SOOOO TIRED!!! Would really appreciate some advice!

Katrina - posted on 05/15/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )




So I am a mother of 2. My son is almost 3 and my daughter is 3 weeks old. I have been breastfeeding and have been up every 2-3 hours since her birth with no exceptions. In the beginning I was able to take naps while she did during the day and it really helped. Now though I can't sleep during the day =( I am soo exhausted because im still up every 2 hours all night but I just end up laying there and can't sleep during the day. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!!!!


Faye - posted on 05/15/2013




Have you a partner who will help? Could you express 4 ounces of milk during the day and have your partner give it to the baby during the night? Involve both sets of grandparents as a relief during the day so you can sleep (weekends especially). If either of you have siblings? Again enlist their help as well. Since you were napping during the day, I guess the 3 year old is in daycare?

If the baby would be older (8 to 9 months), I would suggest something different, but right now, try to get the baby to sleep longer and get others to help you in the night time feedings.

Play with her a bit longer than you do now to make her tired so she will sleep longer between feedings.

Most of all relax and enjoy this time (I know easier said than done at this point), soon she will be running around and getting into everything and then you will wish for her to be this age again.

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