I know that I have only asked for help, not really given any feed back. However I need some more help!! I feel as though DD is eating all the time. She is 7 weeks, and I am getting little to no sleep some nights. Example, she fed at 10 pm, was up at 12 midnight, DD1 (3yo) was up at 1 with an accident, then she was up at 2, 3, and 4:30 to feed. Then woke at 6 for the day. By the time I feed her, and settle back in I feel like she is up again to eat. What am I doing wrong? Please help. Also the pedi said to pump, then let DH take a feeding or two at night so I can sleep. I didn't because she wasn't getting up so often but now I wonder if I should. Also she has not taken the bottle for over a week and when I broke down yesterday DH tried to give her a bottle but she flat out refused it (nipple confusion I assume). What should I do?
I talked with DH and ultimately I want to breast feed, this is the longest I have been able to. However being so sleep deprived isn't good for myself let alone taking care of the girls alone all day. At this point, if I could keep my supply and pump for at least one or two feedings so DH could help at night I would be okay with that. However I am extremely concerned about nipple confusion (I haven't even given her a pacifier because I am so concerned and she comfort suckles a lot on her hand). Please help! Is there a bottle that would have a better nipple so she wouldn't get confused?