My goodness! Two pages to catch up on! I'll be back but MIL is here so might take me a while!
Can I just say that I am so thankful for this thread? Despite not contributing it is really making me feel less alone. I feel like a zombie right now, 4 month old dd had such a terrible night last night (as well as the last 5 weeks approx) and I am really going loony with the sleep deprivation. Knowing others are out there experiencing it also is definitely making me feel less alone and isolated.
Dd was awake every hr last night and was so difficult to settle each time. Then when I finally managed to, and was just about to drift off myself, bam! She would wake again
It makes me feel like I am a horrible mother to my 5 yr old during the day because i just have no energy.
My boy feeds for about 10-15 during the day. Sometimes one breast, sometimes too. Our bed time feed drags out to about 45 minutes.. I think a lot of it is comfort sucking and mum hiding away in the bedroom until dad has finished feeding the toddler
My MACH nurse said bub can get 30 mls per gulp sometimes so it's quite possible your bub has had a 'full bottle' after 5 mins...
As you know ds2 is on the SOS schedule... (But I can be flex if needed). I find it helpful because it helps me pin point more easily when to put bub down for a nap.
Ok I don't feel so bad now with DS feeding time. Ds1 was the same but I did have more milk with him, my boobs felt a lot fuller but maybe because I expressed a lot in between feeds which I am not doing this time around. But maybe I will start that, I can build up a stash, get DS to start taking a bottle and also increase supply.
He is still having lots of wet and poo nappies too and overnight!! Wow they are so full! Even if I change them during the night, the morning one is really heavy.
I fed DS puréed pumpkin and rice cereal last night and he loved it and slept till round 11:30 or something? Better than 10:30!! Ds1 probably woke him anyway. But then the usual million wake ups after that
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