Re: More about sleep- not enough milk?
I'm sorry you're still struggling. During our rough sleep patches, which come and go, my dh and I take turns sleeping and having LO. we set up two sleep stations, and now that LO is almost walking, the "on" station is in a babyproofed, babygated room. We might start as early as 7 pm. Adults typically sleep in 2 hr sleep cycles, so our shifts respect that. We can each get six hours that way, and its often more like 8. Best of all, it always made me feel loved, like my sleep was so important we could do crazy things to protect it. Oh, and yes the four hour shifts involve pumped milk via dh (2oz every 2hrs, approx) and though it may mean more pumping, sometimes the sleep is worth it. Stay strong and remember that soon, regardless of what you do, this will be different.
Mother to a sweet boy, born at 34 weeks on 2/11/11.
Proud that I grew 26 lbs of baby before solids, and still counting...
We received banked milk in the NICU. Thank you, donors!!!