Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:51 pm
Post subject: support needed .....before i crack!
my son gabriel has been feeding every 2 hours at night for a while now (HV advice as weight was low) but now ive decided to put him in his own bed and not feed between the hours of 12 and 6 (still think he may need his 11pm one) its coincided with lent quite nicely! (never sure what to give up and nightly breastfeeds is just the thing!)
im on night 2 he took 40 mins to settle 10 mis of crying at 1am and had 2 hours of crying on and off between 3 and 5.
just looking for a bit of encouragement from those who have been there really as i need some sucess stories to power me through the next few nights!
Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:06 pm
Definitely continue, I wouldn't be putting up with night feeds! Sorry if that sounds harsh. I'll leave a bottle of water in Lolas cot and she'll just have that in the night (but then again she won't go near milk and hasn't since 8 months), try water? If he was to know there's nothing tasty there for when he wakes up he may sleep through?
Or try the rusk before bed, babies need a supper, good luck, its worth the effort! Xx
Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:17 pm
Aargh I know how you feel!
Although I didnt breastfeed with amber, we did go through an awful stage of her waking up every other hour or hourly.... it was dreadful! Used to take a while to settle her back down, she used to cry alot...
But we continued what we were doing and perserveered and now she sleeps like a dream (unless shes teething! ) It was well worth the effort.... oh and we always give her some supper before her bath... some rusk mixed with milk/a biscotti.... then she has a 9oz bottle after her bath
Good luck! Keep at it! You'll reap the benefits after all the hard work and I know it feels like forever when your going through it and its easy to give up... but try to keep strong! It'll defo be worth it
Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:25 pm
Oh geeze that must be driving you insane. Adam had a night feed right up until 11 months and that was bad enough being woken up once. I would persevere with what you're doing. Does he have a dummy? If he doesn't I would honestly consider it as you need sleep and he will grow out of it in time even though it's not ideal. I can't believe your HV has said 2 hourly feeds because of low weight! Can you not just up his solids a bit instead?
Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:24 pm
Ticker is right he's 9 months and he's always had feeds close together day and night but since weaning he's dropped milk in the day and wanting it all at night! I did think when the HV said to keep feeding this could turn into a nightmare!
We had 11/2 hours last night between 10.30 and 12 he then slept til 20 to 6 I was well impressed!
He does have a dummy but just putting back in doesn't always work!
I never thought of giving him supper! Will definitely try that! I'm going to soldier on it really tugs on the heart strings listening to him cry though but I know it's for the best!
Let's see what tonight has in store