10-06-2013 05:26 PM
10-15-2013 07:20 AM
They told me that when she fell asleep to undress her, and stroke the side of her cheek to make her reflex's kick in. Also rub the bottom of her chin
and I officially have been BFing for a year!
As for the lack of sleep.. that'll happen for quite a few more months..theres nothing you can do about that one, except time. It sucks, unfortunately. I was a walking zombie for MONTHS. Finally, around 5 months she began to sleep through the night in longer stretches, and now sleeps for the whole night (unless shes teething).
You arent doing anything wrong at all. Keep it up!
10-17-2013 11:16 AM
Hang in there girl!! Like everyone said, you're not alone. Breastfeeding is hard and the lack of sleep doesn't help but things get easier with time. I agree and think there is a growth spurt going on bc my son would do the same. Also maybe try to avoid dairy or spicy foods, anything that might be effecting the taste of your milk and see if that helps. Also burp frequently. I would also suggest to instead supplement with your milk rather than formula. Try to pump as much as possible and use a bottle and see if that works better. The cheek stroking and stroking near the chin and corner of the mouth also helped wake mine up when he fell asleep. Touching his back or the back of his neck with a cold hand helped too. As for side-lying nursing, I was too afraid to do that when he was younger but I do that now. If you can, try to nap when she does.
10-23-2013 02:00 PM
i have an 8 week old, that has only had formula once. weve had our problems, for the first three weeks he had the hardest time latching. he still falls asleep breastfeeding. its normal. they are so relaxed and secure they fall asleep. i thought about giving up as well, and i cried. lord did i cry. im not going to tell you that you have to push through. you need to do what you feel is right. i agree breastfeeding is best. but considering pumping and then bottle feeding. true its a hassle, and god is it time consuming. but you can still be comforted that baby is getting your milk and your nutrients. hope it helped! stay strong. itll get better.
11-09-2013 06:53 AM
Don't give up! It becomes so much easier. Your baby probably just wants to suck. Try a pacifier or have your partner hold, rock, shush, swing, etc. Also, consider side lying nursing to give you some rest. Or, have your partner wake up to give a full bottle of formula, and let you rest completely. Infants go through many stages, and none or them are permanent or last very long. In the long run, breast feeding is WAY easier that formula. Imagine getting up everynight to heat water for formula, wash bottles, etc. Instead, you can just pop your nipple in your baby's mouth! Also, breatfeeding is free, formula will cost you over $1000 a year. You're doing great!
04-26-2014 03:47 AM
07-23-2014 09:24 AM
I actually gave up BF all-together. Dr. said it was ok as not all babies seem to be
keen on it though my 2nd was just fine and took breast milk without any problems.
I switched to the newborn european formula- and yes there are some dairy free ones
too- but this changed everything for me, it is called HiPP, they got more baby products
but I was introduced to it with formula. Baby slept through the night no problem, I felt
she was also a happier baby. I looked into this and found out it is fully organic and
no other US made formula had all the european one does , sad but true :-(
I pumped for a bit but she would still not take any milk from me at all which is why
i went on with the formula.
Best of luck!