Well, after a few days of intensive breastfeeding, and me getting sore nipples again, my supply is right back up (my poor boobs mustn't know how much milk they need to make!!!). Unfortunately we're right back to the beginning with vomiting...... So much spew everywhere that I'm glad we have floor boards throughout the house and it's easy to clean up!!!
We're back onto 1-2 hourly feeds, only feeding one side each time which is nice. tis give my nipples a break so they heal up again pretty quickly. My other problem though is that he's brought in so much milk and is sleeping bettr that they're filling up a lot overnight and he's getting way too much at a time....... Far out, what can you do???!!!!
It was so bad that the spew splashed up off the part of the floor it hit and made a mess that was about a metre wide!!!!
I think I might have to pump a bit before going to bed just to take off the extra so he doesn't drown in milk!!! It's quite stressful having him in the bassinet next to me and suddenly vomiting and making this noise like he can't breathe afterward. My pelvis is still very much recovering from birthing and I can't get out of bed all that quickly without hurting myself, thankfully he's right next to me. I don't know how people would be able to have their baby's sleeping in another room, it woud atke such a long time to get to them!!
I've been double sheeting the bassinet and also having an extra terry towel square where he sleeps so it doesn't take too long to change the sheets and try to resettle him, but I still have to get him out of his swaddle wrap (the Love Me Baby Swaddles are AWESOME!!) and then reswaddle him in a muslin, which is nowhere near as good - we are totally getting two of the next size up of the Love Me Baby. Poor little man keep kicking off his blankets because his feet get out...... I end up sleep with him on me again. It' just so much easier, (and I like it!!) and we all get more sleep that way.
My husband is a bit worried that we won't get him out of our bed very easily, but to me it's the only way we're all going to cope with him working and me not being able to rest during the day because our toddler doesn't sleep! (In retrospect this was a great decision, he's going really well in the bassinet nearly all night at 9 weeks old so I really didn't need to worry!)
During the day has been a bit hard work and I got really stressed. The poor little man was so unsettled he wouldn't even sleep longer than half an hour when he was on me (needless to say he didn't sleep in the cot at all these few days.... My body, particularly my back was really tired at the end of each day).
Anyway, onwards and upwards, one day at a time. I know that by three months everyone says things settle down so I'm very much keeping that in mind when I'm almost losing the plot!!
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