Nighttime Feedings/Sleep

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Nighttime Feedings/Sleep

I'm just curious...when your LOs wake at night to eat, how long does it usually take them? Most of the time, Reagan is a slow eater at night. I don't think she fully wakes up, and she falls asleep easily. She takes anywhere between 20-40 minutes to eat before going back down. She sleeps for 2-3 hours after eating, and last night she actually slept in her crib after each feeding!!! That was nice. I was able to get a bit more restful sleep!

Anyway, just curious what all of your LOs are like at night!

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Hey Holly,
Are you bf or formula feeding?
I'm bf and Heidi wakes up every 2 to 3 hours at night to feed. It doesn't take her long, usually 15 min tops. And I would say 2 out of 3 times, she goes back asleep right away. Unfortunatly 1 out of 3 times she stays awake.... between 1 to 3 hours!!! Pretty tough on me!! Heidi sleeps better and longer during the day.....
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Hey Holly,
Are you bf or formula feeding?
I'm bf and Heidi wakes up every 2 to 3 hours at night to feed. It doesn't take her long, usually 15 min tops. And I would say 2 out of 3 times, she goes back asleep right away. Unfortunatly 1 out of 3 times she stays awake.... between 1 to 3 hours!!! Pretty tough on me!! Heidi sleeps better and longer during the day.....
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Sounds like you're making great progress with the crib Holly! I'm glad you're getting more rest. Smile

Vicky we are in a similar boat. On a good night John wakes up just two or three times but he usually stays up for an hour or two in the middle of the night. It's like he wants to sleep but can't fully get settled. He's getting better with taking a binkie so maybe that will help him someday. I'm feeling pretty tested as the last few nights he's slept in 4-4.5 hour stretches from say 10 on but a lot of times he'll wake every hour from 4/5 until 7 when DD gets up.

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DS usually takes anywhere from 20min-1 hour for feeding/burping. He USUALLY sleeps anywhere from 2.5-5 hour stretches. Although last night he was awake the entire night. *yawn*

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Ciara bf for about 15 mins and sleeps at night from 2 to 2.5 hours.

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"VixB" wrote:

Hey Holly,
Are you bf or formula feeding?

We are FF here. I think I might be the only one solely FF on here, but I'm not certain. Sorry she isn't sleeping well. Staying up for 1-3 hours has got to be hard. I'm thankful *knock on wood* that Reagan has only had a couple nights like that. Her first night home she was up ALL night, and this past weekend, she was up for most of the night. Hopefully we won't have too many more of those, and hopefully Heidi will start sleeping better for you!

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Philip eats like a starving beast and only takes 10 mins tops. Unfortunately, he poops almost every morning at 2am after eating, so he doesn't go right back to sleep afterwards. :/

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John was like Philip with the pooping. Yesterday he skipped his "evening nap" that he usually takes around 5 or 5:30 so he was floored when he fell asleep at 8:15. He stayed down until 2:30 am!!! He then got up at 6 am and I couldn't believe how good the sleep felt (I went to bed at 10). All of us minus John have had a nasty cold (he's just congested and more snuggly) so it's been great to catch up.

I think he's going to keep his 10/11 pm feeding but if he just did that, the 2 or 3 am one and then was up I'd be fine with that schedule. DD didn't sleep consistently longer stretches for a very very long time.

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One of my babies wakes up and stays up at times. Luckily he is very cute and cuddly during the day or we would have to send him back. The other one, crabbier during the day, sleeps better at night. He is all business when it comes to food. We bottle feed them at night because they still want a bottle or more nursing after nursing for 30 minutes (each)... and well with two of them, this mom needs a break. They sleep 3 hours, sometimes less, hardly ever more. What is really nice about breastfeeding is that it is the one thing that calms them when nothing else will. Though between pumping and feeding, I do feel like a cow and don't see how this is not going to do permanent damage to my breasts in a way pregnancy did not.

Tiffany