@Ngaiz it doesn't matter how it works, as long as it is working for you. That's the main thing.
Oh, and that the washing is all done.... 😜😁😜😉😳
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10-12-2014 18:36 #251
10-12-2014 18:38 #252
You wouldn't believe it but I managed to give her 100ml of formula today and Dh is currently giving her a bottle. I think things are looking up. At least if she takes it from dh i might be able to get a good night's rest this weekend. 👏👏
10-12-2014 19:01 #253
Great Ngaiz! And good advice Bedlover. I was a bit concerned that Ellie wakes so early after reading your post but as you've said if it works it should be ok. I'll get her checked out with the nurse next week. Hope you have a good night Ngaiz. Can you let us know tomorrow?
10-12-2014 19:27 #254Senior Member
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i started sleep school on the weekend and am doing the last instalment this weekend. The head nurse did say she always advises mums apply for sleep school before the problem gets really bad. There was a mum with a 7 month, who had already returned to work and her baby was a real handful. She needed to get control of the situation before her support network went back overseas. Some of the other mums had waited till their babies were now 15-18 months and said they should have done it earlier. All of us had similar problems; night wakings, not going down easily and and not sleeping enough.
basically we have been told that babies need to have 12 hours sleep a night. At 7 months they should be sleeping right through and only require 4 milk feeds a day. Dream feeds should cease at 6 months.
i too had been feeding anywhere bw 6 to 8 times a day, plus giving solids 3 times a day.
they did perform miracles and got bubs to sleep 12 hour nights since. However last night I had issues with her waking at 4 am. In the past I would have just breast fed her, but now I have to resettle, which in last nights case took me an hour and a half. So needless to say I'm looking forward to going back this weekend. I'm also anxious about her waking up tomorrow morning.
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10-12-2014 19:33 #255Senior Member
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Bed lover did give you very good advice.
another thing we were told is that bw 7-9 months they must have 4 hours sleep during the day. The first one is the most important, the second should also be substantial and the last one can be 45 minutes.
10-12-2014 21:00 #256
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Oh crap Team Panda. Ellie isn't sleeping nearly enough for her age then. But I don't want to go to sleep school! Wah 😩
Hoping the 4am wake up was a one off. Good luck!
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11-12-2014 04:41 #257
6:30pm-Feed. Took ~140ml of EBM/formula mixed.
Then turned into a crazy hyperactive rodent crawling all over Dh, me and the furniture.
7:00pm-bed. Wouldn't settle so ssshh/patted in the cot for 15 min. Finally asleep.
9:20pm-Awake, put back to sleep by Dh. Don't know how, don't care, but it didn't take much.
12:54am-Grizzled but self settled.
2:30am-woke, wouldn't settle took 40ml of ebm/form mix straight back to sleep. This leads me to believe it is def comfort feeding.
3:10am-awake, back arching, arms flailing, kicking and gagging screaming won't be ssshd/patted back to sleep. So cuddled/rocked/patted. Didn't want to feed again if it was just comfort feeding and only going to get her back to sleep for 45mins.
4:06am- after 56mins of hell she is finally asleep and the sun is about to come up. Hopefully she sleeps until 6am.
Dh slept through the whole ordeal, if he makes one sh!ty comment I will effin cut him.
Going to express and not bother going back to bed in case she wakes at 5am.
Overall, it wasn't a bad night with lots of wakings. But I would normally just fred her to settle her but it only lasts 30mind and then she wakes again. Will continue with the expressing and giving a bottle instead.
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11-12-2014 05:17 #258
5:16am and I can hear her chatting to herself in her room.
Eta-must've dozed of and on.
5:50am-Awake and crying.
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11-12-2014 05:32 #259
Thanks Panda. Did they give you any indication of how much she should have with each feed? If I'm going to express I don't want to waste any.
We are going away at Christmas and I'm hoping all this effort isn't wasted on yet another change of environment.
11-12-2014 07:07 #260
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Oh no Ngaiz! Sorry to hear you had a few issues. I hope it can be sorted before your holiday!
How long do you leave it before you decide she won't settle?
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