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Re: Light Sleeper - Help!

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Posted by melinda on January 03, 2003 at 09:19:39:

In Reply to: Re: Light Sleeper - Help! posted by elizabeth on December 30, 2002 at 08:44:21:

: : Greetings,

: : After sleeping in 4-hour clusters (day or night) for days, my 25-day-old son has recently begun breastfeeding every 1 or 2 hours for 10, 15 or even 30 minutes at a time. After he feeds, it takes us almost an hour to get him to sleep. He sleeps lightly for about an hour and wakes to feed again. This has been going on all night long for the last four nights... We are very very tired and don't know what to do anymore. Some people have suggested switching him to formula to make him sleep better, or having my wife drink a glass of wine before breastfeeding at night. How does this sound? At this point we're pretty restless and desperate and are willing to try anything. Any help?

: : Thanks.
: : Bernie.

: dear bernie
: i agree try bottle feeding as your wifes milk supply may have run out and the baby may not be getting enough milk. i found with my first child i had to start bottle feeding as i had no more milk left to feed him with and i was having the same trouble that you are having now . i hope this was of some help. try expressing milk to see if there is any

Sounds like my youngest who just turned 10mths.I just waited it out.It's hard!!!!
She still not sleeping completly thru the night.but I did every once in awhile
give her a bottle of formula.My breast got so sore from feeding sooo much,just so
I could stop her from crying.The wine never worked for me.LOL!! I tried it too.I did
find that she slept longer intervals when we put her in her car seat,they said maybe
that when she had gas it helped to be elevated, and she would have felt snugger in there
It's worth a try, and make sure during the day you make lots of noise, get him used to
it otherwise every little noise will wake him.Ilike I said I have the same problem with
my daughter still. Sorry I couldnt offer more. Hang in there,he's worth it.

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