New dad to a beautiful 2 week old girl. Just one thing I don't understand is I can settle her for the majority of the times but it seems she turns into a gremlin ( a really cute one I might add) during the late night.
It's like a flick of a switch and she goes super unsettled.
Could this be she is in higher demand for food at night and my wifes milk supply is not enough? We were considering giving her formula at night to keep her happy.
Hi, congrats on your little one. My little girl did this, too. I think all babies have an unsettled period through the day, which is completely normal. Ours just choose to have theirs through the late hours of the night, lol. When they're this young they don't know night from day yet, but that will eventually change,just try and catch up on your sleep through the day. As for the extra demand for food- if your wife is breastfeeding and it's going well, her supply will be enough to meet your babies needs. It often feels like you don't have enough during the fussy periods because baby wants to constantly feed, but this is also natures way of making sure Mum's milk supply is kept up, and increased to meet babies needs. If you introduce formula you do run the risk of messing with the supply/demand nature of breastfeeding. If your wife is planning on continuing breast feeding, you don't want to introduce bottles until at least 6 weeks as baby can become confused between nipple and bottle, which can lead to breast refusal
It all sounds like normal newborn behavior to me. My little girl is nearly seven weeks now and she still has her unsettled periods, but she now has them in the early evening- yay!
Good luck with your little one, it does get better with time smile