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* You feel as though you haven't got enough
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* Baby is breastfeeding often or almost nonstop (feel like baby is always wanting to feed)
* A baby who was previously sleeping through the night is now waking to breast feed several times
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Post by Drusilla on Wed Sep 24, 2008 7:41 pm

Shark Boy hasn't slept through the night once. He goes to bed after a feed at 7pm, then wakes up sometime around 10:30 (sometimes a bit later), then he will wake up another 2 more times before we get up.
Now I am back at work I'm feeling the strain pale
I want to continue bfing but I'm just so tired!
I actually considered giving ds some cereal at bedtime to see if that would help him sleep longer - he will not take a bottle.

I didn't by the way, I think it may be a bad idea, but am so tempted!!

If anyone has some more sane ideas to help my boy drop a night feed that would be very helpful! I can cope with one wake up, but only getting 2-3 hour stretches of sleep is really taking it's toll :iconsad:

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Post by Helen on Wed Sep 24, 2008 8:11 pm

bethany has only slept through once. i'm not back at work yet so it doesnt affect me thank god lol. co-sleeping helps me - do you co-sleep? :aww:
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Post by Drusilla on Wed Sep 24, 2008 8:31 pm

Sometimes,but he often feeds even more frequently and fusses alot when we co-sleep! Going to try it tonight though as I am so tired!

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Post by gem1981 on Thu Sep 25, 2008 10:05 am

How did it go?

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Post by Natasha on Thu Sep 25, 2008 12:16 pm

Olivia didn't start sleeping better until after the age of 1.

It isn't unusual, I do think that co-sleeping was my life saver during the first year.

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Post by Drusilla on Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:16 pm

The co-sleeping was a bad idea No

He just kept waking up demanding a feed, kept latching on and pulling off and crying and after 2-3 hours of this I ended up transferring him back to his cot at 3.30, and he slept through until 6am!

What I would like to do is to drop the 10pm feed and just around 1-2am. He has slept through to this sort of time before on odd occasions but not in the last couple of weeks.
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Post by Natasha on Thu Sep 25, 2008 8:53 pm

Could he be teething at the moment hun? which is what is distrupting his routine?

Through out breastfeeding, especialy in the first year is hard, tiring and very demanding.

There will be times of resbite and times of having a newborn again, I know its no consilation but what you are experiencing is very normal, unfortuanly for alot of us we are not as lucky as some Mummies who have little dreamers who sleep all night!

Oli still even after finishing breastfeeding goes through this same pattern, even now!

I know your very tierd, I have been there as we all have, but your doing a very good job hun, you shoudl be very proud of yourself :aww:

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Post by Drusilla on Fri Sep 26, 2008 6:04 am

Thanks, Natasha! Yes he is in the process of cutting top and bottom incisors :omg!:

He has been doing for a couple of weeks now. His first tooth started to appear over 2 weeks ago, how long does it take before it is completely out, do you know?

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Post by Pink Rose on Fri Sep 26, 2008 9:44 am

Depends could take anything from weeks to a couple of days. Sometimes the emerging tooth decides to take a rest and stops growing for a while!

I don't think there's any point in introducing cereal b/c it sound like that Sharkboy is just BFG for comfort anyway.

Hang in there, I know it's hard especially if you have to go back to work. All I can advise is baby painkillers at bedtime.
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Post by kay on Fri Sep 26, 2008 9:49 am

Have you tried Ashtons teething powders?
They help settle a restless baby when teething - they are working wonders for Corey (alongside his anber teething necklace!)

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Post by piesmummy2006 on Fri Sep 26, 2008 11:06 am

yes great stuff!!! xx
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Post by Drusilla on Fri Sep 26, 2008 6:34 pm

We're already using it... hasn't made much of a difference.

Oh well, if I weren't breastfeeding, I could be spending half the night pacing up and down trying to sooth him back to sleep!

At least I can just feed him and he settles straight away!

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Post by Drusilla on Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:04 pm

Well this past week, Shark Boy's sleeping has improved - he has been sleeping from 7pm through to Midnight-1am, then sometimes waking up once before getting up for the day at 5-6am.

However last night he shocked the life out of me because he slept through from 7pm to 6am! :omg!:

Sadly I didn't I lay away for ages waiting for him to wake up before I went back to sleep!!! I even went and checked on him twice! Embarassed

I don't think'll he repeat it...

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Post by Natasha on Fri Oct 03, 2008 9:28 pm

Aww lol!

I remember doing that, they finaly sleep and you don't Razz

I can reccomend another teething product and thats new era teething tablets.

They are holistic and have worked very well with Oli.

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Post by SarahW on Sat Oct 04, 2008 7:45 am

lol its strange isnt it you want them to sleep thro but when they do you spend all night awake worrying.

Mollie is still up and down in the night, bear with it hun things will impprove.
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Post by Drusilla on Sun Oct 05, 2008 7:05 pm

Well we've gone down the baby nurofen route tonight after a couple of awful nights, definitely his gums have started bothering him again, poor lamb :iconsad:
Got the Nelson's teetha, anbusol, calpol and baby nurofen at the ready!

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Post by Pink Rose on Mon Oct 06, 2008 2:13 pm

Hope it all works, and you have had a better night's sleep. There's nothing you can do really except smooth the way for them with all the equipment you have got to help. :cosleep2:
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Post by Drusilla on Tue Oct 07, 2008 5:22 am

Well he didn't do too badly Sunday, not happy firsthalf of the night he ended up having 2 doses of nurofen, but rest of the night he was much better. Last night he did very well, woke at 11pm for dummy, and just after midnight and 3.30 for :boob:
He is still asleep now so think I will have to wake him!!

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