The only way to get used to it is to do it. He has to just step up.
Last edited by Sonja; 26-02-2016 at 19:03.
I'm in quite a similar situation. So freakung sleep deprived it's ridiculous and with a toddler and 8 month old and running a business. It's all
been said here but just wanted to say take any help that's thrown your way, DH sickie offer ask him to take it Monday. When we die no-one will say - gee she really pushed through the early years without asking/accepting help. What a gal! I just said to DH an hour ago - I'm doing more of what makes life easier, more comfortable. Sleep deprivation is torturous and I'm finding it accumulates. You're not alone and you don't have to cope either, it's ok to fall in a heap and lean on people.
How's all the tricky sleepers and tired mummy's doing?
My my little boy has thrown me a new curve ball and is refusing the breast. I am devestated. My other children all self weaned between 2-2.7years. I have no idea how to deal with this at all. He did have an ear infection last week and had his first course of antibiotics poor little sod and the refusal started around the same time but is getting worse and worse not better as you'd expect after getting medication. Nurofen or panadol make no difference. I'm at a loss. He hasn't fed from me since Saturday afternoon for about two minutes I have been expressing to keep my supply up and he will take some EBM from a bottle. I actually had him on an attempting to suckle this morning and the postman banged on the front door and that was the end of that. He's not accepting the breast overnight at all either.
sory for the huge all about me blurb, no one else gets this sleep/baby stuff
Breast refusal is rare at this age. He probably can't suck as his nose is blocked and you've provided a bottle.
Lose the bottle. Go skin/skin. Let him attach himself. Sleep with him on your chest and if necessary - feed him using a cup. Not a bottle.
Nightmare night/morning so far. Absolute nightmare finally got both the baby and toddler down together now for a nap. I am yet to eat today but if I move the baby will definitely wake..
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