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    Quote Originally Posted by lilypily View Post
    At about 6 weeks I introduced a bottle of formula before bed and it was the best thing I ever did. He would then do a 4 hour block and it was enough to get me through the rest of the night if I went down when he did. Formula aint all bad... I loved it and ditched the boob at 4 months.
    Doesn't work for everyone though unfortunately. My DD would often have a bottle at night and at 17 months still doesn't sleep through sigh!

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    Not that this suggestion will do much to your LO but for your nips, get some hydrogel nipple pads pop them in the fridge for a while and pop them on your nipples. Soooo comforting from the coolness and the hydrogel is actually a wound dressing that will help them recover a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KaraB View Post
    I only wish there was a way I could do it walking around with my hands free so that I could get other things done at the same time lol.
    It can be done! See below...

    handsfreebreastfeeding.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atropos View Post
    Doesn't work for everyone though unfortunately. My DD would often have a bottle at night and at 17 months still doesn't sleep through sigh!
    No no sleeping through the night, just a bit longer between feeds was nice. At nearly 3 he still doesn't sleep through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atropos View Post
    She's right on the second wonder week. Hang in there if you can.supply building generally goes for the first three months of life, so there is that to consider too.
    Wonder weeks are from due date so if she's only 2 days old according to due date, I don't think it's a wonder week.

    I would go with the dummy or put her in bed with you.

    I second feeding lying down as well.
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    Some babies are settled, some aren't. DD1 cried all the time and was so hard to settle. I couldn't BF as she couldn't attach (I'm an imposter in this section!). Problem is if she's just an unsettled baby it won't help, you will have just removed one way of settling her. I remember when DD1 had a bottle and was still crying knowing I had 3 more hours till I could feed her again . She wouldn't take a dummy so it was lap after lap of my house.

    DD2 is a dream baby. I keep forgetting she exists she's that quiet and easy. I've never had to walk her to settle her, probably helps she takes a dummy. It's just the way some babies are built, done are settled some are demanding, it's not anything you created.

    So perhaps introduce one FF and see if it helps. I hope for you it does. But try it before you chuck BFing just to make sure it does help.

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    Subbing so I can come back and read as we are going thru the same.

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    Well last night I started being much more persistent with the dummy and it's holding her off a little bit longer. Hopefully I can slowly stretch her further with it.


    ETA as I was writing that I managed to get her to sleep with the dummy, 45 minutes after she last fed
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    My LO was a bit the same. Constantly feeding! Took about 3 weeks for her to take the dummy and things are much better-feeds are stretched and I she is not relying on me for comfort constantly

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    Quote Originally Posted by redlipsandpearls View Post
    Well last night I started being much more persistent with the dummy and it's holding her off a little bit longer. Hopefully I can slowly stretch her further with it.


    ETA as I was writing that I managed to get her to sleep with the dummy, 45 minutes after she last fed
    Yay! Hope you managed to get a bit of sleep too!!

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