Hi everyone. We have been doing great since I last popped in on the boards in Dec. I do have some changes I want to get your advice on. I will give you the short of it and please feel free to ask for more info. I really would like your advice.
I have a 5mo exclusively bf., SAHM & we cosleep & haven't pumped until this week.
until 2-3 weeks ago this was 'basically' how things went:
daytime-feed every3 to 31/2 hrs. napped in b/ween feedings
always shorter naps of 45 min.
went down at 8p.m. woke to feed and back down somewhere b/w 1-2a.m. and then later b/w 4-6a.m.
as of 3 weeks ago, this is what is happening:
daytime-wanting to nurse every 2-2 1/2 hrs (but only one side--keeping the room distraction free too) short naps throughout day
goes down at 8 p.m. and wakes to feed every 2 hours through out the night.
She uses a paci and I try that, doesn't work until after she nurses.
Started pumping yesterday after her daytime feeds to get what she's not eating. Been drinking plenty of Mother's Milk tea.
For some reason, a few days ago, I had a lot of milk and she went back to the old pattern, only waking once at 2 a.m. She is happy all the time. A bit fussy when she's hungry but not too bad. She is an easy going baby. Diapers are fine and her weight is fine.
This is our 4th child. I never had a baby do this. They were all great night sleepers and nappers. I know each child is different, but I feel like I may need to try something different? I'm listening : )
Happy bf, co-sleeping, baby-wearing, mother to 5mo dd
Happy homeschooling mommy to ds12, ds10, dd7
last, but most impt...Happy wife of 17yrs to my wonderful dh!