5 weeks in Tuesday SL so not at ahead of Orlando I don't think?
She is flat out refusing to take from the breast at the moment, I've tried her before a bottle, after but notin is working so will infinite with the expressing for as long as my sanity holds up! The smell of formula makes me gag lol
Although we has been giving her a bottle of formula at her 10.30pm feed of a night after a few people suggested it and it seems to har made her sleep for up to 5 hours the last few nights. Maybe that might help girls?
Don't feel bad about formula you tried to bf and its all about mental health too so don't feel bad I have had people saying oh you should bf well when you can't you can't and its your baby x
Maddison has been going 4hrs at a time how ever we have found at her 3am feed she is restless till about 4.30 am some times 5am but then will sleep up to 5 hrs if only we could get her back to sleep quicker
Any ideas ??
I've been told to count the feeds from the time they start so if you do one at 7 then a three hour feed would be due at 10, makes no sense to me as I think it would make more sense to go from the end time!
Silly question but how do the sleeping bags work? There seems to be a lot of room at the end of them so how to you place bubs at the end of the bed with all the extra material?
Sl: fairly normal to only sleep that much at 3 weeks. They do have a growth spurt around the 3 week mark and will usually then space out a little more, then a big growth spurt at 6 weeks. Ellie fed every 2 hours for an hour at a time at around 6/7 weeks, night and day.
Crafty: I *think* you are meant to put them right down the end of the cot so that they can't wiggle down and end up with bedding over their face. The idea of the sleeping bag is that they can't slide down in it anyway so it can't go over their head, and it replaces loose bed sheets so it's not so much of a problem for them to be further away from the bottom of the cot.
Thanks Grebbeci, that seems to make sense.
Ad thank you to KM for the suggestion on running fingers over their eyes, we seem to be on a winner so far which is 3 hours ahead of schedule for the night!!
Haha Crafty I may of jinxed myself! It's not working for me tonight Actually thank my mum lol she used it on me 34 years ago!
All your advice is invaluable, I just hope I have enough patience to keep going...she still hasn't really slept for more than 30 mins at a time again. I need to keep my cool and believe you all when you say it will get easier, I find myself thinking I'm not a good mother or cut out for this, I have terrible patience.
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