April 2013 Moms

I need a pep talk.....

Or maybe a misery loves company post..... Not sure which.

I'm over breast feeding. Not sleeping more than a 3.5 hour stretch in 3 weeks is absolute torture. Seriously, at this point I can.not.take.it.

The sleep deprivation is worse than any single part of pregnancy was for me. Hell at this point I'd even say its worse than labor and delivery was.

Yet I know I am lucky to have a natural latcher, good milk supply and should be tougher than this.

Can someone please tell me to keep going? And that it will get easier?

I'm losing my marbles over here tonight.

"I won't give up on us, even if the skies get rough, I'm giving you all my love, I"m still looking up."
TTC #1 since August 2011 MFI Diagnosis - April 2012
IVF #1 - July 2012 - Stims start 7/2, ER 7/12, 20 retrieved, 16 mature, 13 fertilized!
ET - 7/17 - 1 blast transferred. Beta - 7/26 273, Beta 2 7/30 - 1143. Beta 3 8/6 - 11,597
12/25 - Santa tells us "IT'S A GIRL!" EDD - April 4th
Trying to navigate through the world of IF
PAIF/SAIF always welcome

Our Little Easter Bunny has arrived!

Molly Mildred born 03/31/13

Re: I need a pep talk.....

  • The exhaustion is no joke! But hang in there! The health benefits for your LO are so worth it! Maybe try pumping before bed so you can ensure a good feeding. I did that the other night and he had a full feeding right before
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  • I'm actually doing both and it's not as stressful as long as my baby girl gets some kind of breast milk I'm happy with that
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  • It gets better. I promise.
    My mums group has a mantra: This too shall pass.
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  • Exact same boat. 3 weeks, no sleep, great supply, good latch, kinda over it. I just need sleep.

    No words of advice. Hang in there.
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  • I am right there with you! I want to quit breastfeeding so bad,I am just sticking it outbc I know it is healthiest for LO. The lack of sleep is so tough though. Hang in there, we can do this!
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  • I felt the same way with my DS, the truth is you kinda get used to it.  I used to say I *needed* nine hours of sleep every night (and I still kinda believe that) but the truth is I have gotten only a handful of good nights sleep over the past two

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  • I'm right there with you plus I'm supplementing with pumped milk. Reese still hasn't regained her birth weight so I have to feed her every 2-3 hours even at night which means even if she did sleep longer, no rest for me. Just keep telling yourself that it
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  • I really don't think bf'ing has much to do with how long a baby sleeps.  My older two were bf and sttn at just a few weeks old. I ep for Sammy  and he is sleeping 5 hour stretches.  My sisters baby was formula fed and is now 3 and still

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  • You need to do what you need to do. However, (and take this with a grain of salt as I'm talking about my now 6 yo dd), formula feeding didn't make any difference as far as sleeping at night goes. She didn't STTN until she was well over a year old and m

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  • Breastfeeding gets so much easier at 2 months and then again at 3-4 months. Really, it does get better! If you can learn to nurse in side lying position, you can at least rest while nursing. Oh, and there's a growth spurt at 3 weeks, so baby will want to
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    You need to do what you need to do. However, (and take this with a grain of salt as I'm talking about my now 6 yo d

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  • It gets so much easier! Right now it's about survival. You'll get through it and then more than likely really enjoy it. In the long run bfing is so much easier. There's no measuring, mixing, heating, cleaning. You always have your boobs on you. At night h

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  • It gets better!!  The beginning is by far the hardest but soon she will sleep in longer stretches and be on a predictable routine.  Hang in there!
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    I hope you don't mind me posting, I'm a feb mum and was just looking around at some of the new birth stories. A

    "I won't give up on us, even if the skies get rough, I'm giving you all my love, I"m still looking up."
    TTC #1 since August 2011 MFI Diagnosis - April 2012
    IVF #1 - July 2012 - Stims start 7/2, ER 7/12, 20 retrieved, 16 mature, 13 fertilized!
    ET - 7/17 - 1 blast transferred. Beta - 7/26 273, Beta 2 7/30 - 1143. Beta 3 8/6 - 11,597
    12/25 - Santa tells us "IT'S A GIRL!" EDD - April 4th
    Trying to navigate through the world of IF
    PAIF/SAIF always welcome

    Our Little Easter Bunny has arrived!

    Molly Mildred born 03/31/13

  • Many thanks for the responses ladies.

    im not going to quit, as I know it won't help the sleep issues and ill also be selling my daughter short of what's best for her and that's not fair.

    i am just having a REALLY hard time with the sleep de

    "I won't give up on us, even if the skies get rough, I'm giving you all my love, I"m still looking up."
    TTC #1 since August 2011 MFI Diagnosis - April 2012
    IVF #1 - July 2012 - Stims start 7/2, ER 7/12, 20 retrieved, 16 mature, 13 fertilized!
    ET - 7/17 - 1 blast transferred. Beta - 7/26 273, Beta 2 7/30 - 1143. Beta 3 8/6 - 11,597
    12/25 - Santa tells us "IT'S A GIRL!" EDD - April 4th
    Trying to navigate through the world of IF
    PAIF/SAIF always welcome

    Our Little Easter Bunny has arrived!

    Molly Mildred born 03/31/13

  • It definitely gets easier! You just have to power through a little longer. Soon enough LO will sleep longer stretches at night. I know it feels like torture now but hang in there!
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  • I wish that sleep deprivation was the only issue that I had! Don't give up if that's your only struggle with breast feeding. You will still wake up with baby even if you are bottle feeding so hang in there! I struggled with bad latch, low supply, and tor
    -Jackie "Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans" - John Lennon
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