Save Our Sleep - Tizzie Hall
Posted 03 November 2011 - 06:11 PM
I think I will need to give upp until Aly starts taking both breasts because it just too long between feeds for each breast, my supply has died in the bum. Too be honest I think we have feeding issues aswell. She was a lazy feeder to start with, with poor suck. She has gotten much better and stronger. Then add to that only feeding off 1 breast and refusing the 2nd even though I'm sure she should be hungry. dammit.
Posted 03 November 2011 - 06:25 PM
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Posted 03 November 2011 - 10:47 PM
Oh and I meant to say as well that if things with supply go a bit haywire then it could definitely be worth just doing what needs to be done routine wise until things pick up. No point sticking to the routines when there are obvious hunger/feeding issues.
Posted 04 November 2011 - 07:29 AM
I guess it sounds like it could be reflux related breast refusal (even though I think she has been better, but feeding worse?) or just straight breast refusal. I tried to ring the breastfeeding hotline in her red medical book (1800 mum 2 mum) but was engaged. Do you know if I can call the ABA even though I'm not a member?
Posted 04 November 2011 - 07:58 AM
Sorry to bombard a sleeping thread with feeding and reflux issues.
Posted 04 November 2011 - 09:46 AM
I did find wearing a breastfeeding necklace to help a lot with the refusal/fussy period because they focused on playing with the necklace and were more happy to attach. Could be worth a try.
Posted 04 November 2011 - 10:43 AM
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Posted 04 November 2011 - 12:45 PM
With the breast refusal. I've had a few rounds of this. The worst was about a month ago when Astrid was pretty similar age to Aly now. I thought our BF was over as there was no way I could keep any milk when she just wouldn't feed. I hung in there and just gave top ups in the bottle after trying to BF for at least half an hour. Usually she would suck twice and spit it out or refuse to latch at all but every now and then would do one feed ok. Seemingly it was enough to keep the small amount of milk I have. It is very frustrating though!! Def talk to a lactation consultant as they were very helpful for me.
On Astrid sleeping news, after 630 yesterday morning she only made it to 545 this morning but resettled in 15 mins and I got another sleep cycle out of her so she made it almost 7am. I know she doesn't need the o/night feed any more as if I do give it she refuses any more for 4 hours so I try to just resettle. of course I was awake again from 5am but hopefully I can get out of that habit soon if she continues to sleep. I shouldn't complain as she is always in bed by 7 and I do get several hours continuous sleep these days.
Sara, when did you drop the dream feed? I don't want to drop it yet as she still takes a lot at that feed and is only really consistently sleeping through the last couple of weeks. I'm thinking I"ll look at getting rid of it after she has been on solids for awhile? We will start solids some time after 5 months as I'm also doing BLW and she is only just starting to show signs of being ready and isn't quite there yet.
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Posted 04 November 2011 - 01:25 PM
Charlie I decided not to do it either and just see how he went. He gradually stretched his night feeds out on his own and was sleeping 7-7 by 3.5/4 months.
If you have been doing it I would keep doing it for now. Tizzie recommends keeping the DF until you have been on solids for 8 weeks and they have been consistenly sleeping through during that time. Then you move it forward 30min every 5 days until at 8pm. If still sleeping through then drop it after being at 8pm for 5 days. If she starts waking early at any stage during the transition you go back to feeding at the time where she was last sleeping through and keep it at that time for 5 more days before trying to move it forward again. I hope that makes sense.
Most people I know that follow SOS have given up DF at around 6-7 months old.
Posted 04 November 2011 - 10:32 PM
Afternoons I can't get anything more than an hour out of her at best, so we need to keep working on that.
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Posted 04 November 2011 - 10:36 PM
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