Today has been our worst day. My daughter was two weeks old yesterday and today she has only had a 1.5 hour sleep and several very short power naps.
She has been wanting to feed off me all day but still awake. I'm having trouble burping her also.
I just gave her a top up of formula as it appears I may not be giving her enough, she only wanted 40ml.
Any tips? Any suggestions on what could settle her?
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19-05-2013 17:29 #1
Two week old not sleeping all day
19-05-2013 17:33 #2Senior Member
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Why do you think you aren't giving her enough?
She may be feeding all the time to build your supply up, cluster feeding is good.
Will she sleep in your arms? Have you tried a walk or a drive?
I was also told by my midwife that breast fed babies sometimes don't burp, I don't know if that's true as my DD did.
The first few weeks are hard, bub is adjusting to her new home x
19-05-2013 17:34 #3
Growth spurt, if she is feeding regularly chances are you have enough and formula isn't needed - catnaps are common, she is still a newborn adjusting to the world, my advice would be to take her lead if she otherwise seems well, relaxing baths and wrapped warm and tight. Demand feed to increase supply to her needs. Sometimes all they want is Mum, it is exhausting but usually gets a bit easier to put them down after 6 weeks.
19-05-2013 17:36 #4
Yep all she wants is me. When I put her down she won't sleep. If my husband try's to nurse her she cracks it.
19-05-2013 17:41 #5
She had her 1.5 hour nap on me today and if I tried to move her she cracked it.
How will I get through the night
19-05-2013 17:42 #6
It sounds very normal. FF and BF babies can have quite different behaviours but because FF babies are more common we have assumed that FF baby behaviour is 'the norm'. I found mastering the lying down position bliss because I could get some rest, read a book or watch TV whilst DD fed and slept.
ETA: DF slept in a different bed whilst DD was a newborn and we coslept. Actually, he slept on a blow up mattress on the living room floor about a year and bless him, he never complained once.
19-05-2013 17:43 #7
Try looking up The Happiest Baby on the Block by Harvey Karp - you can get it on iTunes as an iBook if that helps. It's about making baby feel comfortable and secure after 9 months inside to encourage good sleep. It was a godsend for us.
19-05-2013 17:47 #8
I'm not a mum, but there is a 24/7 free hotline you can call 1800882436, you can call with any questions about pregnancy, new borns etc, google "pregnancy, birth and baby" it's a government run iniative, its Australia wide, I believe they have nurses and midwives etc that you can talk to any time of day or night
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19-05-2013 17:59 #9Senior Member
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I feel for you, my (now) 5-week old was awake for 9hrs straight and cluster feeding that whole time when she was 5 days old. Team that with baby blues and I was a complete mess! If all else fails, know that it gets easier. There has been some great advice given already, but have you tried white noise?? It's fantastic for getting babies to sleep. Also if (like me) you're not into co-sleeping and are worried about safety, can you sleep while holding baby while your partner stays awake to ensure safety. Could be an idea if all else fails and you will feel so much better after even a couple of hours of sleep. Good luck!
19-05-2013 18:15 #10
I may have to try sleeping while she's on me, it appears to be the only way she will have some sort of sleep.
She has been feeling hot off and on all day but she has a normal temp. I think it's from all the crying and working her self up.
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