I had a hard time last week with Mastitis. I think I have fully recovered at this point.. my supply dropped alot over the last week. My LO is also teething. she is 17 weeks old and her weight gain seems to be fine last time we went to the doctors. she doesn't got back for a weight check until oct. 22. She has been very fussy nursing. I know she likes the cold bottle because it's soothing. or she wants to latch on and stay there the other night she stayed latched on for 2+ hours. We ended up getting baby orajel. my husband found one with the least amount of numbing agent. I used it yesterday and she finally slept comfortably! ANY SUGGESTIONS ON WHAT I CAN DO TO HELP HER BE MORE COMFORTABLE NURSING WHILE TEETHING? we can see 2 pearly whites under her bottom gum.
my LO has been eating on demand. she has bottles while i'm away at work, i usually make them 4oz. sometimes she will eat the full bottles. other times she just snacks. maybe 1/2 the bottle and falls asleep. when we nurse, it's usually every 2-3 hours. before Mastitis, she would nurse one side at a time. now she nurses both sides for approx 4-6 mins on each side. IS THIS NORMAL FOR THIS AGE TO BE NURSING SO OFTEN? SHOULD HER BOTTLES BE BIGGER? I met my girlfriends son yesterday, he is 1 month old and formula fed. he is taking a 4oz bottle. she was baffled that my LO only eats a 4oz bottle.
WHAT SHOULD A BREAST FED BABY BE SLEEPING AT NIGHT? I get all the questions about why my LO isn't sleeping through the night. She nurses @730-8pm goes down to bed.. Usually till 12am - nurses on oneside.. back in the crib. wakes around 2-3am nurses on oneside.. stays in bed with mom. wakes around 6-7am. I usually wait till 8-830am to feed her. and then she goes down for a nap. Does this sound like a good routine? or should I be pushing her farther inbetween feedings?
This week we introduced Oat cereal. I make it myself with my baby bullet. My LO eats with us at dinner. she has been taking about 10 baby spoonfuls(I make it almost soupy).. I know she is getting some down because the consistency of her diapers has changed a bit. she doesn't seem to have any problem with it. My mother-in-law keeps pushing the cereal issue. she says LO needs something in her tummy to help her sleep. I do not feel in the last 4 days that she has had it, that she has slept more than she did before? I feel like no one around me understands that I am giving her what she needs. I'm having a hard time coping with others comments. i have consistenly thought about giving up this past week. which the mastitis didn't help with any! I need some support. I love this website. this is my first time posting in a very long time. Looking foward to hearing from anyone.