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04/06/2014 at 08:13
Morning ladies! Happy hump day....
I'm BF-ing Agnes and doing around 70% of her feeds, the remainder are formula. Looking at my average day, yes I'm busy, but I seem to be more tired than I should be. I have NEVER been a drift-off-as-head-hits-pillow kinda person, but I am out like a light and although I haven't napped since she was born, I feel as though I need to be building some in! I'm okay, but I feel like I've no staying power at the moment.
Just wondering whether it is the feeding? Or whether it might be something else.
04/06/2014 at 08:33
I would say you're a new mum, you're back at work already, and you're doing night feeds! Hardly surprising you are tired. I would say just make sure you're eating well, and take naps when you can. You'll soon get used to it!
04/06/2014 at 08:42
04/06/2014 at 08:47
She doesn't feed at night, and I do pretty well for sleep! And hubby does all the cooking and most cleaning so I'm not overdoing it. I just seem more tired than my activities warrant. Maybe I just need to acclimatise :)
04/06/2014 at 08:53
When I first had Z I couldnt believe how tired I was! My H did and still does all the cleaning and housework, she had a couple feeds at night but I wasnt busy and it was still hard. Even now at 10 months I will fall asleep on the sofa before 10 or in the afternoon if she's napping on me! and I was never one to do that before. I never sit still now, sorting her out, keeping ourselves busy, and now I'm back at work its worse. I think as mum's were just destined to be in some state of tired until they reach their teens!!
04/06/2014 at 08:57
Ha! I'll just have to embrace it. Enjoy not laying there unable to sleep, and enjoy that when our neighbour bashes about in his garage at 5am I don't even notice :)
04/06/2014 at 11:51
...4 years on - and I'm still tired. I cannow sleep anytime and anyplace if I get the chance. I reckon its because you are continously on the move with a little one and don't sit down much. Oh yes, and apart from the fact that you are back at work and everything :)
04/06/2014 at 14:26
The hormones in bfing do make you tired and I got told in hospital it's to help you get back to sleep during those night feeds. I was falling asleep at each feed and was worried about it but the midwifes said to just go with it and enjoy the snooze afterwards.
04/06/2014 at 15:08
04/06/2014 at 21:25
I think BF contributed to my tiredness too. Like TP said, it made me sleepy. I used to think baby was literally draining my energy ha ha!
05/06/2014 at 04:12
after phoebe i wanted to nap all the time! however this time i havent needed too
both ebf so may just be your luck and how demanding baby is x
05/06/2014 at 06:29
I'm always tired and hungry!
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