Things were crazy at the start too. My little boy was a tiny tacker and had low sugars when he was born and didn't have the energy to feed and lost a lot of weight. I really wanted to BF but he just got to tuckered out before any hind milk came through. So I expressed and offered formula to build his energy up and get him stronger whilst latching him on each feed so he wouldn't loose the skill. After 3 1/2 weeks he finally drained one side and continued putting on weight. Logan was such a good sleeper but not in a good way because he was so tired we would have to wake him for his feeds otherwise he would sleep through. Nearly 8 weeks on, our little boy is feeding on demand now every 3-4 hours during the day and occasionally does a good 6 hour stretch over night.
How are you finding nights now. what sort of routine do you follow of an evening?
Sounds like he's doing well after a rocky start! Well done to get him to finally feed -that's a lot of expressing, must have been tough. My little guy has fed well right from the start, but has been a terrible sleeper. First 3-4 weeks he was waking every 1 1/2 hours overnight and during the day to feed. I was getting beside myself with the lack of sleep! He's finally stretched it out to about 2 1/2hours overnight, there's even been a few nights of 3 hours BUT he now only catnaps for 30-40 mins at a time during the day and rarely resettles when he wakes. Hard to get anything done! He's a lovely happy little man for about an hour after he wakes and then takes about 15mibs of patting and rocking to settle him back to sleep. Demand fed, but usually 2 to 2 1/2 hous between feeds.He's not particularly fussy in the evenings but the time we get him down to bed for he night varies depending on his last nap. Usually between 8 - 9. I give him a bath about 6ish and he has a cuddle with his dad for a while when he gets home, then usually a quick nap while we grab the opportunity to make/eat dinner. Doesn't always work that smoothly though!