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babybob1 Tue 11-Jan-05 03:48:42

My dd used to sleep from 8 to about 4 with out waking for a feed but now its one or two do you think shes not getting enough milk from me befoe she goes to bed and do you think it will help if i give a top up of foumla after my feed? or is it best to just to leave it as it is and she if it gets better in time

babybob1 Tue 11-Jan-05 05:09:30

dd is 7 weeks and allthough breastfeeding has come easy and there has not been any problems i dont enjoy doing it and hate feeding time i didnt think that i would still be breastfeding now did plan do do it till she was about six months anyone got any advice?

kinderbob Tue 11-Jan-05 05:23:11

I think it's a growth spurt and it will pass. What is it that you don't like about feeding time exactly?

babybob1 Tue 11-Jan-05 05:40:28

i dont know really think im just tired and brain not working feeling bit low and all over the place maybe my feelings will pass with some sleep!

Newbarnsleygirl Tue 11-Jan-05 06:20:55

I agree with kinderbob, however my friend had this problem and like you she was'nt really enjoying it anymore so she started to add formula feeds. She said she felt alot better when she did it but everyones different I suppose.

kinderbob Tue 11-Jan-05 07:51:05

It gets better petal. Honestly. If you add formula into the equation you are giving yourself one more thing to do.

Kiwicath Tue 11-Jan-05 08:04:33

With Kinderbob. Probably a growth spurt (loads of them between 1-6 months). If this has been happening for only a few days then wait a bit longer and she may settle down again. Her wanting to feed more will stimulate your milk production more, hence giving her EXACTLY what she needs. Adding formular at this early stage will almost definitely effect your production in a negative way plus, as Kinderbob said, will add far more work for you. Chin up sweet, you're doing GREAT!!!

Clayhead Tue 11-Jan-05 08:24:31

I found chanting, 'Think long term, think long term' helped too!

I agree with the other posters, you are doing really well. I bet you're knackered though...it'll get better. xx

NotQuiteCockney Tue 11-Jan-05 09:27:11

There are a couple of things that might help - you could try sleeping with your baby, that way the night feeds aren't so disruptive. My DS2 is 15 weeks now, and still sleeping with us. I think he only feeds once in the night, but I'm not sure, as I don't really wake. It makes a world of difference.

The other option would be to give him a top-up of expressed milk. Pump early in the day, when your supply is better, then give him the bottle at the end of the day, when your supply is lower. We did this quite a bit with DS1, and it seemed to help. This is a better idea than topping up with formula, as it doesn't reduce your supply. You could even get your partner to use the bottle for one of the night feeds, to give you more rest.

babybob1 Tue 11-Jan-05 18:22:04

thanks every one i will ask dh to give her some ebm that i done this morning after her bath which she is in now and i shall go to bed now as been up since 2 she only cap napped today so i couldnt get any sleep hope she sleeps tonight.
And try the chanting think long term and it gets better just get past this bit!!
goodnight everyone!!!!

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