Re: Couple of questions
just wanted to add - having dad give a bottle won't really help you get uninterrupted sleep at this point, because you'll need to pump, both to keep signalling your body it needs to make milk, and to relieve engorgment.
in the early days, and really until 4 or 5 months, i was generally going to bed with the baby (we bed-share) for about 12 hours a night. that way even if my sleep was really broken, i felt rested.
we kept a monitor on and when i needed help, like a diaper change, i could call to my DH and he'd come get the baby and change him. that way i didn't have to get out of bed. and we kept a red light bulb on all night in the bedside lamp - i could sleep through it since it was red, but i needed light to see to latch and position, and for diaper changes, and the red doesn't dilate your pupils. we used that, also, till 4 or 5 months. highly recommended!
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