BF in the day, FF at night

Discussion in 'Breastfeeding' started by Neecee, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. Neecee

    Neecee Guest

    Does anyone do this? Does a FF at night tend to make you LO sleep a bit longer?
     
  2. cherylanne

    cherylanne Mum/first tri #2

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    My friend does this. She BF all day and then last feed before she puts her to bed is FF and then her daughter only wakes once in the night now and she FF her.

    Hope this helps hun xx
     
  3. DonnaBallona

    DonnaBallona newlyweds!

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    I think sparkswilllfly is doing this Neecee?? maybe she would be a good person to ask :hugs:
     
  4. Yeah I do. I find it easier to bottle feed at night. She wakes like clockwork now. Last feed between 10 and 12. Then she wakes between 3 and 4 and 6 and 7. Then up for the day between 9 and 10. When I was breastfeeding it would take longer to feed and then she would be up again after two hours. I tried laying down whilst feeding but I would fall asleep and then we would both end up covered in milk.
     
  5. Chel

    Chel Well-Known Member

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    I've heard of doing this. I have a friend doing it because she just doesnt' feel like she has enough milk at the end of the day. I dont know how its effecting his sleep.
     
  6. wishing4ababy

    wishing4ababy mummy of 3 gorgeous LO's!

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    my mw has been today and suggested i do this as my lo has lost 6oz since birth! :cry: i got upset and she suggested that i do this - so start him off on me and finish him off on the bottle. not sure how it will go but last feed he had about 15 minutes off me and then 2oz of formula. I changed his nappy without him waking up!!
     
  7. Mervs Mum

    Mervs Mum Doula & Mum of 3!

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    A friend of mine does and he doesnt sleep any longer but her fella can help so it works well for her :)
     
  8. Brockie

    Brockie Well-Known Member

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    i have been doing this for a few weeks now and Freddie has been sleeping through, not sure if its the formula or just coincidence xxx i think it does fill their tummies a little more tho xx
     
  9. Shifter

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    This is 100% normal and to be expected, Jack lost over 1lb in the first week. Babies need to lose some of their birth weight in order for their kidneys to learn to function. Your MW should know this. Most babies will regain their birth weight within two weeks, some take a little less or a little more but you don't need to use formula if they are feeding well, having wet and dirty nappies, are lovely and pink and seem content.

    We top up with formula sometimes if Jack has a fussy day when he won't latch on. We give a bottle of formula in the evening if he's being fussy and I'm too exhausted to keep trying every half hour like he wants to! But whether we give him breast or formula for his last feed (between 10 and 11pm) he always sleeps through until about 3am, which is his only night feed, he wakes again between 6 and 8am.
     
  10. caggimedicine

    caggimedicine Mummy to Harry

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    I do this. I also thought that it might make Harry sleep longer.... WRONG! Feeding a baby formula doesn't necessarily lead to them sleeping longer - it's down to each individual baby. I BF Harry at bedtime, then when he wakes between 10-12 hubby gives him a bottle... then if he wakes during the night I BFd him again. Just means that I can get a few extra hours sleep whilst hubby is feeding him
     
  11. Shifter

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    Ditto!
     
  12. jms895

    jms895 Well-Known Member

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    I was considering this as I am knackered but decided against it.

    Was worried about him not wanting the nipple after the formula and bottle and possible colic and consitpation problems, but was also told if it works its a dream.

    Let me know how you get on! :D
     
  13. Neecee

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    Well I was going to try it last night, but I was knackered and couldn't be bothered to go downstairs to get the bottle! I just ended up BF'ing Kai in the bed at 2am and he lasted all the way til 6:30am!!! :happydance:
     
  14. Mervs Mum

    Mervs Mum Doula & Mum of 3!

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    :happydance: Well done to you both!!! x
     
  15. jms895

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    :wohoo: sleep!! Well done!
     
  16. Shifter

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  17. well done :happydance: I was going to say be careful if you start to use bottles as I have found Meadow sometimes refuses boobie and gets a bit cross when feeding sometimes. Obviously because bottles are easier to drink from shes lazy!
     
  18. 1st_baby

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    I used to do ti with max, I bought the bottles that had the closest resemblance to a nipple and it worked
     

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