Any tips to get hubby help with baby at night?

Portia - posted on 08/28/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )

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Hi... For the past 2 years ive been on the night shift with our baby girl now 2 years old... From waking up every one to 2 hours to only once or twice at night to feed her.... And by morning i go to work full time with my husband and leave our baby to our nanny... When i got pregnant again last year, i still take the night shift and go to work full time.... After giving birth last may, hubby helped me for two weeks since i got a c section then after that im back full time doing night shift again, waking up every 1 to 2 hours at night, take care of the baby boy whole day, play with baby girl and attend to her needs.... I just returned to work last august 6 working again 9 hours a day with 2 hours travel time... Still. I do the night shift full time... My eyes are red every day... Im tired... My breastmilk somewhat starts to diminish even if i continue to pump at work... Im so sad! Even on weekends i take care of babies full time! I ask help from hubby at night, he just nods n goes back to sleep. Help!

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Chet - posted on 08/28/2014

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Not really. Nothing aside from explaining how much you would appreciate the help.

Although, to be completely honest, sometimes it makes the most sense to just let dad sleep. When our kids were babies their dad could sleep through night waking no problem, and he was nearly impossible to rouse. This is a very common complaint among nursing moms, and often mom can't sleep through a night waking even if she wants to... so you either have a tired mom and a well rested dad, or two exhausted parents.

One options would be to shift more of the household chores to your husband, or the hire somebody to take care of that, and you just go to bed earlier so you can get the right amount of sleep despite the interruptions.

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