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.
+ Reply to Thread
Results 21 to 25 of 25
29-11-2014 07:04 #21Senior Member
- Join Date
- Mar 2008
29-11-2014 07:18 #22
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.
29-11-2014 07:23 #23
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.
29-11-2014 11:53 #24
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.
30-11-2014 10:50 #25Senior Member
- Join Date
- Mar 2009
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
By Monkeymoomoo in forum 'No Cry' Sleeping SolutionsReplies: 1Last Post: 03-07-2014, 12:24
By Em9 in forum Pregnancy & Birth General ChatReplies: 23Last Post: 10-05-2014, 10:00
By REk75 in forum IntroductionsReplies: 2Last Post: 06-05-2014, 18:18
Transition into Parenthood / Calmbirth SydneyJulie's Transition into Parenthood and Calmbirth courses for pregnant couples will get you ready, prepared and ...
FORUMS - chatting now ...
what method do you use to track your financesFamily Finances
IVF Babies due August/Sept/Oct' 16 #4pregnancy and babies through IVF
I am... #20General Chat
April/May TTC group chatConception & Fertility General Chat
High Natural Killer Cells #9Reproductive Immunology
Homework - is it necessary?General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
IVF babies due March/April/May 2017#2pregnancy and babies through IVF