He wakes to nurse about twice a night and is very restless in between. It may happen at different ages too, whenever you feel that it is right with the exception of young babies who need to feed at night. Please refer to scientific and medical research, text and journals before referring to mental health of mothers and breastfeeding in toddlers. Waking after every sleep cycle would be accumulated emotions. I keep blaming myself for this, I tend to feel guilty a lot.
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He wakes times at night to nurse, usually briefly, but this is still very hard for me as my own sleep is so consistently interrupted. The closeness will give a great feeling of connection. It was crazy of us to go. When I refuse the breast at night to my screaming girl, she wretches her whole body and pushes my hands away that try to rub her. Begin hand-expression and spoon feeding if baby is not latching or not transferring milk within the first hours.
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But, opinions are always changing and are based only on your previous experiences. They eventually slow down and bf less at night. After about 2 days of extra breastfeeding, the mother's milk supply will have grown to meet the baby's needs. Your email address will not be published. We limited to naps and night time and I keep a cup of water by my bed for her when she starts pulling at my shirt. He stretched but then was instantly heavy again with sleep like a kitten. Kids of all ages strive on routine.
He was grunting and shaking his head side to side so that was when I decided to try just hugging him and letting him release those emotions. I was in a place where people didn't read blogs or pay to join support groups to figure something like this out. This may be especially pronounced if mom was given 2L or more IV fluids. He wasn't humoring her, she was genuinely helping. I was ready to take up this fight. She had been sleeping so well up until then, but now her sleeping was fitful and feverish.