Do you recommend using the 3 naps routine for a 3 month old?
My son is exclusively breastfed, weighs at least 17 pounds now, eats every 2-3 hours during the day and wakes up at least 3 times a night to feed.
He naps between 30 and 60 minutes at a time and seems to be tired within 1-1.5 hours after waking up.
Can organizing his sleep this way help to get him to be a little more regular? there is no hind/foremilk imbalance...I have lots of milk and get him to empty one breast per feeding unless it's midday, when supply is normal and he drinks from both.
Sometimes I even have to double feed on one side because it will get engorged if I keep switching.
I used to be able to get him to self-soothe to sleep, but that all seems to be up in the air right now.
He will only go down if I soothe him and even then, he doesn't stay down for long. A couple days ago he napped for about 45 minutes, was waking and I went in and soothed him back to sleep. He ended up sleeping 2hours! That's a record that I have not been successful at duplicating:(
He can sleep on me for hours if I let him and always looks tired after these short naps because he's not going through a proper cycle. HELP!!!
I have insomnia and need to find something that is safe to take while breast feeding. And that will not decrease my milk supply cause I'm having issues with that too. I was taking unisom but found out it can decrease milk supply. I tried melitonin but that did nothing. Any suggestions would be much appreciated thanks Anastasia
gave birth this Monday/forgets how to breathe/cute little sleeper
Hello everyone, I just gave birth this Monday, January 20,2014. It's a boy, yay!!!
Just what we wanted, well, at first, we all wanted a girl, but then time changed our minds.
He weighed six pounds and ten ounces when he was just born. My daughter cried, her face out because she was so emotional and my husband was as hard as a rock, I mean he's one of those hard to get make them cry guys.
My mom was also very happy. It was a wonderful moment. But I got a slight fever when I was in labor so they sent my baby to the NICU because they just wanted to make sure he was ok. His name is ELIEL JESAIAS. It may sound strange when pronounced in English, but in Spanish it sounds way better.
And he's a cute little sleeper. But sometimes during sleep at night, he forgets how to breathe so that worries me so now he sleeps with me just so I could be close to him.
Comments for gave birth this Monday/forgets how to breathe/cute little sleeper
Effects so far include: Exhaustion Need a nap every day in order to function Have lost ability to remember basic things, events, vocabulary Mountains of dishes and housework adds up Not much energy to go to mom and baby events or see friends much Dizziness. Low blood pressure. Low blood sugar. Have to eat often and stay hydrated. Grumpy and emotional and can't plan ahead for events. Travel and events are a chore. No way I could return to work right now. Don't get much exercise. Too tired. No time for movie or book or me time in evening as baby has a cluster feeding festival.
Not enough time for regular self care. Can't sleep in as have two kids to care for. Have been sick all winter with colds and other illness partially due to lack of sleep. On fifth cold right now.
My husband and I Co sleep with babe no1 and she is the most outgoing, confident girl she is 2 now and has always slept through the night from the day we brought her into our bed!.. And we're slowly getting her in her own bed as babe no2 is here and 2 months old and we will be doing the same thing with him..
Yes, its a bummer and hubby and I have no time together, but this is only a short time and important for our little ones..
We will get to have our time all over again once they're both kicked outta the bed and happy confident little people..
For the past two days my newborn has had difficultly sleeping she normally sleeps threw the night and naps great during the day but she has been trying to pass gas and fusses so much she wakes up crying and when she cries she poops and little and she pushes so hard she turns red and gets super angry. She burps a lot too. I haven't changed anything with my food nothing new. I hope these gas drops her doctor suggested work :(