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ughhh im exhausted

May 17, 2010 - 0 comments
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shes been getting worse and worse everyday. she wants to be on the breast to fall asleep now and wil only sleep about an hour at a time before waking up and wanting it again. she gets mad if theres milk coming out so she spits it out and just sits there and cries. ive tried a bunch of different pacifiers and she wont take them anymore. last night she was up for like 6(3pm-9pm) hours with only 2 little 20-30 naps! this cannot be good for her. and this morning after she ate at 1am she was up until 5. i sat there trying to got her to sleep and she ended up sleeping in her bouncy chair. shes not even eating more frequently. only every 3 hours and she gets enough milk because theres usually a little bit of milk left when she spits out my nipple. i swaddle her at night, i shush in her ear which will calm her for a short period of time. but in the end shes not getting enough sleep

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shes been eating more frequently

May 13, 2010 - 2 comments
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because shes not eating as much as she was from the bottle. so shes only getting like 1-1.5 hr naps now. which ***** for me. im more tired now then i was the 1st 5 weeks she was home. ughh and shes not sleeping well at night anymore either. i try to keep her up as much as i can during the day. i feed her then play with her, then she usually wants to eat again before she goes down for a nap, so i know shes getting frustrated with the slow flow of my breasts compared to the bottle. maybe it would just be easier to give her expressed milk. my supply is definately leveling out to her needs because my boobs aren't full in the MOTN or in the morning anymore. my boobs rarely feel full ever.

added: also she is used to getting more sleep so when she hungry she will sit in her bed and wake up every 5min but stay asleep. should i grab her and wake her up.feed her? or should i let her rest until she's hungry enough for her to wake fully?

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Milk supply

May 12, 2010 - 0 comments
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god Britton wouldnt go to sleep last night. not until 1am anyway. then she woke up at 5 to eat and by them my boobs were soooo full. and she didnt even empty them so i left them thinking that leaving the milk would decrease supply for that time? and my boobs were full again when she woke up at 930 to eat again. now my boobs are empty. and i feel like im barely making enough for her, she just ate from both again at 230. she seemed satisfied i guess but did stop right when i felt empty. i know my body couldn't be regulated to her feeding already because ive only been BFing for 4 days. but im worried about decrease in milk supply since i left extra milk in my breasts when she didn't finish. i guess i'll see when she eats again and tonight when she eats during the night.

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Clusterfeeding

May 11, 2010 - 0 comments
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Britton had started clusterfeeding atnight. unfortunately she sleeps from 5/6-8/9 and then i wake her to eat. she'll be content for an hour, then once i get her in the bedroom she wants to eat again and chews on her hands like crazy. unfortunately  my breasts arn't used to making that much milk because i used to pump at 7pm and then at 10pm at night. ive been giving her expressed milk in a bottle since she will still take one and im still pumpin a little during the day. but i guess my supply will never increase if i do that so im going to have to keep switching her back and forth until she gets enough to go to sleep. she will usually wake up again between 2-4 to eat. but she will constantly fall asleep so everytime i try to give her my bb she refuses and i put her to bed, just to have her crying 5min later for more food. it ***** because we end up staying for an hour instead of 20-30min.

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