(Closed) Help with feeding issue

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
7081 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

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
5822 posts
Bee Keeper

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 # 6
792 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

oh I am interested in this too… my little guy nurses all night long and hardly eats at all during the day.

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