Hey there Mamas!
We're at 9 weeks and going strong. Feeding about 8 times a day for 10-20 minutes (depending on her fickle mood ) and feeding 3 times a day plus 5, 3-oz bottles when off at daycare (ah the life of a mama when FMLA does not apply to your company). Growing like a champ, maybe even a little too fast (all those cute little outfits sure don't last long, do they?)
My LO goes to sleep at 8 or 9pm, wakes up about 5 hours later to eat, then back down for another 3 hours before eating again, then back to sleep until about 7am when it's up and at it for the day. We're getting a couple of good naps in during the day too. It's been a long hard battle to get to having a 5-6 hour stretch, but thank goodness for that one long stretch. That said, I'm back at work squishing 40 hours in 4 and would LOVE to get one long night in just once in a while.
Anyone have any thoughts about taking one night to let Dad wake up and give a bottle for one of the two night feedings? Can I go for one long stretch of sleep without risking my supply bottoming out? I'm thinking just once would help me get through the next three weeks or so until that 5 hour stretch becomes more like 7 hours. I know I should pump whenever she would normally feed, but if just once I could sleep on, it sure would help.
Thanks for the sage advice!