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    Default Did you do anything to get a sleep through or did he do it alone?? on SOS routine

    My son is 4.5wks old, and I've just started the save our sleep routine, was previously on a 4 hrls feeding routine and he was waking only once throughout the night, now he is waking twice a night and feeding more often and I feel like I have less milk to offer him... I am wondering if this book is supposed to "save our sleep" why is has taken more away from us also wondering when ds is supposed to start sleeping through, guessing it's going to take a little while for my boobs to adjust to the more frequent feeding on this new routine... anyone had the same problem able to give me answers..

    Also, did you do anything different to get baby to sleep through or did he/she just one day not wake up for a feed during the night???

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    Please please don't put your baby on routine feeds if you are breast feeding! He is still SO tiny, it would be normal for him to wake every two hours for at least another 3-4 months! He is waking more because he is HUNGRY! Just feed him and cuddle him as much as possible and throw that horrible book in the bin. He is a newborn and newborns are NoT designed for routine!

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    Please THROW THAT BOOK AWAY!!! Eek I used it for a few months and so many tears and it has done damage to my 3yo DS, if your baby cries he needs you! Feed on demand and he will become so comfortable and trusting of you he will sleep soundly for you when he's ready, sorry to sound rude at all but it has caused nothing but trouble in our home xx enjoy your beautiful bubba

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    Look for Pinky McKay books/ web page she is wonderful a no cry approach

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    Munchkin, I totally disagree with ivfmomof2. I am a great believer of routine and of mum and dads sanity. We did four hour feeds and found our little one cut out the night feed at around 7 weeks.... I have to say it was bliss and allowed me to be a much more attentive mum to my children in the day because I wasn't a walking zombie. I am also a great believer of control crying, in the day time I used to go out and garden.

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    I believe at 4 and a half weeks, routine feeding and controlled crying will destroy your milk supply it takes at least 6 weeks for supply to be well established

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    I control cried one, and demand fed and cuddled the other to sleep. The latter is the one who started sleeping through the night earlier and is a more vibrant, confident little girl. My eldest I regret CCing, but I was naive and just did what I was told is best.

    DD2 started sleeping through the night completely somewhere between 7-10 months. At 6 months when she began solids DH would settle her nightly call so she didn't smell my boobs. He would pick her up and cuddle/sing her to sleep. She's now a great sleeper unless she's been sick. My eldest still has sleeping issues..

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    Quote Originally Posted by faroutbrusselsprout View Post
    Please please don't put your baby on routine feeds if you are breast feeding! He is still SO tiny, it would be normal for him to wake every two hours for at least another 3-4 months! He is waking more because he is HUNGRY! Just feed him and cuddle him as much as possible and throw that horrible book in the bin. He is a newborn and newborns are NoT designed for routine!
    I couldn't agree more. Their little tummies are just so tiny they need to eat frequently.

    It WILL get better. I promise. But at 4.5 weeks you still need to follow their lead.

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    Feeding to a schedule WILL affect your milk supply. If you wish to continue breastfeeding, do not wait 4 hours between feeds.

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    I agree with the other posters, feeding on demand is much better for you and bub. I know it sucks, but long term it will be better for you both to let your bub eat and sleep when they need to. Feel free to ignore our opinions (cause that's all they are) but please, make sure you do research and make a decision that you are completely happy with. The best thing you can do for your supply is to feed-play-sleep on demand x


 

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