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December 19th, 2010
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From:cuppin_cake
Date:December 22nd, 2010 06:57 am (UTC)
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I second all of cathshaffer's comments and wanted to add: What has helped me save my sanity with a baby that still eats about four times a night is to perfect the side-lying breastfeeding position. I can pull him out of the bassinet, get him latched on, and fall back asleep. Eventually he wakes me up again and I burp him and switch sides. He starts out the night in his crib and ends up co-sleeping with us. It's still not ideal because he feeds a bit more frequently when he smells mama, and I know many people are not keen on co-sleeping. However, maybe you could give it a shot. I don't do this all night or every night, but when I'm really, REALLY tired it's a lifesaver.

P.S. You should consider joining the LJ breastfeeding community. It is a fantastic resource with many knowledgeable women.
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From:tammylc
Date:December 22nd, 2010 11:58 pm (UTC)
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Agree with previous two poster that cosleeping makes breastfeeding much more manageable with a baby that likes to eat around the clock.
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