I am "toxikSedation's" Mom and she just brought baby Jezebelle home yesterday. Every time she tries to breastfeed - Baby Belle just falls back asleep. Mom spends at least one hour breastfeeding - and says the doctor said to start counting from the time you "started" till the next try - which is every 2 hours. Therefore, she seems to be "trying" every other hour. Any suggestions? We'd both be grateful!
Strip her down to her diaper. I know it sounds cold, but it is what I had to do with both my BF babies. The cold wakes them, but don't worry you will keep them warm enough and awake enough to feed. Don't be shocked if fall asleep while feeding too. It's natures way of keeping you calm. Good Luck.
Answer by wmbeener at 11:05 AM on Oct. 23, 2008
If the baby falls a sleep she must not be hungary any more..Every 2 hours is stupid to me I feed my kids as babies when they cried or every 4 hours...Doctors don't always know whats right...
Answer by louise2 at 11:09 AM on Oct. 23, 2008
Answer by DeenieR at 11:12 AM on Oct. 23, 2008
Also. I was told with my daughter to try and feed her every hour. You will not survive a schedule like that. There is not enough help in the world to keep you awake. I don't know how small your little one is, but I brought both of mine home around 5lbs. Yes, little ones. I was told to feed every hour, well after 24 hours of no sleep, no one was happy and baby did not want to eat. It is best that the little one does not go more than 3 hours without feeding. That is 3 hours from the last time you started feeding. So, sleep when baby sleeps and set an alarm if you have to, but if baby does not sleep, baby will not have energy to eat. If you don't sleep you run the risk not being awake when baby does need you.
Again Good Luck, DON'T GIVE UP! Baby will get hungry and will let you know that she loves her mommies milk.
Answer by wmbeener at 11:14 AM on Oct. 23, 2008
Answer by Nika75 at 11:34 AM on Oct. 23, 2008
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