Sleeping/Eating/Burping and a side note
Yes, it’s 6:33am on a Sunday and I’m blogging. I fed little man at 5am and I can’t get my mind to shut off so I can sleep. So I figured I would get my blog entry in my head posted so I can get to sleep.
A quick side note first – about my last entry. I felt weird writing it, posting it, and keeping it up. It is my blog and I feel like I should post what I’m feeling since that’s what it’s for, but I want to clarify something. I’m not sitting there worrying all day/freaking out/going woe is me. I just think too much and over-analyze a lot of things. I plan. I hope it didn’t bother anyone or anyone still in the IF trenches. I think of you often and especially after my last post.
Ok onto the “meat” of my post.
I think little man just slept through the night for the first time. Hubby fed him at 10pm, he had 4 ounces, and then he went to bed. I woke up to him making noise on the monitor at 5am. I was like 5am? Too early, he had been waking up at 5:30-6am. But, then hubby said that he hadn’t fed him at his normal 3am feeding. He slept through! That is a seven hour stretch! Wow. I wish the stretch lasted a little later than 5am, but who am I to complain! Now, if I could just get back to sleep again.
With eating little man usually gets 4 ounce bottles through the day. He seems to get tired and full after 4 ounces and I don’t see him eating a lot more unless we really stretched the time between his feedings. He feeds every three hours. I was trying to make it every four earlier, but then I realized that it made his last feeding a lot later at night and I felt like it was harder to get the right amount of formula in him for the day since he tends to eat 4oz a session a lot of the time. I also thought that if we consistently fed him every three hours he would have enough in his belly to sleep through the night better. How many of you who formula feed go by the 2.5 x baby’s weight divided by the amount of feedings to figure out how much formula they should be eating? Do you follow it to the letter or follow it loosely? Hubby thinks that we don’t have to focus so much on the formula and the number, that we should just feed him when he’s hungry. I have been thinking about how to get more formula in him earlier in the day so that he gets the right amount approximately, but finishes earlier in the day. I find he goes to sleep for the night usually around 7-8pm. This makes feeding him at like 10pm at night hard since he’s usually passed out. However, last night he was awake and ate which got him to the right amount of formula according to the formula so maybe that is why he slept through the night.
Burping. Little man can burp loudly and it makes me laugh. Little man also tends to get gas so we try really hard to burp him when he’s eating. We usually burp him multiple times during a feeding. We will wait until he takes the bottle out of his mouth or wriggles around and shows us that he needs a break. However, a lot of the time it feels like burping him takes longer than actually feeding him. We will try multiple positions and keep trying during the feeding, but sometimes he just won’t burp. Maybe he doesn’t have too, especially since we are using Dr Bro.wn’s bottles that are supposed to help with gas, but a lot of the time not burping slows down the feeding because he has an air bubble somewhere or maybe it slows it down because we keep trying to burp him. How often do you guys burp your babies? I am sure it’s different with breast fed babies, but I’m just wondering.
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