Today, 07:04 PM
Hi there, my baby (2 months old, 13 lbs.) has been sleeping in bed with me for a few weeks now, and I have a some questions:
1- How do you get your baby to go to sleep and how DO they sleep (position-wise)? My baby usually nurses to sleep, but frequently falls asleep, pulls off the breast or I take her off, and then she starts rooting around for the breast again just to have it in her mouth or barely suck. She also can't seem to get comfortable since she moves her head around so much and wakes. This usually goes on for hours.
2- Is it normal that she doesn't wake to nurse after she finally DOES go to sleep? She'll halfway wake up and I try to put her on the breast and she falls right back to sleep.
3- In the morning, because she doesn't nurse that much at night, my breasts are very full, almost painful. They stay fairly full all day, as she only nurses from one breast usually, and not for as long as at night when I am trying to get her to sleep. How do I manage this?
4- What time is a usual bedtime for an infant this age? She usually isn't asleep (after all of the above questions) until midnight, and usually wakes up at 8:30. We are in bed by 10-11.