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    Firstly, please know that I think that every new parent feels like you first do at the beginning. Even still I feel like that sometimes, DD would only cat nap today. So please know, you are not failing at all.

    The other PP's have given some really great advice, some of which I'm going to borrow . I hope things improve for your soon.

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    Poor thing xxx all great suggestions... Get in your bed with her and snuggle in! Feed her if she wants and prop yourself and baby up with pillows so you can lay back and relax together. She will fall asleep feeding and you can then drift of knowing she is safe in your arms.. Point is to try and get sleep where you can during this hard time.

    It will get easier and bubs will get used to being in her cot etc.. She may have tummy issues making her want to be close..

    Warming her bed is an excellent suggestion and also if she's sucking to sleep.. I used to put my pinky finger in baby's mouth while feeding and press gently down on her lower jaw to break suction then swiftly insert dummy and give quick rock so she didn't stir too much... Then pop her down for nap lol.. Very cheeky but it worked! They get good at using boobie as dummy but it's not much fun for a newly breastfeeding mum!

    Good luck hon..

    Chin up, it will get better, nap where possibly and you are really doing a wonderful job!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VintageLover View Post
    Poor thing xxx all great suggestions... Get in your bed with her and snuggle in! Feed her if she wants and prop yourself and baby up with pillows so you can lay back and relax together. She will fall asleep feeding and you can then drift of knowing she is safe in your arms..
    are you insane? Do not tell a clearly exhausted mother to do that

    I'm sorry I don't have time for a meaningful post right now I will come back later but please please do NOT prop yourself and bub in bed on pillows and drift off to sleep it is a recipe for SIDS!!! If you are going to co sleep please do it safely, with a firm bed, blanket not a quilt and just a pillow for your head.

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    No I am not insane, thanks for asking lol,

    Not talking about co sleeping.. Just having a Kip while baby feeds.. Pillows work or you can get special feeding pillows the arrange yourself with pillows so you can rest.

    Good luck hon, rest as much as you can xxx

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    Thanks everyone. Tried giving her a dummy tonight but she just kept spitting it out so I guess she isnt interested in that. She is finally asleep now. I bathed, massaged baby moisturiser and fed her but still took 2 hours after that for her to go to sleep. Im not looking forward to when she wakes in the middle of the night because I dont want to do it all again. Fingers crossed it was just one bad day. I have an appoint with the maternal health nurse tomorrow so I am going to talk to her aswell.

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    I hope you can get an ok sleep and recharge. Good luck with your appointment tomorrow

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    if you want to give the dummy another go, try dipping it in breast milk before putting it in her mouth.

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    Having a much better night tonight, she woke for a feed at 1.30 and went straight back down and she has just woken again now, well 10 mins ago and she i feeding away. hopefully she goes straight back dowen again.

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    If at all possible, please do sleep during the day with your bub, it is really important to prevent yourself getting exhausted especially if bub is a bit of a restless sleeper at night. Mothering is a marathon, not a sprint, please make sure you look after yourself!!

    Glad to hear she's been more settled

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissJa View Post
    Having a much better night tonight, she woke for a feed at 1.30 and went straight back down and she has just woken again now, well 10 mins ago and she i feeding away. hopefully she goes straight back dowen again.
    Thats Great! Im glad you were able to get some rest




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