Michele - posted on 10/18/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )
This is my first baby and I think I have created some bad habits and now I'm not sure how to break them...I held him for the longest time for naps (we would nap at the same time). I had a c-section and he was born 4 wks. early. He is a great breast feeder and eats about 7-8 times a day and when I am at work (usually 8-5) he has 3-5oz. bottles. We just started rice cereal in his bottle during the day and that (his Grammy says) has helped to satisfy him. This is about all I am producing milk wise (I pump three times a day to get 15 oz.) so I am wondering if that is not enough for him?
He usually takes anywhere from 0-4 naps a day which range in length from 30 minutes to 2 hours. I can sometimes put him down and other times he wakes right up if I put him in his crib. At night, he wakes up 1-2 times to be fed but recently he slept from 9 until 5:15! Of course, I was up 2-3 times checking on him! I don't mind the night feedings and usually bring him over to ur bed to feed him. Sometimes he stays there with me and others I place him in his cradle in our room or back in his crib. His usual bed time is around 9 pm. So that about covers it, I think...any suggestions? Also, any suggestions on how to increase my milk supply? Or, is this normal for a breastfed 5 month old. I am just longing for a good night's rest and have no interest in supplementing with formula unless absolutely necessary.