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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Miss Muffet View Post
    thankyou. this has all helped me. i will continue what im doing.
    my sleep consulant wants me to try stretch hiss feeds out to 3-3.5hrs in the day. ive tried and it doesnt feel right. maybe it wil take some adjusting time. it doesnt feel right because im going by the clock not my baby.
    She suggested cutting out the little 'top up" feed before his naps that i give him. she said feeding 2hourly - he is mainly 'snacking' all day.
    now im totally confused. i thought with breastfeeding u flop em out when ever ur bub wants it? not so much feeding because its been 3 hours. then not feeding again for another 3hrs. what if he really liked that comfort feed before his naps?
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    Honestly I'll agree with this info, regardless of what people think of me. At 4 months we were in a sleep clinic DD was so bad (and formula fed). They stretched feeds to 180ml every 4 hours and all of a sudden she slept through every night, and had a one hour and a 2 hour nap everyday. She was happy, she started learning, she was happy between feeds, her bowel motions were normal. She was a new baby!

    I would try suggesting this - out changes were made within one week. We changed gradually (one day 2hr30min, next day 3 hour etc).

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    I'm so with Moxy on this one!

    It's great to get help and advice, but it can overwhelm your own instincts sometimes. Especially from well meaning sources. I wouldn't change what you are doing, to be honest. (With one exception; if YOU think something needs adjusting.)

    Overnight waking is ONLY a problem if it's something you just can't handle anymore! Otherwise, if you can put up with it the way it is for a little while longer, it truly will get better.

    4 months is very tough. I've experienced the growth spurt/developmental changes with both mine at that age too.

    One thing, maybe the consultant was thinking that when bub 'snacks' they're getting mostly the foremilk? But it honestly doesn't sound like that's the case, with those kind of gains and plenty of wet/dirty nappies. Bub sounds 100% perfect.

    You've come to the right place for support! It can be a tough journey... There are lot of mind games we play on ourselves as mums (especially new mums).

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucymoo View Post
    Honestly I'll agree with this info, regardless of what people think of me. At 4 months we were in a sleep clinic DD was so bad (and formula fed). They stretched feeds to 180ml every 4 hours and all of a sudden she slept through every night, and had a one hour and a 2 hour nap everyday. She was happy, she started learning, she was happy between feeds, her bowel motions were normal. She was a new baby!

    I would try suggesting this - out changes were made within one week. We changed gradually (one day 2hr30min, next day 3 hour etc).
    If baby was breastfed I'd also be inclined to agree. But BFing is designed to be a demand/supply scenario and stretching out feeds/cutting out feeds can cause problems for mum and baby.

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    I was told by my CAFHS nurse to stretch out feeds for my 'humongous' 90th percentile baby. I did it, and tbh it was fairly easy, except that I became anxious watching the clock all the time, and he began to cluster feed overnight, which sent his sleeping backwards which we haven't recovered from. Now I try to follow his lead more, and he is feeding less often as he gets older.

    Hang in there. I remember the four month wonder week/sleep regression/growth spurt. It was hideous and I was beside myself. A few of us have a Sleep Support Network Thread if you'd like a place to vent/seek advice. It sounds like you are doing a wonderful job nurturing your bub. Keep it up!

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    Babies wake at night not to be a pain, but for survival. Sounds like you have a totally normal bub who loves mummas milk 300gm a week is insane, well done!! Don't give up, you're doing an excellent job.

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    Agree with all other PP - you're doing an amazing job. The weight gain alone shows bub is getting enough from you.

    The only other thing I was going to suggest is top-up feeds of EBM, to really put your mind at ease that he isn't hungry. That way you aren't having to introduce formula against your wishes.

    My DS2 is currently waking for a feed every 1.5-2hrs overnight. I also have a 19mth old so can't catch up on sleep during the day. I'm utterly exhausted - but this does pass hun, promise! X

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    Wow! You are doing a fantastic job!!!!

    i have found wearing my baby during the day helped with sleeping. Bubs would feed in his carrier and then snooze right where he belongs, resting his head on my chest. Once he started sleeping during the day more I found he would also sleep more at night. Dunno if it will work for you but maybe try wearing your bub.

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    Whatever you decide... BFing or formula, don't let anyone sway you either way. If your heart is set on BFing then you are doing an amazing job and your baby sounds like they are thriving. 300gms wow!! Well done! I think perhaps (from reading another thread) people are pushing you towards formula because of possible PND?? I could be wrong, I read so many posts I can't remember who wrote what. I remember when I was suffering severe PND the mental health nurses, drs etc were all gently pushing me to wean my baby onto formula towards the end as i was suffering so much anxiety. I persevered with BFing my first child 11 months and made only 6 months with my 2nd child before I weaned her onto prescription formula because I was far to unwell with PND to continue any longer. I hope you find some really great support systems to help with BFing. ABA have a counselling line that has some great advice and know everything there is to know about BFing. I rang them with a bunch of questions when I was BFing.. Xx

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    I agree, please go with your gut instincts.....one day, one hour at a time...its so hard at first....my baby cluster fed for five hours straight every night for ages...it was exhausting but im so glad i kept bfing..i have found with bf that babies will naturally adjust and it will get easier for you....i know ppl suggest ff cos they think it will be less stressful for mum but going against your gut instinct is more stressful. You are doing so well....bf is hard work!


 

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