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11/04/2014 at 09:56
U was horrendous and there are HUNDREDS of posts from me and my despaor over it!
There is a suggestion that is a techique imployed by babies to ensure that their mother spaces her babies out!
11/04/2014 at 10:04
I think I'm f*cked having two at once!
I guess the breastfeeding logic makes sense - to conserve your body's energy for the baby that is here rather than waste any on a new pregnancy. However, does that mean that you need to breastfeeding during the night for your body to think it has a newborn? The breatfeeding during the day isn't as powerful and suggests an older child (and that now you can cope with another?!).
It is an interesting theory! I never had a monthly cycle to start with but I guess I won't have a hope in hell of one returning if I'm up feeding both of mine all night!
11/04/2014 at 10:11
You see for me I remember 9 months being the worst time for night wakings and ancedotal a lot of other mothers have complained the same. My periods returned first time at 9 months now whether this is a coincidence or not I have no idea.
Also in our culture with more access to resources do we have the same issues about lower survival rates of siblings? I can imagine this making far more sense when you have little available to yo.
11/04/2014 at 11:36
I did, Jacob didn't sleep through until he was 2 and 3/4, which very helpfully was about three months before Naomi was born! Guess her arrival puts paid to the theory though.
Sucky, my neighbour had twins in November and they sleep at least ten hours every night, so there's no saying twins are automatically worse!
11/04/2014 at 13:40
Oh that sounds like bliss. I think I'll expect the worst regarding their sleep, and anything better is a happy bonus.
11/04/2014 at 13:57
Er... Yes, but it didn't work on me! Mwahaha!
11/04/2014 at 13:58
Was still breastfeeding through the night until after I conceived no.2 as well!
11/04/2014 at 14:36
Ls sleep still questionable now...and I've conceived quite a few times since he was born
I remember the newborn sleeping 8-7 and being up 4+ times a night with the 3 year old
11/04/2014 at 21:09
I wouldn't say A is a poor sleeper. She sleeps well but wakes in the night still. She had a week of sleeping through, but started waking once in the night again last week. Still feed her when she wakes, and I have absolutely no intention of even thinking about another!
12/04/2014 at 10:55
We have ( so far) been very very lucky, my twins are nearly 5 weeks and other than a couple of bad nights we take them upto bed about 10 Ish and I tandem breastfeed till they zonk, we co sleep so they then go down between us in the bed if 1 or both stir I feed some more then put down again, we are all generally asleep for 11.30 at latest. Boys both then wake between 2 and 3 we change them then feed again and they go bank down till 6 or 7. If we put them down in the Moses baskets or cot it all goes a bit pear shaped and they wake every hour or so, so despite it never having been the plan we are following every safe guideline we can and just accepting for now co sleeping is the way forward! Still lots of time for them to turn into bad sleepers though but so far so good and long may it continue.
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