So it's one am and Chloe's Sleeping patterns are determined when she eats, thats all well and good when it works with normal sleeping patterns but not so much when I need sleep. So this is my time to vent.. and to hopefully let all those mothers to be a warning about why breastfeeding is the best thing and the most intense experience you will go through.
After two nights of staying up until after one because your child is wanting fed every hour on the hour from 8pm to after 1 am you start to wonder what the heck did I get my self into, here are my thoughts
Cluster feedings are not fun, it's like binge drinking for infants and it's relentless.
Growth spurts are also not fun, That is why I am up late right now, since there isn't much resting time in between feedings
Waking up every 3-4 hours every night is hard to do, expecially if you have just had the previous experience. If She does sleep for more than 4 hours you wake up panic, wondering if she is all right, you go back to sleep for an hour when you have to feed her to get some relief or you wake up and pump and then no sooner you get done pumping she wakes up and is hungry at which point you suffer through her eating...grr
This is just the night time issues you have.
my other issues are these, please Help me if you have any advice I would love to hear it.
1. Chloe will not take a bottle, yes I pump and have enough for a day out if needed or a well supply of milk, however to get her to drink from a bottle is a chore. If she gets really hungry she will drink just enough to satisfy her hunger 1 oz at the most and then scream and cry until mommy comes usually has to wakes up to feed her the rest of meal. So does that mean she prefers me or is she picky or who knows?
2. I think that it's more convenient to breastfeed but I hear how 8 week olds sleep though the night because they don't digest the formula as fast as breast milk and moms are happy during the day and can function. Is that ever going to happen and when?
3. Pooppy diapers all the time.
those are my main issues, don't get me wrong I do enjoy breastfeeding as a mom there is a bond that I can't describe and I love it but it's intense and I hope that she will let other feed her soon so I can get some me time or at least some sleep.