Sam and Hayley and bub
its so depressing being made to feel like ur doing it all wrong. i hope u feel better
chin up smile should u maybe get a second opinion? by doc or something? see if they will let u sleep lol?
good luck hope u feel better soon xoxox
if your bubs seems happy why wake her during the nite for a feed,it will only get her into a routine of waking
remeber all baby drop and gain,and she will have a big growth spurt before you know it
you are doing a wonderful job!!!
Lillie....1 year old!!!
Please don't feel bad, I'm positive that you're doing the very best you possibly can for bubby. Who's not to say she's just going through a growth spurt at the moment and she'll make up for it in the next couple of weeks???
I got the 3rd degree from my CHN this week for not continuing to breastfeed, aarrrrgh! I was really dissappointed because I really look forward to our trips to have DD weighed, measured etc and it just left me feeling really flat.
I'm with the other mums for getting a second opinion about the night feeding. If I could get DD to sleep through no one would be able to convince me to wake her!!!
All the best smile
Rachel, WA, Isabella 15/10/05
I agree that if you are worried get a second opinion - but it sounds like you are a great mum!!
Leanne, NZ, Ella age 2 & Sam age 6months
I agree with the other mums - in general, waking a sleeping baby is just plain lunacy! Try offering more in the daytime, but if your bub is happy and energetic with lots of wet nappies - stuff the growth charts, they're all bollocks anyway!
My Plunket nurse doesn't have kids of her own, and all her advice is very textbook, it's rather annoying but I guess as we get more experienced at this mummy business, we learn to filter out the good advice from the bad.
If you're worried maybe try and see a different nurse, but it sounds to me like you're doing everything right. Good luck! smile
This new forum is strange ...
i remember my CHN nurse told me the same thing ! i have to feed my bub every 3 hours !!!!! this happened the first week i came home from hospital ! i was soo exhausted, both mentally, phsically and emotionally ! plus i had post traumatic stress syndrome from having a emergency caesar and then breakin up with the father !!
anyway, my point is....i was so exhausted that i went to another CHN to get another opinion ! well guess what....my bub had put on plenty of weight, was right on track and this nurse didn't know whyy the other one had told me that ! sure enough i switched nurses.
this may not be the case for u, but how about u pik up an extra feed or two during the day instead of the night ? or maybe go onto feeding everythng 3-4 hours ? then u can establish a routine, get the CHN off ur back and know ur bub is eating enough ?
just a suggestion. ur the mummy, and u know what is right, don't feel bad and like u said bubs don't come with instruction manuals !!
keep ya chin up.