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sleeping through. But ouch!

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imissredwine Sun 02-Mar-14 07:29:09

So, I bf dd1 but only for 10-12 weeks (issues at the time) I don't recall the following problem with her.

Dd2 is bf and 13 weeks. She's started sleeping through but now I wake early with what I can only call fucking ouchy rock hard mega tits and a saturated t-shirt... oh, I never thought this would be a problem.

Any tips? Or just "Get over it" (which I'm fine with by the way. I'm listening to the little one snoring waiting for the slightest hint she's awake so she can clamp on and help me out)

meringuesnowflakes33 Sun 02-Mar-14 07:37:15

Get over it grin
Mine has only just started sleeping through at 13 mo so be grateful.
Hand express a bit for comfort? Donate milk?

SpottyTeacakes Sun 02-Mar-14 07:38:47

It'll calm down eventually. Or she will start waking again next week and you will long for the rock hard boobs again grin

You could hand express enough to relieve the pain but not too much as that'll just encourage more to be made.

imissredwine Sun 02-Mar-14 07:43:36

Meringue: point taken. I will be grateful :p

Teacakes: again fair point.

What a fucking princess. Ignore me. I'm a fool.

lanbro Sun 02-Mar-14 07:47:24

Mine were like that when both dds starting sleeping through around 12 wks. It'll soon settle down if your dd stays sleeping through!

SpottyTeacakes Sun 02-Mar-14 07:50:57

Just watch out for mastitis and blocked ducts etc. You're not being a princess it is painful! I hope she continues sleeping for you smile

yellowsnownoteatwillyou Sun 02-Mar-14 08:03:15

Ahh they will trick you with a new routine in a couple of weeks so shouldn't be a long lasting problem. grin
Have you thought of expressing some before you go to bed.

weebairn Sun 02-Mar-14 08:13:34

I remember having this, it was so frustrating, baby sleeping so well, and I couldn't! It will settle down.

FrumiousBandersnatch Sun 02-Mar-14 08:55:01

Enjoy it before the four-month sleep regression hits!

Cakeismymaster Sun 02-Mar-14 22:26:42

What frumious said!
I had this for a whole week and then bang, it all went pear shaped and 12 weeks later that blissful week of painful boobs is a distant memory!

RandomMess Sun 02-Mar-14 22:28:26

I used to express just enough of to relieve the pain, soon settled down.

HighlanderMam Sun 02-Mar-14 22:30:38

I would pump some off personally in the night and get a wee freezer stash started.

1. It will ensure you don't get blockages/mastitis
2. It will keep your supply up as the BM hormones are highest at night
3. A freezer stash can come in VERY useful
4. The sleeping through probably won't last

fridayfreedom Sun 02-Mar-14 22:34:02

You are allowed to wake the baby and feed her, I know it goes against the grain but personally I'd find that preferable to rock hard aching boobs.

beachesandbuckets Sun 02-Mar-14 22:41:20

Hollow laugh from someone whose twin babies slept through at 12 weeks and now are still waking up in night at 7 months. Sorry! Nowt much you can do about them being rock hard, just feed as soon as you wake up, and it only takes boobs a few days for them to re programme themselves to the new demand

PastaandCheese Mon 03-Mar-14 09:36:48

Just to take a different view my DD slept through from 8 weeks and didn't regress so there is hope.

I took the view to put up with the pain and mega leaks to allow my supply to adjust. It didn't take long. Massively improved after only a few days but did take longer for the leaks to stop entirely.

I'd feed DD as soon as she woke on both sides and just hold a muslin to the other side to catch the flood.

Superking Mon 03-Mar-14 10:37:55

So frustrating, my DS has only slept through a few times but each time I am awake from 4ish with rock hard boobs so I really sympathise. Your boobs will adjust quite quickly though, DS started dropping to just one night feed about a fortnight ago and has been fairly consistent since, my boobs still struggled at first but within 3- 4 days they had adjusted and now are fine.
I have never found expressing to work as it just doesn't empty them enough for any more than temporary relief.

imissredwine Mon 03-Mar-14 11:59:32

Thank you all.

It amuses me how undignified this bf business us. All leaking and aching. I've not spent time with anyone for 13 weeks now who hasn't seem my norks and it further amuses me how little I care.

I might give the expressing a go; sound advice. I like the idea of a lifeline being available.

Mamabear12 Tue 04-Mar-14 08:06:24

Wear breast pads and get over it ;) ur milk supply will balance out in a few days. Be thankful your little one is sleeping through! My 4 month baby wakes 4 times a night! Nightmare!

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