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26/03/2013 at 04:58
D has had a varied sleeping pattern since she was born a week ago. The first few days it was hard to wake her up but we did so she never went more than 4 hours without a feed. We struggled with bf at start and she was fussy latching in. I'm thinking now as it doesn't hurt other than intial latch and we are getting 4-5 mustard yellow poo nappies that she is getting enough milk. The last 3 nights she has wanted to feed continuously from around 11pm until around 5 am. She falls asleep at breast after 5-10 minutes and then you put her in crib and she is wide awake again and rolling her tongue and other feeding cues. The problem is today she slept from 8-11.30, 12-1.30, 3-4, 7-7.40 and 9.30-11, is that really enough sleep for her she is alert at all the other times? She is napping a bit in her cluster feeds but thinking its no where near the average 16 hours!
you can put her in crib and she lays there content but with eyes wide open, any advice or tips on what I should be doing to help her!
26/03/2013 at 05:32
M is the same at night with cluster feeding except he screams when he wakes up rather than just laying there! I've been told its a growth spurt. I wouldn't worry about her lack of sleep either, if she wanted to sleep more during the day then she would. I know none of that helps but I've been looking for answers for the past 2 weeks and keep getting told its all normal and to just put up with it and it will improve eventually.
26/03/2013 at 06:21
They have their first growth spurt between 7 and 10 days and I know with both my babies they just want milk constantly and don't sleep very well , they have short naps and fuss a lot.
26/03/2013 at 19:00
Ha ha could've written this myself HF!, my little one is doing the same, she is healthy in every way and the midwife is very happy so I am not worried maybe mention it to the midwife when she next comes but if you are happy in every other way I'm sure she is fine!
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