We had quit a night!! Heidi wouldn't sleep and was very fussy (crying) and wanted to feed all the time. Then I would breastfeed her, she sucked a bit then was getting super mad, like she wasn't satisfied or something! So I said not again (Hunter gave me soo sleepless nights) so I went and gave her a bottle (formula).... Well she wouldn't take it!!!! Grrrrr
I finally gave up and woke my Dh up. He took her from 2:30 till 6 so i could sleep. Urgggggg
Oh that really sucks. The babies are more likely to take a bottle from DH than me. And my twinfants still need a bottle nearly every time after I breastfeed even though I pump and I swear there is a ton of milk available. They pass out and then I hook the other one up and then the first one realizes he is not eating and voila! crying. They are starting to prefer the breast which a normal person would be happy about, but it is stressing me out. What if they will not take a bottle?!!? So... you are living my fear. Anyway, just wanted to say I hope you find a way to get some rest today, even if it is not sleep.
Oh Vicky I am sorry. I am glad you woke DH up to at least get some sleep. I agree with Tiffany about having DH give the bottle a try. DD wouldn't take one from me for a while. What bottles are you using? Maybe try a bottle again when she's not as worked up and willing to experiment?
We gave DD a bottle for the first time at 6 weeks with some pumped milk as our LC said to do it between 6-8 weeks if you want them to take one at all (easily). I still haven't done it with DS yet.
Tiffany - First, I love the term "twinfants" and second, you are a normal person. A hard working, exhausted super mom of a person and BFing is really taxing. I have been pretty lucky with DS overall (DD was really tough with nursing) but when he is satisfied by nothing but nursing non stop, I can't help but feel beside myself with frustration and physical exhaustion. I cannot fathom that with two!
Little update, DH tried giving her a bottle, she hated it but drank 1 oz at least (my milk). I will try a bottle at least once a day because i want to be able to leave her more then one hour at a time!!!
I tried 2 diff nipples and will try another one tomorrow. I want to ise playtex drop in with the brown nipples but i could only find silicone ones in my small town!!!! Was using the brown ones with Hunter, went great. So Ill try plAytex and if not i have avent bootles too and if not evenflow....wish me luck!!!!