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08/03/2014 at 17:25
08/03/2014 at 17:42
I had to do this with S, it's really hard! What have you tried? I would strip him down to his nappy usually or change it completely to wake him up. If he fell asleep feeding, I would rub my thumbnail up and down the bottom of his foot, blow in his face etc. I felt horrible doing it! It goes against every fibre of my being to wake a sleeping baby but it had to be done :)
08/03/2014 at 17:50
Have you tried just putting her close to your boobs, often the smell of the milk will wake them enough to feed!!
08/03/2014 at 19:20
Stripped her, skin to skin, change nappy and clothes etc.
I managed to wake her using a warm flannel on her neck/face....
She fed for twenty mins which is ok and has gone back to sleep. Not looking forward to it every time though. She only wants to feed every four/five hours and even then I'm pushing it. She's happy to sleep!!!
08/03/2014 at 20:17
08/03/2014 at 21:15
She was weighed today and she's only lost 4% since birth so they weren't concerned!
I was thinking the same thing....it's so hard to wake her up!
08/03/2014 at 21:47
I wouldn't bother waking her if she's doing ok with feeding, sounds like she's taking what she needs
09/03/2014 at 10:45
As much as I'm not clued up on bf, I too wouldn't be waking her unless she had problems with weight etc. Sounds like you're doing just fab! X
PS. Just seen her name....love it :-)
09/03/2014 at 11:22
09/03/2014 at 11:53
Yes, my sister's 2 were taken back in for the day for losing well over 10%, even then, the staff weren't super-strict about her waking them for feeds, leading her towards a sort of compromise where she wakes them a bit earlier than they would prefer, but doesn't keep a regular 2-3 hour routine. They just didn't see it as practical, provided the babies were settled and seemed happy. So on 4% loss I agree with the others and you can take your lead from her. I like her style! :)
09/03/2014 at 17:54
I only woke R due to poor weight gain, usually by stripping off & using a wet flannel.
09/03/2014 at 18:37
Crashing to say massive congratulations to you RayeRaye xx
09/03/2014 at 19:49
She's feeding well when she's on...40mins to an hour. Still only waking every four five hours though.
Next MW visit is on Wednesday so if she has weight loss I'll change my methods...
09/03/2014 at 20:03
Just wanted to say congratulations! Fantastic to see you back and what wonderful news. I agree with the others, as she's not dropped much weight I wouldn't wake her...in my experience they let you know!
09/03/2014 at 21:16
A didn't lose too much weight, but to give another side, I'm glad I did wake him for feeds, because even WITH doing this he still had to be readmitted to hospital with severe jaundice and I don't know what would have happened if I'd just let him sleep. I don't think they advise waking for feeds lightly.
I used to change his nappy and then feed him in just a nappy cuddled up close to me. I'd tickle his cheek which is supposed to encourage the feeding, and also blowing on their faces tends to keep them awake during the feed. His problem though was falling asleep during the feed, so it's good to hear your little A is feeding for a good length of time, that is really positive. They can feed in their sleep so if she is doing this then no need to actually wake her x
13/03/2014 at 22:03
Forgot to update yesterday...
She's put on weight and is heavier than she was at birth so the MW isn't concerned.
She did say she was a tinge yellow but nothing to be concerned with. She's still feeding well when she's on so I'm going to see how things go before our next MW visit in Monday.
14/03/2014 at 02:18
Rhys was very sleepy during his feeds for the first few days now he generally wakes up himself every 2-3 hours. I was told to wake him too but its difficult when they are so peaceful and dont want to be disturbed!
I found nappy change and blowing on his face worked well.
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