Post # 1
For the last few weeks K has been wanting to eat all night then snacking during the day. I can’t seem to get him switched back to a normal daytime feeding routine. I have tried just rocking him back to sleep and I have tried just feeding him for half the normal time but neither approach is working. I know that he is actually hungry because he’s eating so light during the day but I can’t keep getting up every 2 1/2 hours, its like having a newborn all over again and its making my milk drop off so that I can barely pump anything during the day now.
I told Darling Husband that we need to try to get it switched back and tonight is a good night since neither of us works tomorrow so we can risk dealing with some crying. I’m just not sure how to handle it.
Any one have any suggestions?
Post # 3
We were flipped once I started working nights. Since we’re anti-CIO, we switched her back gradually. If she woke up at 2.5 hours, we would rock her until she either fell back asleep or we hit 3 hours. Then we stretched to 3.5 hrs, etc. The fact is that our baby needs more calories than she’s getting now that I’m on the MSPI diet. We’ve started adding solids finally (at 6 months)… but she doesn’t love them yet!
Good luck! That little one needs calories!
Post # 4
Ooh, we just had this issue! Because I was co-bedding, MB was feeding all night. Then she was barely eating during the day. I actually caught up on my milk storage, because I was pumping while at work.
We’ve done several things to reverse her feedings. First, we started putting MB to sleep in her crib, swaddled. That helped curb her nighttime feeding off the bat. Second, when she wakes up, we try to put her back to sleep using other soothing techniques than feeding first. Feeding is our last resort. We try rocking, reswaddling, diapering, and a pacifier first. If none of that works, THEN we feed her. At the very least it buys us another 30 minutes that stretches her feeding out. She still wakes up every 3-4 hours right now, but it’s much better than her 90 minutes she started with. I also make an effort to feed her more during the day. That way she goes to sleep full.
Post # 5
Thats kind of what I was thinking about doing with him…Trying to get him to last longer so that he only eats twice at night instead of 3 times then maybe he will eat more during the day. I’m not willing to let him just cry either so we are going to take him into our bed with us if we need to, even tho we don’t normally co-sleep. Its really frustrating because he was only eating once a night before this last growth spurt.
Post # 6
oh I am interested in this too… my little guy nurses all night long and hardly eats at all during the day.
Post # 7
Well I tried to at least get him to go 3 1/2 or 4 hours last night but it didn’t even come close to working. Because he ate so little during the day, he woke up super hungry, chewing his fist, and crying before I could even get his diaper changed. Then of course this morning he has been going 4 hours and barely eating.
Ugh! Its so frustrating. We also tried the old cereal in the bottle, because our doctor recommended it, but it did absolutely nothing except possibly give him gas.