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i have a 6 week old and he is very unsettled in the afternoon's from 2-7. he wakes at around 2/2:30 I pick my eldest son up from school, get home around 3:20 feed him once I get home and after a nappy change. he feed's for a while then falls asleep before finishing other side. I burp him and try to wake him. once I put him down he then wakes straight away... so I feed him on the other side, by this time it's about 4:30 -4:45. he falls a sleep finally and put him down. he sleep's till around 5:30 then wakes again. he want's a feed again, by this time I am getting dinner cooked and bathing older kids.he is crying the hole time will I am doing things. so once i have finally finished cooking etc.. I then feed him about 6! he finishes feeding just before 7. i hold him over my shoulder for a little while cause he is wiggling and letting out a few loud cries. in then end i put him into bed. he sleeps till about 8:30/9 then give him a feed, sometimes i don't get him settled again till about 11. he then wakes during the night at 1 back to sleep at around 2:30 then feed again at 5/5:30, back to bed at 6:30 then he wants a feed again at 8. i do the school run at 8 so i don't get to feed him till about 9 but every second day i give him a bath so he will get a feed at 9:30. once he is feed he will go down at around 10-10:30 then he will sleep till 12:30/1 once feed again he will then wake at 2/2:30 as i had said, so it then stars all over again.. he chucks up pretty much every burp as well and will throw up a little while sleeping
. please if anyone has a suggestions on how to get through this busy time of day.:D
Unfortunately it's just something he's got to grow out of. My boy is 5mths & still has the odd night...
Get a good sling or infant carrier & that'll help you have some spare hands to get done what needs to...
Good luck - it sux hey.
this started to be the odd night, but it's happening every afternoon. :(
it sure does sux. thanks
I cant help, your lucky he has naps, DD would just scream constantly unless she was on my boob from about 3-9pm EVERY night for about 2 months. Nothing helped, everything i found that calmed her only worked for a day or two and that was it.
Good luck xx
gee makes me feel like i have it good. :D
Sounds like normal unpredictable baby behavior to me! Haha or cluster feeding?
cluster feeding? do they generally grow out of it??
This is pretty normal, my bub did this early on. Only thing I can recommend is that for so long a feeds that bub is probably not feeding the entire time but using you as a pacifier. I was told the best thing is to make them finish the feed so keep waking them till they are really finished -if you can - and then when they do sleep it will be proper sleeps.
I would say the reason the feeds are so close together (I'm guessing) is because bub keeps falling asleep so wasn't finished. The key would be to recognise earlier when bub is hungry so they feed properly or keep trying to wake bub.
Not sure if it's any help, good luck. And it does get easier.
Sounds all normal to me, I fed DS to sleep tonight and he's nearly 5 months. Your LOs stomach is still so tiny so feeds close together are normal as breastmilk is easily digested and your bub needs a full stomach all the time. It gets better, just keep swimming ;)
DD is 5 weeks and that sounds about right :) we feed every half an hour with cat naps from 4pm-8:30 then she feeds again at 10 then sleeps till 2am and feeds till 4am on and off but is awake, then she sleeps till 6am and then feeds every hour for ten minutes (falling straight back to sleep with no awake time) until 10 am then sleeps till 1pm then sleeps till 3/4 pm and it starts all over again.
I think it's a pretty normal routine for a young bub :) these days won't last forever.. At least that's what I keep telling myself! Lol
hi OP, my LO was the same at that age, but it does improve over time. i think with older kids and a school run it makes the arvos hard and also for bubs cause they get tired.
i agree with PP who suggested a sling. i found it helpful also to have bub on me while getting things ready.
to make the evening run smoother i found making dinner ahead of time when the baby slept in the day helped me. so when its was warmer i'd have made a salad ready to pull out later and then maybe a frittata or pasta to go with it.(or wrangle husband to cook meat on BBQ)
now its cold i tend to cook casseroles, soups and a fav in our house spag bol.
then you only have to add/finish off by warming or making pasta. i try to make extra to get us through two nights so i have a cruisy next day ;)
now, the baby did still have to do some crying but they soon learn to be flexible and my older DD had to learn that dinner cant always be exciting!:laughing:
still there were times DH would call on way home with me going :freakingout:
i hope this awkward stage passes for you soon..
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