Schedule?

Ashley - posted on 01/31/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )

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Hi

I am a mother of 3... my LO is 1 month old, my middle is 19 months, and my oldest is 4 1/2 years old. I am currently BF on demand and it is kicking my A$$ my oldest 2 are grumpy and needy... and the baby is demanding lol. I want to continue to BF since I did it for my other 2 but I need help to set up an informal feeding schedule. Or is that even possible. I will never starve bub but I need to be able to give the kids my attention as well. I think part of the problem is that my 19month old still needs me soo much and is going through anxiety about me not being there for him. I hate not giving him the love and attention my oldest got. and even worse when I FINALLY get bub off the breast and my middle guy love my oldest is left out completely. My husband of course helps when he is home to keep kids occupied but that only happens when he is home for 10hrs of the day my kids are alone with neglectful mommy (ok not actually I see to their needs and try my bestest) but I want help keeping bub satisfied and kids as well...

Do any moms have any help?

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Sam - posted on 02/04/2012

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I just recently got my kids on a schedule. I have 4 kids a 5 and a half year old, 3 yo, 15month old and a 9 week old. Older Three are girls and the baby is a boy. So the baby gets the attention for being the only boy and the baby and my 15 month old is pretty jealous cause she is still a "baby". But to get My youngest on a schedule I started trying to get him to eat more at least to fill him and not just to satisfy him. I found at first he would just eat enough not to be hungry and it made for all day feeding, kind of like what it sounds like your going thru. so i have him now to eating on a schedule about every 3 or 4 hours thru the day almost to the hour and he sleeps thru the night allowing alot more time to give attention to the girls. I also allow my 15 month old to stay up a bit later than my older girls so she gets some more one on one. Not that I neglect her during the day by any means but school days are about my oldest when she gets home she needs to work on school work (reading, show me what she did that day ect.) and getting her fed and ready for school the next day.

Only Advice I really have or at least what worked for me was getting him to eat till he was full and after that it all fell into place as a stay at home mom I am home all day everyday we dont go out too often so after getting eating down naps followed getting everythign down to a basically on the hour schedule, I hope this helps you out :)

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