darcey doesn't get the full on attention I was able to give Meg at the same age.
Oh and I'm waiting for a poo-nami - this is day 3 without going. I'm just glad we use cloth nappies as they're so good at holding it all in. I'm using out most trusty nappies until she produces.
Sonia - I agree with the others. If he's hungry he should be fed in my opinion. It doesn't matter if he's BF or FF - babies aren't greedy they just rely on their tummies to tell them they need more.
Well, last night was a fail at getting Lilah to sleep in her rocker instead of with us. I could not get her to stay asleep with being moved, so I eventually gave up and just cuddled up to her and nursed her to sleep. Oh well. So she slept with us until 7 this morning, when I was finally able to get her to stay asleep and transfer to her rocker.
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