July 2013 Moms

MOTN feedings

Curious for those w outside babies. How long are you up for middle of the night feedings, diaper change, burping etc? And are you bottle feeding or breast feeding? We bottle feed and the whole process is taking 60 to 75 min. W my son I seemed to recall it going faster.
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Re: MOTN feedings

  • jmw222jmw222
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    We BF and it can take anywhere from 30 - 60 minutes depending on how long he is on for.   We've been averaging 2.5 hours between night feedings so we get about 2 hrs sleep stretches.


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  • We are breastfeeding and she usually eats every 2 and a half hours and it takes about 20 min for her to be done and a few extra minutes for me to change her diaper. But she has been awake a lot more these past few days so we aren't going right back to sleep.
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  • We've been staying up til 1 or 2, then giving a bottle which takes about 15 min including burps [ if she stays awake ] then if we're lucky she'll sleep about 4 hours before the next feeding.
    If we BF instead.of a bottle it can take an hour because she falls asleep every 10 min on the boob. Then she'll sleep about 3 hours.

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    I'm curious about others' responses as well. It takes us about 30 to 45 minutes. And this repeats every 2 to 3 hours. We breastfeed.

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    We BF and it can take anywhere from 30 - 60 minutes depending on how long he is on for.   We've been averaging 2.5 hours between night feedings so we get about 2 hrs sleep stretches.

    Yep, this is us exactly. 

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  • Our sleeping pattern has already changed from about two days.... it is constantly changing.

     As of last night BF for about 20 to 30 min and then slept for about 2 hours from when we went to bed.

    Two nights ago it was feeding for about 45 min up about an hour after he finished eating....all night long.

     

    Adding to this.... is anyone dreaming??  I dont think I ever get to REM

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  • image jmw222:
    We BF and it can take anywhere from 30 - 60 minutes depending on how long he is on for.   We've been averaging 2.5 hours between night feedings so we get about 2 hrs sleep stretches.

     this - except sometimes we get 3 or 4 hour stretches

  • It usually takes about 30ish minutes.  25 or so minutes on the boobs and then about 5 to change the diaper and settle back in.
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  • I BF at night. DS is such a lazy eater that its sometimes 60 to 75 minutes. If he doesn't eat enough, like last night, he's up every hour to eat. If he eats and stays awake long enough he will sleep 2 hour stretches. I sware he would love to sleep all night with the boob in his mouth.
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    Our sleeping pattern has already changed from about two days.... it is constantly changing.

     As of last night BF for about 20 to 30 min and then slept for about 2 hours from when we went to bed.

    Two nights ago it was feeding for about 45 min up about an hour after he finished eating....all night long.

     

    Adding to this.... is anyone dreaming??  I dont think I ever get to REM

     

    I've had a dream or two over the last 8 days and that's it. We're sleeping on the couch together, so baby girl feeds for probably 20 minutes or so (sometimes on each side) and then falls back asleep for a couple hours at the most. Then we repeat all night long.

     

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  • image je2161:
    I'm curious about others' responses as well. It takes us about 30 to 45 minutes. And this repeats every 2 to 3 hours. We breastfeed.



    This. We usually average 3 hours from the start of one feeding to the start of the next.
  • For the first two nighttime feedings, (10 or 11 PM and 12:30 or 1 AM)  he's usually cool with side-lying nursing, so it only takes 30 minutes or so and he's back to sleep.

    The feeding that starts between 2:30 and 3:00 AM is killer, though, and can last for 2-3 hours. He eats for 30 minutes or so, and 15 minutes more for diapering and burping. But then he's wide awake. For at least another hour...sometimes longer. Last night he started that feeding at 2:15, was done eating and diapering by 2:50 or so, and then fussed while I burped him and rocked him until 4 AM, when I bailed and had my DH take over. He got him to sleep by 4:30 or so, and then he was up again at 5:30 to eat.

     

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    I BF at night. DS is such a lazy water that its sometimes 6075 minutes. If he doesn't eat enough, like last night, he's up every hour to eat. If he eats and stays awake long enough he will sleep 2 hour stretches. I sware he would love to sleep all night with the boob in his mouth.


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  • bobceebobcee
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    DS cluster feeds, so I'll feed for 20 min or so sometimes, and then spend another 10 min on burping, changing diaper and swaddling. I'll put him down, get to lay down for 1530 min myself and then he'll be up again. This continues for a few hours then he'll have a long 3 he stretch or so, eat again and have another long stretch before morning.

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  • Nursing, 2 diaper changes since she's wet before and poops during, and settling back to bed takes about 45 minutes. She typically cluster feeds and then sleeps 10 to 2ish, then from 3 to 630ish, then up for the day around 930. Not bad at all!
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  • I"m breastfeeding and it will take him anywhere from 20 to 45 minutes depending upon how much he falls asleep really. We are waking him up every 2.5 hours so generally get an hour and a half to 2 hours of sleep in between. Having said that, last night was a bad night, and he was up fussing most of the night. He would breastfeed for about 10 minutes, be done and then want more in another hour or so. Sometimes he would go to sleep in between, sometimes he was wide awake!


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  • It takes usually 60 to 90 mins to feed, diaper change, burp and get her back to sleep... We got a 3 hour stretch between feedings last night and then she was up every 45 mins to an hour after eating again for 60 to 90 mins. Sigh.
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  • Feedings have been taking about an hour. I really hope last night is indicative of how things will be going forward; he just finished his growth spurt, and slept 2.5 hour stretches between feedings. I dream every single time I sleep. No exceptions! It's so weird.
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    I've had a dream or two over the last 8 days and that's it. We're sleeping on the couch together, so baby girl feeds for probably 20 minutes or so (sometimes on each side) and then falls back asleep for a couple hours at the most. Then we repeat all night long.

    Sorry to hijack your post OP, but I've seen other mom's post elsewhere too saying they are doing this and had to pipe up, it is MUCH more dangerous to sleep with your infant on a couch/sofa/recliner than in an actual bed. Just google safe co-sleeping and lots of articles explicitly warn against sofa sharing. Here is a recent article based on research in Australia about it:

    http://medicalxpress.com/news/2013-04-bedsharing-debate.html

    I am definitely pro co-sleeping, when done safely. I nurse at night side-lying in bed, so I doze at the same time so I am not sure exactly how long it takes, but probably 20-30 minutes. Repeat every 2-3 hours. DH gets diaper duty.

     

     

     


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  • OK, interesting! I think the 30 - 45 min is more what it was like with my son. This one is a slow eater and we have 2 diaper changes each time too, plus shes hard to burp and fusses quite a bit until we can get one out. Hoping she gets a little better at eating and burping as she gets older!

    And re: REM sleep - my wife and I have a system where I do nighttime parenting until our toddler wakes at about 6:30, then she takes over till 8 or 9. The baby's last feed usually ends by 4:30 or 5 so I usually end up with one delightful 3 - 4 hour stretch, full of WEIRD dreams.

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  • We are up around 12a and 3am and our whole routine takes about 45 minutes and an hour depending how many times she decides to poop her diaper after I change it. Sometimes it's 30 minutes on a good night. I keep the house very dark so after we are finished it takes about 10 minutes for her to fall back asleep when I rock her. 

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  • I BF and it is probably 30 min.
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    It takes usually 60 to 90 mins to feed, diaper change, burp and get her back to sleep... We got a 3 hour stretch between feedings last night and then she was up every 45 mins to an hour after eating again for 60 to 90 mins. Sigh.

     

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  • We are breast feeding and it also takes 30 to 60 minutes. Usually closer to 30. I've also mastered the side laying position which took me awhile to get used to with my first son...probably because my boobs are droopier now lol.
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    We are breastfeeding and she usually eats every 2 and a half hours and it takes about 20 min for her to be done and a few extra minutes for me to change her diaper. But she has been awake a lot more these past few days so we aren't going right back to sleep.


    Same here!

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  • We are breastfeeding. We usually take 30-60 min depending on how sleepy, how many diaper changes (I usually do fist change halfway through to wake her up a bit), and how many rounds (sometimes she goes for seconds).  We usually start the process every 3-3.5 hours. 

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  • owl214owl214
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    We're BFing DD who's just over a week old, we're usually up for an hour with 4 hours sleep in between I almost feel spoiled with her sleeping this well so early! We feed every 3 hours during the day so I let her sleep longer at night.
  • I will fully admit I am very lucky. Tessa goes to sleep around 8pm and generally only wakes up once. It usually happens around 3am. And she likes to stay up and party for about an hour. She eats on both sides, gets her diaper changed, and usually wants to nurse one more time. 

    She is my reward for her older brother putting me through 6-8 wakings every night, for the first 6 months. 

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