Has bubba been doing any better over last couple days? Have u managed to catch some zzzz?
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31-03-2013 00:01 #11
31-03-2013 10:52 #12Senior Member
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I stayed away from coffee while breasdfeeding...well until bub was at least 6 months.
I set up a comfy chair in the nursery with a tv. I would just sleep there between feeds. quite offen id acutally fall asleep with my b00bs out and bub asleep too...glad no one had a camera .
You'll be fine, it does get better. Just wait until you get your first full nights sleep...you'll feel like you can fly!
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08-04-2013 22:22 #13
Things are slightly better! Longer sleep times thankfully!
Thanks for the advice ladies!
08-04-2013 23:36 #14
Drinking coffee or any form of caffeine while breast feeding could affect your baby since whatever you ingest she does also.
09-04-2013 06:17 #15
The amt of caffeine that passes thru is minuscule, however obv if bub or uself are very sensitive to caffeine - stay away.
I am a caffeine lover, so restricting coffee was hard! But I have maybe 3 cups total (instant) throughout the day - if we're out, I may splurge on a 'proper' coffee. If I 'need' another coffee to make it thru, I don't beat myself up about it - bub has proved that she's not affected (ie no gas, sleeping patterns, irritability).
As with everything in relation to being a parent - do what keeps u sane!
09-04-2013 06:34 #16
The one thing that really helped me get through those early weeks/months was mastering dressing whilst lying down... I put DS in bed with us and just let my boobs hang all out.. I could doze off while he was feeding and wake up to swap sides!
09-04-2013 07:03 #17
I lived on Up and Goes as breakfast, quick and no effort meant I didn't waste time eating when DS was asleep, it meant I could nap or at least rest.
I wore him all day as that is the only way he would sleep and meant at least I had hands free.
As far as getting rest I got DH to do a shift of holding DS on his chest when he got home from work so I could get 2hrs sleep....(or less till next feed)
I agree with suggestion of lying down to feed. I didn't try that till much later and it is awesome! Especially when bubs is going through the feed every hour stage.
Anyone who can help with making dinners for your freezer or doing washing etc? If you can get help like this it means you can rest as much as possible.
09-04-2013 07:09 #18Senior Member
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Naps during the days, just whenever I could. It's hard work but it gets easier.
I had a countdown clock..
I kept telling myself at 6 weeks I would get a bit easier, and it did. Then I looked forwards to 3 months and it got better at that milestone. Then I aimed for 6 months and almost had a party when we got there!
09-04-2013 07:12 #19
09-04-2013 07:28 #20Senior Member
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