Sleeping (and eating) Like a Baby
Happy Friday to everyone-
So I know that newborns have their own schedules, they eat and sleep when they want, but I was wondering if anyone has any advice or strategies for coping with the inevitable late night stretches--my LO goes back and forth between doing longer sleep stretches during the day versus the night. The last few nights she has been COMPLETELY awake for at least 3-4 hours at night, usually between midnight and 5am, and all she wants to do is suck, so I can't really hand her off to my husband. We are trying to stay away from pacifiers too, so that pretty much leaves the boob.
I am fairly confident this isn't so much about eating, and i have tried to remind myself that this is normal for a baby--last night we both got maybe an hour in there when I let her suck side-lying, and we both dozed. But I notice that this kind of feeing pattern is much more likely to stress me out than when she does the same thing during the daytime hours...
I know I am not alone in this experience, so how have some of you other mamas out there coped, other than coffee in the morning?
Proud Mommy to my little Amelia (5-18-2011)