How little sleep is too little?
April 25, 2010 3:11 PM Subscribe
Baby is 15 days old. Due to bf-ing troubles, we have been feeding him pumped milk from a bottle. Friday night we switched to all breast. Now he doesn't drop off to sleep immediately after a feed like he did for the 1st two weeks.
posted by pipti to Health & Fitness (36 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'm pretty sure he's getting enough to eat from the breast, so is this just coincidence? And since we're supposed to feed him every three hours from start to start, it means he's only getting about an hour's sleep between feedings, unlike the two or two-fifteen he was getting before. My SIL, who is a mother and a ped, says it's fine if he fusses in his crib for a while before sleeping, but when it's just me here I can't get him to sleep AT ALL unless I'm holding him, which is going to drive me bonkers. SIL was here Fri-Mon and when she was on duty he went to sleep pretty easily--had about an hour of awake time and then an hour of sleep and then we'd wake him again to feed. It's 6:03, he JUST fell asleep on me and he'd due to eat again at 6:30 (started last feed at 3:30) I don't know what I'm doing wrong? any suggestions? I want him to learn to go to sleep on his own but I can't bear to hear him cry. A squawk or two I can manage but not full on crying. Pacifier helps but I have sit by his crib and hold it in his mouth. (ped says paci is fine, btw)