so tired

Hannah - posted on 08/29/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My 8 week old is bf and is wanting me between 1 and 3 hours all day and night. I gather that this is normal but I'm losing steam. I have a 2 year old as well and she's running circles around me when I'm feeding. Does anyone have any tips or advice or just words of support coz I don't want to quit the boob but it's becoming a real temptation xxx

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Celeste - posted on 08/29/2013

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All I can say is just hang in there. Definitely normal. It WILL get better. I have twins and another child, so I totally get where you're coming from. Right now, it's all about survival, so for us, it was basic needs and everything else can wait.

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Sarah - posted on 08/30/2013

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Just hang in there. Been there too. My middle child nursed every hour a round the clock for the first 2-3 months. At that time my oldest was 3 yrs old. SO know how you feel and the thought of just giving up. Once she turned that corner she started nursing about every 3 hrs during the day and would do one 5 hr....which I made sure it came in the middle of the night :) I HATED nursing those first few months. I never got a break and I felt like I could never do anything with my oldest. BUT once she started going longer I actually started to enjoy it. I agree with Celeste at this stage it is all about survival....if a TV show for the 2 yr old to watch keeps them in one place while you nurse....go for it! If a snack that you would not normally give gets the 2 yr old to sit....go for it. As things get better and you feel like you are actually human again you can go back to not allowing certain things again. :)

Hannah - posted on 08/29/2013

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Thank you for taking the time to reply. I'm just finding it hard at the moment. X

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