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    OP - around 6 weeks is when their sleep cycle becomes about 20 minutes so it makes sense that his longer sleeps dropped off around then. The challenge is getting them to stay asleep for more than one cycle - I'm sure other people have far better advice on doing that than I do, I just wanted to reassure you that it was a perfectly normal part of their development.

    My 11 week old still cluster feeds at night but it IS becoming less intense and so is her early morning cluster feeding that was (generally) caused by her insane farting and grunting.

    I haven't got a magic solution for the farting and grunting, but based on the number of babies in our DIG experiencing it I'm comfortable declaring it to be fairly normal.

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    Block feeding will help if you think it may be too much foremilk.

    To find a good LC, you could try contacting the midwifery team at your hospital, or the ABA should be able to put you in contact with one.

    Both hospitals I have birth at had a LC unit they worked closely with, and they were free of charge to see. When I had my twins, I was wheeled into recovery and she was there waiting for me, said "I heard you wanted to breastfeed?" And that was it. She helped me initially and then I visited her another couple of times to iron out the wrinkles. So it was helpful for me that we were put in touch with an LC right from the very start. I wish every hospital did that for mothers who wish to breastfeed.

    Hopefully you can find someone who knows where you can find one.

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    If you get a consult with an LC make sure she's an IBCLC and get her to check for a tongue and upper lip tie. A lot of your issues could be symptoms of those so it's worth getting it checked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A-Squared View Post
    Early on he was a great sleeper, 1.5 to 3 hours each sleep day and night but it's only recently changed. The 40 minute ones don't bother me it's more the constant feeding and losing track of where I'm at with him, I end up confused as to whether he's tired, hungry or needs a burp.
    The little imps try to keep us on our toes!! They lure you into a false sense of security by being predicable for a week or two then presto, they go and change their routine with no consultation or warning!!

    My DD was a TERRIBLE sleeper, often as a baby only sleeping 2 x 15 minute naps during the day then waking every hour or so during the night for feeds. One day she actually slept for 3 hours during the day!! I didn't know what to do with myself. The next day I mirrored EXACTLY what I had done the previous day but it wasn't to be, back to 2 x 15 minute power naps.

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    OP - my bub is about the same age as yours and good to know it is a wonder week as he has been a bit wiggly too!
    I agree it is sometimes tricky to figure out if they're hungry, windy or tired and the only way that really works for me is a routine. I know they're all different but my bub goes about 3 - 4 hrs between feeds, so if he wakes before he is due for next feed I put him in the ergo and stick the dummy in, which also seems to be a good position for burping/ farting for him and will always have a least another nap here.
    Then when he wakes for feed he can usually stay awake for a decent feed. I still change nappy in between sides both night and day to wake him up and burp before and after nappy change. I usually get 2-3 burps between feed and after.
    I definitely think full feeds rather than snacks will help, and the fast letdown is probably contributing to the wind too. I have a LC I can recommend in Brisbane, but not sure where you are, I think the ABA website might have a list of LC's.
    But I think as we get closer to the 3 month mark things should settle anyway.
    Hope some of that helps


 

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